K-State dean to talk about future of agriculture

Dr. John Floros, the Dean of the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University, Manhattan, will talk about the future of agriculture at a benefit dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the

National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame. Dr. Floros, who also serves as the director of K-State Research and Extension, has been at his current post since August of 2012.? He has led the College of Agriculture as it has developed a strategic plan that will guide the school through 2025. His research specialties include the application of chemical engineering science, applied mathematics and industrial statistics to the field of food process engineering and packaging. The dinner meeting will be a benefit for the Ag Hall.? Business West and the Wyandotte County Farm Bureau will co-sponsor the event. The cost for the meeting and the dinner will be $25 a person. ?For reservations, see the attached flier or telephone 913-766-4300 or 913-406-6266 or email murrel@mcbconsultinginc.com.

Business West members elect officers, directors

Officers and directors for the coming year were elected at the Business West Annual Membership Meeting Sept. 21 at Schlitterbahn. They are Marisa Crawford Gray, Immediate Past-President; Dr. Jane Winkler Philbrook, President; ?Chuck Stites, President-Elect; Brent Lathrom, Treasurer; Murrel Bland, Executive Director; and Allison Rank, Donna Tilden, Earl

Freeman and Linda Wolford, Board of Directors. Returning members of the Board of Directors are Kathleen Meyers Baska, Sheryl Raglow Becker, Dr. DeeAnn Richards Behrens, Melissa Brune Bynum, Joe Maderak and Rusty Roberts. Kathy Briney, the Wyandotte County Appraiser, was the featured speaker at the Annual Meeting

Shepherds Center to celebrate 30th anniversary

The Shepherds Center of Kansas City, Kansas, will celebrate its 30th anniversary from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #45, 7844 Leavenworth Rd. The theme of the celebration will be Pearls of Wisdom. Barton Richardson, a comedian, will be the master of ceremonies. The cost will be $30 a person for the business casual event. For more information, telephone Melissa Bynum at 913-281-8908 or email Melissa@sckck.org

Wyandot Inc. to hold annual meeting

Wyandot Inc., the parent corporation for social service agencies, will hold its annual meeting from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Savior Pastoral Center, 12600 Parallel Pkwy. The featured speaker will be Donovan Gardner, a mental health advocate. Agencies that serve clients under the umbrella of Wyandot Inc. include the Wyandot Center for community behavioral healthcare, the center for Parent, Adolescent and Child Empowerment Services, Kim Wilson Housing and Rainbow Services Inc., a 24-hour crisis center.

Members always welcome at Board Meetings

All Business West members are always welcome to attend monthly Board of Director Meetings of Business West. The board meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at The Dotte Spot Bar and Grill, 8123 Parallel Pkwy., in the Arrowhead Center.

For more information or comments, telephone 913-766-4300 or 913 406-6266 (cell) or email murrel@mcbconsultinginc.com.