5 October 2000
Sen. Roberts, KSU's Flinchbaugh To Discuss Future Of Ag Policy

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts and Kansas State University agricultural economist Barry Flinchbaugh will be discussing the
nation’s agricultural policy with college students and the general public Oct. 13 on the K-State campus.

The discussion, "Ag Policy For A New Generation," will be in the K-State Union Little Theater from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
There is no admission charge.

The discussion will be taped by "AgriTalk" radio, and aired in Kansas on Nov. 6 at 10:06 a.m. on local affiliates.

As chairman of the 21st Century Commission on Agriculture, Flinchbaugh is closely involved in helping decison-makers draft
the country’s next farm bill. He also helped write the 1996 farm bill, commonly known as "Freedom to Farm".

The taped broadcast will take place during the regular meeting of Flinchbaugh’s Ag Policy class. Students will be able to ask
questions and offer their opinions on the future of agricultural policy.

"AgriTalk" is a talk show for and about rural America that is syndicated in 32 states. Its host, Ken Root, will moderate the
Oct. 13 discussion on agricultural policy. For more information, interested persons may contact AgriTalk producer Julie
Strickland at 1-800-794-8250, or visit http://www.agritalk.com.