Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) at State Fair Community College in Sedalia – August 13, 2014.
Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) held a three stop “farm tour” in the 4th Congressional District today. The final stop was this afternoon in Sedalia at State Fair Community College. About a dozen people attended a roundtable discussion about issues associated with data collection and management in agriculture. Most, if not all, of the individuals in attendance were invited participants (and family who accompanied them to the meeting), local politicians, and Representative Hartzler’s (r) staff. We were there, too.
After greeting everyone in the room Representative Hartlzer sat at the table with the other roundtable participants. After brief introductions Representative Hartzler asked those at the table to state what they had to say. Other than a question here and there Representative Hartzler spent most of the event listening to what they had to say. Individuals at the table included representatives of Farm Bureau, another agriculture interest group, local office holders, and the owner of a family owned agriculture data service (based in the district). The roundtable was scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m. It lasted approximately an hour and twenty minutes.
This was an open meeting which was advertised via social media (and I assume by local media, too), yet other than those directly participating or those associated with the participants (and Show Me Progress) there were no other people in the room.
In the past Representative Hartzler has held open town hall meetings with the opportunity for those in attendance to ask questions on any subject. A few of those town halls had been well attended. Given the current restive nature of the electorate one would suspect that an open town hall held now would have very good attendance.
Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) in the board room at the Hopkins Student Services Building at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): town halls in Clinton and Warrensburg (August 10, 2011)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): town hall in Warrensburg, part 1 (August 11, 2011)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): town hall in Warrensburg, part 2 (August 12, 2011)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): town hall in Warrensburg, part 3 (August 13, 2011)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): town hall in Warrensburg, part 4 (August 14, 2011)
Vicky Hartzler (r) at Sedalia Town Hall meeting 4/5/2012 (April 6, 2012)
Nate Irvin (D) in the 4th Congressional District (August 7, 2014)