November 2016

We’ve done a lot in KFU since our last issue of the Kontact. One of our best was an event series I’m pretty darn proud of, we partnered up with the Kansas Farmer Veterans Coalition and a whole host of other supporters and sponsors to conduct the Summer Fun Farm Tour Series, 3 tours in [...]

November 20162017-02-27T12:37:48-06:00

2016 KFU State Convention Set for Dec 7-8 in Wichita

Kansas Farmers Union, the state’s oldest active general farm organization, will hold its annual convention at the Hotel at Old Town, Wichita, December 7-8, 2016.This year’s theme is Helping Communities Help Themselves. In addition to addressing rural healthcare access and expanding direct marketing opportunities, conference sessions will focus on exploring past and present farm crises [...]

2016 KFU State Convention Set for Dec 7-8 in Wichita2016-11-10T22:14:35-06:00

Farm Aid 2016

Bolstered by National Farmers Union (NFU) and Farm Aid, 275 family farmers uniting in September at the U.S. Capitol to ask for emergency assistance and increased funding to address the harsh economic realities brought on by historically low prices and too high production costs. Both organizations cautioned that America’s farmers and ranchers can’t afford to [...]

Farm Aid 20162016-11-10T22:07:54-06:00

National Farmers Union Fly-In 2016

The annual National Farmers Union Washington D.C. Fly-In is the very definition of grassroots politics. This three-day event draws Farmers Union members from states as far as Alaska and Hawaii to meet with top officials of the USDA and, more importantly, their elected state representatives. The goal of these meetings is to remind those in [...]

National Farmers Union Fly-In 20162016-11-10T22:06:47-06:00

Returning to the Land: Diversification, family, and community lay foundation for success

By Tom Parker Jay Schwinn was living the American dream as a Merrill Lynch executive when the entire U.S. financial sector imploded in 2008. After being bought out, he called his brother, Joe, asking if he could use a partner on his small vegetable farm outside Leavenworth, Kan. His brother, while apologetic, [...]

Returning to the Land: Diversification, family, and community lay foundation for success2016-11-10T22:05:25-06:00