Local and Regional Food System Resilience Town Hall

Join the Kansas Rural Center on Zoom Thursday, August 27 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm Local and Regional Food System Resilience Town Hall Pre-Town Hall Virtual Farm Tour by Grazing Plains Farm! Welcome provided by KRC 2020 Election updates and reminders provided by League of Women Voters Panel Discussion moderated by Gabe Spurgeon, South Baldwin Farms and president [...]

Local and Regional Food System Resilience Town Hall2020-08-24T17:39:15-05:00

PAGES FROM A BOOK: Federal Reserve publication ignites interest in developing food systems

By Tom Parker Helen Schnoes was on a return leg from western New York State when she stopped in Omaha, Neb., to meet supporters trying to develop a community food system similar to the framework of the Douglas County Food Policy Council, of which she was the Sustainability and Food Systems Planner. It was [...]

PAGES FROM A BOOK: Federal Reserve publication ignites interest in developing food systems2019-03-06T14:33:24-06:00

Harvesting Opportunity in Kansas

Agenda available here. Local and regional food is more than what happens at farmers markets and on U-Pick farms. When we support food and farm businesses, we can seize new market opportunities that build our communities’ wealth—creating jobs and strengthening relationships. If you are passionate about local agriculture, healthy food access, and improving your community, [...]

Harvesting Opportunity in Kansas2018-05-15T14:30:26-05:00

State needs to expand and support local food movement, task force recommends to legislature

By Tom Parker Ron Brown, Chairman of the Kansas Local Food and Farm Task Force, opened his statements to members of the Kansas Farmers Union during their annual convention in mid-December with a pun that was so hackneyed and so clichéd that it almost obscured what came immediately after. Almost, but not quite. For while [...]

State needs to expand and support local food movement, task force recommends to legislature2016-11-04T21:46:13-05:00

Satisfying producers as well as consumers critical for building a successful co-op

By Tom Parker When the High Plains Food Cooperative in Atwood opened for business in May of 2008, its first shipment of 21 orders totaling $785 in products fit in the trunk of a car. Since then the cooperative has grown at the rate of almost 40 percent per year and now consists of nearly [...]

Satisfying producers as well as consumers critical for building a successful co-op2016-11-04T21:46:29-05:00

Cole Cottin

Cole Cottin is the primary writer and analyst for the newly released report Feeding Kansas: A Statewide Farm & Food System Assessment with Recommendations for Public Action. Cole is a Program Coordinator at the Kansas Rural Center (KRC), where she helps lead the organization’s local/regional food system and specialty crop programs. She views food as [...]

Cole Cottin2016-11-04T21:46:32-05:00