Bauman Joins KFU Board of Directors
Rosanna Bauman is a farmer and serial ag entrepreneur from Garnett. Together with her parents and five siblings, Bauman has developed businesses that expand opportunities for local food production in eastern Kansas through USDA-inspected poultry and meat processing facilities and a non-GMO feed hub.
At the age of 17, Rosanna became the youngest certified HACCP writer in K-State’s training program. She used those skills when launching ANCO Processing, the only on-farm poultry processing facility in Kansas to process not only the farm’s birds, but also the neighbors. Once the smallest USDA-certified plant in the nation, ANCO has now grown to processing 50,000 birds in 2015.
In 2014, Bauman was one of 24 farmers selected from the U.S. to present in the National Slow Money Entrepreneur Showcase. Her family’s Feed Hub project was chosen to receive the 1st place, 0% interest loan. This innovative aggregation center for local grains provides non-GMO livestock grains for Baumans’ farm, and other’s in the region. Bauman’s Farm Feeds sold 70 tons of grain in 2015.