Feeding Kansas Dinner & Dialogue: Iola

Join the Kansas Rural Center, along with local and regional partners, at one of our five remaining “Feeding Kansas Dinner & Dialogue” forums to be held throughout the state this June. The upcoming forums will provide: Analysis of recent state legislation, including state budget and revenue issues, that affect local level food systems and access [...]

Diversifying Organic Farms: Integrating Organic Grains, Forages, Livestock, Specialty Crops and People

Central Plains Organic Farmers (CPOF), formerly Kansas Organic Producers, is  hosting an all day workshop on "Diversifying Organic Farms: Integrating Grains, Forages. Livestock, Specialty Crops and People" on Wednesday, August 29,  at the Klinefelter Barn east of Hiawatha at 1724 230th St., Hiawatha, KS. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. Program runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch will be served on site. A $15 [...]

KRC Farm and Food Conference

The Kansas Rural Center will host its annual Farm and Food Conference November 16 and 17, 2018, in Wichita, Kansas, featuring three distinguished keynote speakers this year as well as a panel of community leaders. Keynote talks and breakout sessions will exemplify the theme, “Framing Our Future: What is Right about Food, Farming and Communities [...]

Using Quickbooks to Manage Farm Finances

K-State Research and Extension Agent Kara Mayer will help you learn how to use Quickbooks to manage your farm finances.  Computers will be provided as this is a hands on workshop.  There is a $10 fee to cover lunch.  Registration limited to 12 people. Using Quickbooks to Manage Farm Finances March 6, 2019 10:30 am-3:00 [...]

PARIS to PITTSBURGH: Screening & Discussion

Lawrence Public Library Auditorium 707 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS

From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Paris to Pittsburgh celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they are not waiting on Washington to act. Join us for a screening and discussion of this National Geographic documentary on Sunday, [...]

Food Safety for Specialty Crop Producers During & Post COVID-19

Please join the Kansas Rural Center for this FREE ONLINE EVENT. Registration required in order to receive login information - http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=haxabybab&oeidk=a07eh4kjjso29921a4f This growing season is presenting new challenges and opportunities in many aspects of raising and marketing produce. While following food safety measures is always important, some extra precautions and practices during the current pandemic [...]

Marketing Options for Specialty Crop Farmers During COVID-19 and Beyond

Please join KRC for an online event focusing on marketing options for specialty crop farmers during COVID-19 and beyond. Many farmers have experienced the need to quickly change how and where to market produce this season. From integrating online store platforms to delivery services and changes to farmers markets, hear from those who have made [...]

Recordkeeping for Specialty Crop Growers

Hosted by Tom Buller with K-State Research and Extension – Douglas County, this program will describe best practices for financial and production record keeping for specialty crop growers. Registration is required to access the webinar. https://ksu.zoom.us/…/…/tJctf-6hrDsqHtNUSnIPK80FFanSzfqQ0WTU

Navigating COVID-19 Federal Assistance for Specialty Crop Farmers

Please join the Kansas Rural Center for a free online event focusing on navigating COVID-19 Federal Assistance for specialty crop growers. The CARES Act has made some options available to farmers to help sustain their operations through the pandemic.  However, navigating eligibility and paperwork can quickly become overwhelming.  Watch a farm tour and hear from [...]

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 [...]