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KRC 2014 Farm & Food Conference and 35th Anniversary Celebration
November 7, 2014 - November 8, 2014
“Sustainable Agriculture: A Once and Future Vision”
KRC 2014 Farming & Food Conference
and 35th Anniversary Celebration
Four Points Sheraton, Manhattan, Kansas
November 7 and 8, 2014
Two days packed with informative workshops, inspirational ideas, and crucial connections, for farmers, rural citizens and advocates alike.
Conference Keynotes and Panelists, Friday and Saturday
Fred Kirschenmann, Distinguished Fellow, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture — Alternative paradigms for the future of agriculture
Ricardo Salvador, Director and Senior Scientist, Food and Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists — What we know about climate, water, population and the future of food
Hattie Mitchell, Treasurer, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and Bob Dixson, Mayor, City of Greensburg, Kansas — Perspectives on the future of food and farming for healthy, sustainable communities
Julie Mettenburg, Executive Director, Kansas Rural Center — Who will farm? The future of land stewardship in a time of transition
Anniversary Dinner Keynote
Bryan Welch, Editor and Publisher, Mother Earth News
Beautiful and abundant: the future of the sustainability movement
The 2014 Kansas Farm and Food Conference & 35th Anniversary Celebration is presented with generous support by the following sponsors:
Conference Partner and 35th Anniversary Sponsors:
Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Alternative Crops supports small family-owned farms in Kansas by emphasizing research, education and outreach focused on production, storage, processing, and marketing technologies that will boost small farm profitability, protect natural resources, and enhance rural communities.
Contact: Kerri Ebert, email@example.com, 785-532-2976, Manhattan, KS
For 38 years, Pines’ wheatgrass, barley and alfalfa have been the first choice for discriminating buyers who seek their own quality ingredients for their recipes and smoothies. Our tablets and capsules are the first choice by those who seek the most potent source of vegetable nutrition in a convenient form.
Contact: Ron Seibold, firstname.lastname@example.org, 785-841-6016, Lawrence, KS
MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the Original Guide to Living Wisely. Launched in 1970, each bimonthly issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS features practical and money-saving information on organic gardening, cooking and food preservation, natural health, do-it-yourself projects, renewable energy, and all aspects of rural and urban homesteading.
Contact: email@example.com, 800-234-3368, Topeka, KS
The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture is a research and education center on the campus of Iowa State University created to identify and reduce negative environmental impacts of farming and develop new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources. The Center offers programs in four initiatives: Ecology, Marketing and Food Systems, Policy and Cross-Cutting (all three areas). The Center’s namesake is Iowa-born conservationist Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) known for development of the land ethic.
Since 1982 Cromwell Solar has provided professional solar design and turn-key installation services across the entire state of Kansas and points beyond. We install projects of every size from residential properties to farms and large commercial and governmental projects. Solar is now more affordable than conventional electricity; we have options that include purchasing with a 5 to 7 year payback or leasing with no upfront investment so its cash positive from day one.
Kauffman Seeds, Inc., started in 1965 by Edward Kauffman in Haven, Kansas, is a full service seed business. We work with all farmers regardless of their size operation, and our main interest is making sure all of our customers get the best quality seed for their needs – whether it is selecting field crops or cover crops. We are constantly looking for the newest products in the market place that will allow customers the best chance for making a profit. We are here to serve and help answer your questions regardless of how trivial they may be.
Independently owned and operated focusing on organic crop seed. Blue River offers organic corn, PuraMaize, Leafy Silage, soybeans, alfalfa, sudangrass and other forages. Celebrating 10 years in business in 2015!
- Turkey Foot Ranch, Barry Barber, firstname.lastname@example.org, 620-221-7229, www.turkeyfootranch.com, Windfield, KS
- Paul Conway, Leavenworth KS
35th Anniversary Partner:
35th Anniversary Sponsor:
Bob & Joy Lominska
35th Anniversary Supporter:
J& L Farms
Jim & Lisa French
Food & Beverage Donors:
Hoyland Farm, Bob & Joy Lominska, Lawrence, KS
Central Soy Foods, Lawrence, KS
Hilary’s Eat Well, Lawrence, KS
Creekridge Farm, Wayne & Sandra White, Oskaloosa, KS
Sunny Day Farm, Lucinda Stuenkel, Palmer, KS
Freestate Brewery, Lawrence, KS
Little Apple Brewery, Manhattan, KS
Dale Family Farms, Kurt & Andi Dale, Protection, KS
Oatie Beef, Dallas Picolet, Dwight, KS
Janzen Family Farms, Newton, KS
Parks Pasture Pork, Darrell Parks, Manhattan, KS