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Food Hubs and Co-ops: How Local Family Farms Can Feed Our Communities

April 6, 2013

A workshop on “Food Hubs and Co-ops: how local family farms can feed our
communities”  will be offered April 6, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the
Highland Community College’s Klinefelter Barn, 1774 230th St., Hiawatha,
KS. The workshop will provide people who grow and enjoy locally produced
food with information on how to form partnerships and food cooperatives.

Speakers  include: Kim Barker producer and founding board member,
Oklahoma Food Cooperative; Darryl L. Birkenfeld, executive director,
Ogallala Commons; Chris Schmidt & Chris Sramek founding board members, High
Plains Food Coop; Bob Mailander (tentative) former director, Cooperative
Development Center Rocky Mountain Farmers Union.   A panel of producers
will also present. Glacial Hills Resource Conservation & Development
operates a Commercial Kitchen in Horton that will be highlighted.  A small
registration fee will be charged.   Lunch and refreshments will be served.
Details available later.

Sponsoring organizations are Kansas Farmers Union, Glacial Hills RC&D,
Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Alternative Crops (KSCAAC),
Kansas Rural Center, Brown County Healthy Foods Coalition, Glacial Hills
Food Center, and Highland Community College.   For more information
contact:  Mary Howell – kfu.mary@gmail.com or Gary Satter
gary.satter@glacialhills rcd.com.  Online registrations can be made at


April 6, 2013



Highland Community College’s Klinefelter Barn
1774 230th St.
Hiawatha, KS United States
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