Kansas Specialty Crop Farm Spotlight: Mellowfields Farm At Mellowfields Farm Kevin and Jessi cultivate almost 3 acres of Kansas River bottom soil. After several years of being somewhat nomadic in their growing, hopping from neighbors’ yards to leasing land from the City of Lawrence as part of its Common Ground program, [...]
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Kansas Specialty Crop Farm Spotlight: Simple Abundance Farm Simple Abundance Farm started as a 4 x 8 foot of plywood in Adam and Maggie Pounds’ basement where they grew Microgreens indoors with the use of grow lights. By starting small and learning the ins and outs of consistent growing [...]
Kansas Specialty Crop Farm Spotlight: Rommey Farms In 2016 Susan and Don established Rommey Farms the heart of the Flint Hills, just west of Cassoday. With a half-acre tilled from a cattle-holding pen, the garden was planted on the land following sustainable agriculture practices. They grow a variety of [...]
DOWNLOAD the 2021 Kansas Farmers Union Policy PDF Adopted by Kansas Farmers Union Delegates to the KFU State Convention on December 5, 2021 2021 Special Orders of Business All special orders have to be renewed annually as long as the delegates wish them in place. Otherwise they automatically expire. COVID-19 Pandemic Since early 2020, Kansas [...]
Steinlage Receives KFU’s 2020 Ruth Hirsh Award KFU proudly honors the legacy of Ruth Hirsh through its award in her name which is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to agriculture and the efforts of the Farmers Union. Hirsh was a strong advocate for a viable [...]
Jason Schmidt, a dairy farmer who lives outside of Newton, Kansas, considers himself a progressive farmer. He voted for President-elect Joe Biden last month. He wants the Biden administration to reward farmers based on how much carbon they are storing in the soil. He is a fifth-generation Kansas farmer.By Bryan LowryThe Wichita EagleOriginally published on [...]
By MARY HOWELL Kansas Farmers Union has been awarded a fourth FSMA food safety grant to offer produce safety education to specialty crop growers. We’re working with diverse grower populations to enhance their knowledge of food safety and on-farm good agricultural practices and educate them on FSMA Produce Safety Rule. This funding will [...]
COVID-19 Relief Funding Available for Kansas and Missouri Family Farmers Fund supports small family farms falling through the cracks of COVID-19 MCPHERSON, KANSAS (June 3) – Family farmers in Kansas and Missouri can now access much-needed relief from the economic impacts of COVID-19. Farm Aid has partnered with the Kansas Farmers Union Foundation [...]
As I write this report we are in the middle of a world turned upside-down. The COVID-19 virus is just beginning to build up steam here in Kansas and deaths are happening as a result of the virus. We here in Kansas are now in a state-wide lockdown starting today. I [...]
Farmers Union History with Tom Giessel, NFU Honorary Amateur Historian “THE FLU PUT THE BAN ON UNION MEETINGS” At first glance, one might suspect the title of this article to be a directive by Kansas Farmers Union president Donn Teske, or National Farmers Union president Rob Larew of a [...]