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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 development efforts
  • Updates on work being done on the local level to strengthen local food systems and access to healthy food
  • Dialogue focusing on what you can do to be a part of strengthening our state’s local food and farm systems, civic engagement, resources, ideas, and ways to work together to reach the common vision of a healthy, local food systems.
  • Dinner featuring Kansas grown ingredients!

Allen County Farmers Market Fundraiser: KRC and the Allen County Farmers Market have teamed up to bring this forum to Iola!  A $12 per person donation for dinner, which benefits the market fundraiser, will be requested at the event.

Iola’s forum will again feature an analysis about state budget and revenue concerns, and an analysis of the impact of recent state legislation on local food systems and food access by Kansas Rural Center Lobbyist, Paul Johnson.   Ron Brown will provide the update and outlook on the state Local Food & Farm Task Force.

Updates and information will also be provided by GROW Allen County, the Allen County Farmers Market, Kansas Farm Bureau the League of Women Voters.