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Bringing NWKS Food Producers and Buyers Together

If you are a northwest Kansas food grower, producer or buyer for a grocery store, healthcare facility, school or other business or organization, then you won't want to miss this FREE informational opportunity to network, learn about policies, and overcome rules and restrictions.

This free informational gathering is sponsored by the Western Prairie Food, Farm and Community Alliance, a partner of LiveWell Northwest Kansas.

Food BUYERS should sign up for one of two available sessions; either in the morning from 9 a.m. to noon, or in the evening from 5 to 8 p.m.

Food GROWERS should sign up for the free session from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

WHO: Food purchasers for schools, businesses, healthcare facilities, etc.

WHAT: FREE informational meeting to bring northwest Kansas food producers and buyers together

WHERE: Multipurpose Room at Colby Community College

WHEN: Sign up for one of two FREE sessions on Thursday, Sept. 19, that best fits your schedule, either from 9 a.m. to noon or 5 to 8 p.m.



Network with other northwest Kansas food buyers and producers at this FREE informational gathering sponsored by the Western Prairie Food, Farm and Community Alliance (or Food Policy Council). This meeting is perfect for those who purchase food for a grocery store, school, healthcare facility, restaurant or other related entity. Pre-registration is requested at the link above.

During the meeting, you'll learn about the benefits and opportunities for buying local, hear from K-State Research and Extension speaker Cal Jamerson regarding common challenges and you'll be invited to ask questions. For example, you may be interested in purchasing tomatoes or peppers from a local grower for your school or senior center but cannot because of certain restrictions or other contractual obligations. This meeting will help you better understand your options and provide possible solutions.

Through this meeting, the Food Policy Council will:

  • Bring NWKS institutions together to talk about the barriers of having fresh, local produce available

  • Help you learn how to overcome barriers from trained experts

  • Bring together a diverse group of people who can count on one another to get answers and to share success

Click HERE to learn more about the Western Prairie Food, Farm and Community Alliance.


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