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Kansas City Area Guests Discuss Food and Farming

Olathe Guests

From left: Valeria Edwards, Johnson County FACS agent, Anne Cort, chef at Hy-Vee, Nichole Burnett, Johnson County FACS agent, and LaVell Welp Winsor, farmer and CommonGround Kansas volunteer.

Questions about GMOs, organic and local foods were among the discussion during the CommonGround Kansas “Conversations About Farming and Food” at K-State Olathe March 5. Volunteers LaVell Winsor and Nicole Small met with 16 guests from the Kansas City area including chefs, farmers’ market managers, family and consumer science educators, parents, health and nutrition program directors, and school district and city leaders.

This special dinner was an opportunity for guests to talk directly to farmers about how their food is raised. Nicole and LaVell shared how they raise crops and livestock on their Kansas farms, addressing questions about genetically modified foods, organic and local movements, environmental concerns, food prices and animal welfare. Nicole shared stories of her family’s around-the-clock efforts to care for newborn calves on their southeast Kansas ranch during the harsh winter calving season. LaVell discussed how her family uses state-of-the-art farming practices to care for the land and produce food to help feed the growing world population. Guests also opened up about their concerns, leaving with a clearer picture of how farmers take great care to produce safe, nutritious and affordable food.

Thanks to all the guests who joined in the conversation! To learn more about CommonGround and get answers to commonly asked questions about food and farming, visit findourcommonground.com.

 

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Sharing the Story of Food Production

Kansas Farmer MagazineCommonGround Kansas made the news again in February in this article in Kansas Farmer magazine. When we’re not busy chatting about food and farming with folks off-the-farm, we also get excited about talking to other farmers. Why? There’s a growing movement in the agricultural community to be more open and honest about how we grow your food. If we can inspire other farmers to share how food is raised, we can create an even better dialogue about agricultural production where you can ask questions and get sincere answers.

You might be surprised how much farmers really are on the same page as consumers. As an industry, we truly care about the quality and safety of the food we produce. We can all benefit from encouraging ongoing conversation between consumers and farmers.

Read the full article from Kansas Farmer Magazine (PDF).

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CommonGround featured on AG am in Kansas

Check out LaVell Winsor’s interview on CommonGround with Bryan Hallman of AG am in Kansas.

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