Members of the Kansas Farm Food Connection (KFFC) gathered with dietitians and food bloggers at the Culinary Center of Overland Park, Kan., March 5 for an evening of good food and conversation.
KFFC hosted this “Meet the Makers” event to encourage an exchange of ideas between farmers and consumers. Farmers at the event grow soybeans, sorghum and corn, and raise beef or dairy cattle on family farms.
“There’s a widening gap between farm and non-farm families today,” said Ron Grusenmeyer, regional director of industry relations at the Midwest Dairy Association. “We need to listen to consumers and share our stories with them.”
At the event, farmers and their guests worked together to prepare home-cooked meals for Ronald McDonald Charities of Kansas City, which serves 87 families a night.
The mission of Kansas Farm Food Connection is to share the exciting story of Kansas agriculture by connecting farms to families and families to farms to learn, eat and grow together. To learn more, visit http://www.raisingkansas.com or Facebook.