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Local Foods Program Administrator Position 

The Local Food Systems Program Administrator will be responsible for directing a USDA Regional Food Systems Partnership grant to elevate and provide support to local and regional food systems across the state.

Full job description and application


K-State receives $750,000 grant to spur local food systems in Kansas


Local Meat Marketing Workshops


KSU Meat Marketing

As demand grows for local meat, poultry, and eggs, Kansas producers have an opportunity to expand into new markets and grow their customer base.

The Kansas Local Meat Marketing Workshops will help small scale meat, poultry, and egg producers capitalize on this moment. Attend to learn key marketing strategies, best practices, and regulations from the experts, including fellow producers. KDA’s Weights and Measures program will also offer free sales scale certification with paid registration.

Three locations and registration options are:

Cost: $20 per attendee, which includes a local foods lunch. Each workshop will cover the same content and will be held from 10AM-3PM.

The workshops are hosted by the Local Foods Transdisciplinary Team at Kansas State University. It is sponsored by the Kansas Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, KSU Global Food Systems Seed Grant, Walton’s, Frontier Farm Credit, Neosho County Farm Bureau, Sedgwick County Farm Bureau, Johnson County Farm Bureau, Kansas Farmers Union, Allen County Farm Bureau, Kansas Meat Processors Association, and the Kansas Rural Center.


For questions about these workshops or to become a sponsor, please contact Erica Blair at elblair@ksu.edu

Farmers Market Workshops

Information and Registration


Local Foods Town Hall 

Below is the recording and Slides (PDF) for these events. Thank you for your support of local foods in Kansas!

January 25, 2023 - Slides



Town Hall Archives

October 26, 2022 -Slides

July 27, 2022 - Slides


April 27, 2022 - Slides


January 26, 2022 - Slides 


October 27, 2021 - Slides

Local Foods Resources for Kansans 

Local Foods in Your Community!

Eating Locally: Supporting Health & Properity for Kansans - Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Barber County Residents Rally to Help Feed Students, Others

Rise Cowley!

Northwest Kansas

Homesteading 9-1-1

View our videos on a variety of homesteading topics on our KSRE YouTube Channel

Starting a Value Added Business

Your Kansas FarmYour Kansas Farm, Open for Business!
Webinar recordings from June 2, 2020

Shopping Direct from Farmers

Gardening and Farmers Markets

Getting a Garden Started
All Things Herbs
Harvesting and Storing Fresh Produce
Wholesale Markets
Farmers Markets
Farmers Market
Farmament post-harvest losses and traceability app

Farmament is a web-based app for recording food losses and for traceability for small-scale produce growers. Growers can also record plantings, crop surveys, harvests, processing, shipping, sales and more.

Meat and Poultry

Direct Marketing
Processing Meat at Home

Food Preservation

canningFor selling preserved foods, please contact the Kansas Value Added Foods Lab.