Scholarships Available to SARE's New American Farm Conference

Thanks to the support of sponsors, a limited number of scholarships are now available from the National Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) office for the 2008 New American Farm Conference, March 25-27 in Kansas City. Their priorities are to fund farmers/ranchers and nonprofits, particularly those from under-served/minority audiences and those who are new to SARE and/or sustainable agriculture: emerging leaders, beginning farmers and ranchers, and those who have never attended a SARE regional or national conference.

Scholarships will be awarded as free registration (including registration for a tour), plus up to $700 allowance that can be used for specified expenses. Scholarship applications are due by February 15, 2008.

Squash Blossom Food Buyer Club of Kansas City

From the Squash Blossom FAQ:

How do you provide local produce in the winter ? Kansas Organic Producers Assn have a storage facility for the sweet potatoes. Pure Prairie also has storage. The spinach producer is growing it in 30 ft by 90 ft high tunnel greenhouses. We will have a supply all winter till the spring growing season. We are also challenging area growers to feed us with a wide variety of 'winter vegetables' at the Food Circle Grower Expo in March and April. There will be tomatoes and micro greens available in April from local growers.

Is it organic? We strive for organic, healthy, sustainable food. Locally/regionally produced when possible.

Steve Mann
AKA Squash Father