MEMBER FEATURES

Congratulations to Jerry Hill and Thrill's Kettle Corn! A special note from Jerry: "Our regular Thrill's Gourmet Kettle Corn took home the First Place Prize in the Kansas State Fairpopcorn competition, the Caramel took second, and the Cinnamon took third. How about that! I was present and got to witness the judging, and the judges took a few cornels of each sample of the several other companies and wrote notes and told the crowd about the qualities of what they had just tasted and...
Nestled in the Flint Hills of Kansas for more than 20 years, Grandma Hoerner’s Foods has been providing natural and organic food to customers across the country and the globe. Grandma Hoerner’s Foods was founded in 1986 in California after Duane McCoy re-created recipes used by his grandmother Mabel Hoerner, the company’s namesake. After starting the company in California, Duane and his wife, Regina, returned to Kansas in 1993. “Grandma Hoerner grew up on a farm in Manhattan...
The From the Land of Kansas program is proud to sponsor another year of Ag Minute segments. These segments will air on K-State Sports Radio broadcasts of the 2015 K-State football games. Tune in to listen to our features on various From the Land of Kansas member companies and supporters from across the state in many different industries. This program provides the opportunity to bring awareness to agriculture across the state to a wide consumer audience. Focus: Exploring agritourism: KC...
As the weather changes and kids head back to school, it is officially fall! That is a great time to look at your recipes and see how you can change them up to feature in-season produce and dishes that are sure to be new favorites. Check out some of our favorite dishes, many of which came from our friend Chef Alli: Pumpkin lovers delight: Pumpkin Strudelines- check out this beautiful dish that has the fall-favorite, pumpkin Pork and cider stew: If one dish could sum up fall in a bowl...
by Julie Roller, From the Land of Kansas specialist Farmers and ranchers work hard to provide for their families and the world, often burning the candle at both ends of the stick. Whether it is early morning chores or late nights in the fields, one thing helps keep them going: coffee. Coffee was a staple in chuck wagons and is found in our modern-day kitchens. Coffee also connects people. In coffee shops, convenience stores and breaks rooms, you can find people gathered talking about...
School is out and the summer travel season is in full swing. If you are looking for unique, budget-friendly vacation ideas, check out one of Kansas’ great agritourism businesses: Flying W Ranch: 2015 Flowers in the Flint Hills       Pioneer Bluffs: Group tours where you can: Experience the Flint Hills, get down and dirty in the community garden at Pioneer Bluffs, experience art, see a historic performance and enjoy a home-...
By Stacy Mayo While many people may think the smell of cattle feedlots in southwest Kansas is not something to be desired, it will always be the smell of home to me, the smell of the agriculture-strong community I am proud to have been raised in. On a recent trip to the Kansas City metro area to visit current members and recruit new members, I was able to experience lots of great smells in just a couple days. The smell of BBQ sauce- Original Juans is Kansas company that has been iconic...