FOOD + AGRICULTURE

FOOD + AGRICULTURE

Feeding families and farmers

Farmers and farmland are at the heart of our rural places, and central to a new era of health and wealth. Getting local food on our menus, in our schools, and into larger markets nearby can help us build commerce and community. It’s part of making sure everyone here eats and lives well.

Feeding families and farmers

Farmers and farmland are at the heart of our rural places, and central to a new era of health and wealth. Getting local food on our menus, in our schools, and into larger markets nearby can help us build commerce and community. It’s part of making sure everyone here eats and lives well.

Food & Ag Businesses

Making local food work for buyers and suppliers requires attending to the many stops along the way from farm to fork. We support and connect farmers, their suppliers, distributors, processors and others needed to move local products to market.

Good Food for All

Good food and all that goes with it — friends, family, nature, and neighbors – are community essentials. New Growth and partners work to connect, support, and advocate for people and programs that build good food into everyday lives.

Farm to Fork Summit

This annual gathering of local food and farm interests is where west central Missouri builds the connections, knowledge, and will needed to secure good food for all and family farms for our rural economies.

Food & Ag Businesses

Making local food work for buyers and suppliers requires attending to the many stops along the way from farm to fork. We support and connect farmers, their suppliers, distributors, processors and others needed to move local products to market.

Good Food for All

Good food and all that goes with it — friends, family, nature, and neighbors – are community essentials. New Growth and partners work to connect, support, and advocate for people and programs that build good food into everyday lives.

Farm to Fork Summit

This annual gathering of local food and farm interests is where west central Missouri builds the connections, knowledge, and will needed to secure good food for all and family farms for our rural economies.

FOOD + AGRICULTURE NEWS

Double Up Food Bucks at area farmers’ markets

Double Up Food Bucks at area farmers’ markets

Strawberries are here! And again this year, friends, family, and neighbors with limited budgets will be able to take locally produced fruits and vegetables home with them thanks to the Double Up Food Bucks Program. Seven farmers’ markets in west central Missouri participate. They are part of a national wave of communities adopting the Double Up Food Bucks approach to helping families, farmers, and communities grow healthy.

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Conversation with Food Systems Director Katie Nixon

Conversation with Food Systems Director Katie Nixon

Katie Nixon is a farmer and a leader in the good food movement as Food Systems Director at West Central Missouri Community Action Agency. Backroad Production’s IN FOCUS podcast recently featured a conversation with Katie about several regional food and farm development initiatives, including her work with the New Growth community development corporation team.

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