Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Celebrate From the Land of Kansas month in January

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback proclaims January as From the Land of Kansas month.

With that declaration, Kansas agriculture businesses and products will be celebrated and highlighted throughout the month.

“We are excited for this opportunity to promote our members, partners and supporters,” said Stacy Mayo, From the Land of Kansas director. “Agriculture is our largest industry in Kansas. We have the opportunity to work   with some of the most productive farmers and ranchers in the country, top-notch specialty food companies, restaurants focused on highlighting Kansas ingredients, ag technology and equipment companies and other agriculture industries creating food and products for use in Kansas, the country and the world.”

One of the program’s goals is to incorporate Kansas agricultural products and services into consumers’ daily lives. “In January, and all year round, we hope to help consumers connect with our members and partners,” Mayo said.

“The From the Land of Kansas program has helped us grow and make connections as both a Kansas restaurant and food company,” said Brent Sullivan, Jose Pepper’s Vice President of Sales. “I believe strongly in this program and would encourage other ag businesses to explore the opportunities with the From the Land of Kansas program.”

  • Connect with Kansas ag businesses: This January follow the hashtag, #LandofKS or visit FromtheLandofKansas.com/Blog, to see the program’s members highlighted. Businesses looking to join the program can learn more at FromtheLandofKansas.com/Join.
  • Shop Kansas retailers- Retail partners are a great resource when shopping for local, Kansas-made products. Trademark partners include main street markets, grocery stores featuring Kansas foods, convenience stores with Kansas-made snacks or the ag equipment dealer selling Kansas-made equipment. For a list of the program’s partners visit FromtheLandofKansas.com/ShopKansas. 
  • Cook Kansas- Food is an instant connection to agriculture and From the Land of Kansas’ partnership with Chef Alli’s Farm Fresh Kitchen has created recipes for the home cook. Each recipe features Kansas ingredients. Find these recipes at FromtheLandofKansas.com/Recipes.
  • Support Kansas- From the Land of Kansas also provides the opportunity for organizations, businesses and individuals who believe in the program’s mission, but may not fit the membership model, to join the trademark program as supporters. Supporters receive a variety of benefits, and more information is available at FromtheLandofKansas.com/Supporter.

“We work to support Kansas ag businesses, connect them with other businesses and services that will help them meet their company’s goals and objectives,” Mayo said. “All of this while working to build the brand of Kansas agriculture as a safe, wholesome food supply for consumers and high quality agriculture products and services.”

Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for the latest happenings. For more information on the program, its services, benefits and initiatives, visit FromtheLandofKansas.com or call (785) 564-6700.