Kansas Dept. of Ag Awards Markets with Meet Me at Market Stipends

      Posted On: February 22, 2018

“The Kansas Department of Agriculture has selected 12 farmers’ markets as recipients of the Meet Me at the Market stipend program. This program, a part of the Farmers’ Market Consumer Recruitment Campaign Grant, is made possible by a U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant that makes funds available to state departments of agriculture solely to enhance competitiveness of specialty crops. According to the USDA, specialty crops are defined as ‘fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture.’ This stipend will provide market managers and vendors with resources to increase awareness of specialty crops available at their market, including funds for promotional events and marketing programs.”

Click here to learn about the stipend recipients and the program’s intended outcomes.