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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

Build Farm to School with new Missouri funding

Build Farm to School with new Missouri funding

A $1.25 million Local Food for Schools grant to Missouri from the federal government will flow directly to schools that apply for the opportunity to plan and implement local food purchasing over an 18-month period starting this fall.

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New Growth to co-lead five-state Foods Center

New Growth to co-lead five-state Foods Center

Rural Missouri community development corporation New Growth will co-lead the new Heartland Regional Foods Business Center with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) through a $25 million cooperative agreement award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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