Vegetable, Fruit & Nut Specialty Crops
Local production of fruits and vegetables is important to the citizens of Kansas, from home gardeners to commercial producers. Research-based information through K-State helps maintain productivity indefinitely.
Local food promotion efforts include:
- Survey regarding barriers to marketing local fruits and vegetables
- Research comparing consumption vs. production of fruits and vegetables in the Kansas River Valley
- Collaboration with the Kansas Rural Center for selling local food
- Creation of the Willow Lake Student Farm for training horticulture students in organic methods