March 6 – April 3, 2016
Chef Alli Tasting Event, Saturday, March 5, 6:30 pm | reservations
Opening Reception | Sunday, March 6, 12 -5 pm
Photographer Scott Stebner will speak at 2 pm
and will be available for book signing
“Kansas Farmers, Ranchers, and You” is an exhibit of photographs from the book Kansas Farmer by Scott Stebner, an agricultural photographer who specializes in taking powerful and captivating photographs of those who make a living off the land. He has partnered with Kansas Farm Bureau to create Kansas Farmer, a coffee table book showcasing the spirit, hard work and dedication of Kansas farmers and ranchers.
Having grown up around livestock and spending seven years as an agricultural educator, Stebner is drawn to documenting visually the life, culture, and events of American agriculture at the local level. He received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and earned his master’s degree in agricultural communications from Kansas State University.
As world population increases so does the need for food. Famers and ranchers are acutely aware of the importance of providing enough food for the world.
For them, growing food is not just a job; it is a serious and noble undertaking.
Consumers are ever more focused on food and where it comes from, how it is grown. Rural and urban needs and interests coalesce around food. The exhibit and sister events at the Volland Store will provide an opportunity for people from rural and urban areas to explore these issues together, to meet and discuss, ask questions, and learn.
“Kansas Farmers, Ranchers, and You” will open Sunday, March 6, 2016, with a reception from 12 to 5 pm and will close Sunday, April 3, 2016. Kansas Farmer will be available for sale at the exhibit, and proceeds will fund scholarships for undergraduate students at Kansas State University who are interested in agricultural advocacy and are studying agricultural communications. The author will speak at 2 pm and will be present for signing. www.scottstebner.com
“A Tasting Event with Chef Alli” on Saturday, March 5, 6:30 pm. Chef Alli will make a special appearance at The Volland Store, visiting with local ranchers about where our food comes from and how it is produced as she prepares several dishes for guests to sample. Join us for a delightful evening of tasty food and an opportunity to preview the exhibit. Reservations are limited. To purchase tickets click here or call Wrenn Pacheco at 405-633-1273.
“A Conversation between Ranchers and You” with Randall Debler (Wabaunsee County), Debbie Lyons-Blythe (Morris County), and Matt Perrier (Greenwood County), three of the ranchers featured in the exhibit, will be held at The Volland Store on Sunday, March 13, at 2 pm. It is free and open to the public. No reservations required.
We are grateful to our Sponsors, including Kansas Farm Bureau, Jim and Barbara Meinhardt and KanEquip, Inc., Wabaunsee County Farm Bureau, Farm Bureau Financial Services Agent Robert Sage, Miller Ranch Equipment, Kansas Livestock Association, and Kansas Ranchland Trust, who have helped make the exhibit possible.