Corporate, community teams available for interview as 2022 Amaizing Sweet Corn Glean-A-Thon & Festival kicks off
KANSAS CITY, MO (July 13, 2022) – Starting this week, corporate and community volunteer teams will compete to harvest as much sweet corn as possible from three regional farms, kicking off the 2022 Amaizing Sweet Corn Glean-A-Thon and Festival. Reporters, media outlets, and other news organizations are invited to witness the coordinated effort and interview the farmers, teams, and After the Harvest staff involved. Following each harvest, teams will deliver this fresh produce to local food pantries and other agencies fighting food insecurity in Kansas City.
The Glean-A-Thon will culminate in a Sweet Corn Festival on July 30th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs, Kan. For precise dates, locations, and interviewees available, see the schedule below. Please pay careful attention to farm addresses and check with the Google Maps link provided to ensure location accuracy. To schedule an interview with After the Harvest, the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, our generous farmers, volunteers, or sponsors, please contact Autumn MorningSky at email@example.com.
Amaizing Sweet Corn Glean-A-Thon and Sweet Corn Festival
Organized by After the Harvest and the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame. Sponsored by Driscoll’s, Cargill, Hallmark Inc., Bayer CropScience, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Kansas Corn Growers Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, Creative Planning, and People Partners Foundation.
Glean-A-Thon: July 15-29, 2022
Sweet Corn Festival: July 30, 2022
Glean-A-Thon: across three farms located in Kansas City metro
Sweet Corn Festival: held at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame
In efforts to glean and donate 50,000 ears of sweet corn to area food pantries and other agencies that feed hungry people in our community.
LIVE ON-SITE INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE:
- July 15, 16, 20, 22 from 7am to 11am
Glean-A-Thon at Riverview Farm
1913 E 1125 Rd, Lawrence KS 66049 [View on Google Maps]
Participating teams available for interview: Cargill, Agricultural Future of America (sponsored by Kansas Corn Growers Association), Avondale United Methodist Church, Hallmark, Shockey Consulting, People Partners Foundation, After the Harvest Board of Directors, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, and Driscoll’s.
- July 27, 29 from 7am to 11am
Glean-A-Thon at Tom & Andrea Guetterman’s Farm
11036 W 223rd St., Bucyrus KS 66013 [View on Google Maps]
Participating teams available for interview: RFP360 and After the Harvest Board of Directors’ team.
- July 30, 2022 from 11am to 3pm
Amaizing Sweet Corn Festival
National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame
630 N 126th St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 [View on Google Maps]
Dates are subject to change based upon crop conditions, so please confirm all interview requests. For more information about the 2022 Amaizing Sweet Corn Glean-A-Thon and Festival, see a prior press release here.
After the Harvest rescues nutritious fruits and vegetables from going to waste and donates them to agencies that serve hungry people, primarily in Greater Kansas City. Our volunteers glean after the harvest, picking what’s left in farmers’ fields and picking up already harvested leftover produce. After the Harvest, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the largest local produce donor to Harvesters—The Community Food Network. Learn more at aftertheharvestkc.org.
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) chartered by Congress in 1960 to educate society on the historical and present value of American agriculture and to honor leadership in agribusiness and academia by providing education, information, experience and recognition. Learn more at www.aghalloffame.com.