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MANHATTAN — “Ruralpreneurs” in enterprise, tourism, know-how and agriculture together with group volunteers are amongst these to be honored by Okay-State’s Huck Boyd Nationwide Institute for Rural Growth as Leaders of the Yr for 2022.
This 12 months’s award classes and winners are:
- Entrepreneurship — Cassidy Cage and Halle Schindler, C&H Designs, Manhattan/Paola.
- Know-how — Daniel Friesen, IdeaTek, Buhler.
- Inventive Arts — Roxie Yonkey, author of “100 Things to Do in Kansas Before You Die”, Goodland.
- Neighborhood Service — Danny Scott, Caney Community Betterment Group Foundation/PRIDE, Caney.
- Entrepreneurial Growth — Christina Lengthy, Steve Radley – NetWorked for Change, Wichita.
- Agriculture — Landon Oldham, Heartland Soil Providers, Cunningham.
The winners might be honored by means of a hybrid Zoom/in-person awards presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 11, on the Okay-State Scholar Union in Manhattan.
“Congratulations to those people and organizations for his or her creativity and dedication to rural communities,” stated Shawna Moyer, chair of the Board of Administrators of the Huck Boyd Nationwide Institute for Rural Growth.
Roxie Yonkey serves as her group’s CEO – on this case, Chief Exploration Officer. After designing journey guides and selling tourism from her dwelling in Goodland, she turned a journey author and blogger. Roxie has revealed the e book “100 Issues to Do in Kansas Earlier than You Die.” For extra data, see roxieontheroad.com.
Cassidy Cage and Halle Schindler
When sorority sisters and roommates Cassidy Cage and Halle Schindler have been visiting the Schindler household farm close to Paola, they talked a couple of challenge they might do collectively. That led to the creation of C&H Designs, a startup enterprise utilizing a Cricut gadget to create customizable vinyl designs for shirts and different gadgets. Their merchandise have now been marketed throughout Kansas and past. For extra data, seek for C&H Designs on Instagram.
Daniel Friesen was a tech-savvy child in Buhler who began a pc restore enterprise known as IdeaTek whereas in highschool. He went on to review data methods at Hutchinson Neighborhood School and Wichita State earlier than pursuing his enterprise full-time in Buhler. IdeaTek is now an Web service supplier with an emphasis on fiber optics. The corporate employs greater than 120 individuals from Robust Metropolis to Liberal. For extra data, see www.IdeaTek.com.
Danny Scott was a banker in Caney who was involved concerning the route of the group. The grocery retailer had closed and downtown companies have been boarded up. Danny and his spouse Norma joined with others and the native county extension agent to kind the Caney Neighborhood Betterment Group Basis which joined the Kansas PRIDE program.
Now a municipal-owned grocery retailer has opened, new companies have moved downtown, and constructive momentum is happening. For extra data, seek for Caney Neighborhood Betterment Group Basis on Fb.
Steve Radley, CEO of NetWork Kansas, needed to create a technique to encourage cross-sector collaboration, useful resource growth and implementation for daring financial and group growth enhancements throughout Kansas. With the help of NetWork Kansas’ Strategic Inclusive Communications Director and advertising skilled, Christina Lengthy, a planning crew was assembled and the NetWorked Partnership for Neighborhood Funding was created.
NetWorked expanded from statewide digital convenings to a statewide in-person convention known as NetWorked for Change, that includes sources for rural and concrete communities with main assist from Blue Cross and Blue Protect of Kansas and the Kansas Well being Basis. For extra data, see www.networkedforchange.com.
Landon Oldham based Heartland Soil Providers in Cunningham when he recognized a necessity for extra knowledge to help farmers with precision agriculture. At present, Heartland Soil Providers focuses on soil sampling, yield mapping, imagery, irrigation administration instruments, variable price seeding and fertilizer prescriptions, and end-of-season knowledge evaluation. Such knowledge helps farmers apply their inputs in a extra environment friendly, efficient and environmentally-friendly method. For extra data, see www.heartlandsoilservices.com.
The 2022 Huck Boyd Leaders of the Yr winners have been chosen by entrepreneurship college students in Okay-State’s School of Enterprise and by agricultural communications college students in Okay-State’s School of Agriculture. Every year the Huck Boyd Institute selects its leaders of the 12 months from amongst these featured beforehand on its weekly Kansas Profile radio program and column.
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