Our Cause: Preserving and Sustaining Rural Culture
Our mission is to preserve, sustain, and grow rural culture by educating Kansans about Kansas and by networking and supporting rural communities.
The cause is to keep every town viable that shows the will and spirit to help itself.
Please support us as you can.
To educate Kansans about Kansas
The Kansas Sampler Festival annually provides communities an opportunity to provide the public a sample of what there is to see, do, hear, taste, buy, and learn in Kansas.
The Kansas Explorers Club inspires, educates and encourages the exploration and appreciation of Kansas...and to have fun doing it.
- ERV (Explorer Research Voyage) is what we called our journey to every incorporated city in Kansas (all 626) to research for the upcoming Kansas guidebook.
To network and support rural communities
- "Rural Kansas: Come and Get It" is a project to collectively promote rural communities by telling what we have and helping the world "get" us. We will begin classes after the guidebook is published.
The We Kan! Network and newsletter connects rural community leaders and supporters statewide in efforts to strengthen towns at the grassroots level.
The We Kan Conference helps rural communities be the best they can be at being themselves.The Big Rural Brainstorm encourages people to think big about possibilities for their communities.
We Kan! awards are presented to ten recipients each year.
Explorer Tourism helps communities of any size attract explorer-types.
The Kansas Sampler Foundation acts as a clearinghouse of information for rural communities and often as a liaison with the media.