In the News

January 14, 2021: "How a group of Kansas ressearchers' plan to make U.S.'s rural communities more viable" in the Wichita Eagle.

December 15, 2020: KU researchers' unique microgrid technology aims to boost rural resiliency on Centered Technology News from the Midwest.


August 19-20, 2021: Kansas State University Risk and Profit Conference. Vincent Amanor-Boadu & Catherine Obiribea Ofori-Bah presented on "Wind, Green Ammonia, and Wealth Retention: A Novel Ecoomic Viability Strategy for Small Towns and Rural Communties" during the 2021 Risk and Profit Conference at Kansas State University.

February 11, 2021: Kansas Water Office Webinar. Mary Hill, Vincent Amanor-Boadu, and Susan Stover presented during the Kansas Water Office's webinar series on Economic Feasibility of Ammonia Production & Water Treatment Using Wind Energy.

January 14, 2021: Kansas Water Office Webinar. Mary Hill, Ted Peltier, and Peter Pfromm presented during the Kansas Water Office's webinar series on Farm to Regional Scale Ammonia Production, Water Treatment.

November 9-10, 2020: Kansas Water Office 2020 Governor's Conference.Mary Hill and Ted Peltier presented at the Governor's Conference sponsored by the Kansas Water Office. Mary presented on "Solutions to Declining Resources in Agriculture" and Ted presented on Treating Produced Water for Beneficial Reuse".

March 12, 2020: FEWtures Project at Kansas Legislator's breakfast.Vincent Amanor-Boadu and Susan Stover presented on the FEWtures project at a Kansas legislators breakfast sponsored by the Kansas Water Office. Seven legislators attended, and the opportunities being investigated by FEWtures were of considerable interest.

February 10, 2020: WEALTH Day Climate Hearing. Susan Stover attended the WEALTH Day Climate Hearing in Topeka, KS to present research on Water, Energy, Air, Land Transportation, and Health, to Kansas Legislators.

January 16 2020: Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) Summit.PI Mary Hill attended the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) Policy Summit, in Topeka, with Stakeholder Advisory Group member Dorothy Barnett. CEBC was sponsored by the Climate and Energy Project (CEP). Kansas Commerce Secretary David Toland talked at an informal lunch, expressing a vision for rural Kansas that we think works well with the FEWtures program. This was followed be presentations showing how the state of Kansas lags to surrounding states in solar-friendly regulatory environment and in solar jobs (Colorado has 70,000 jobs in solar while Kansas has 7,000). Up to 10 state legislators and other political figures were in attendance.

November 2019: 2019 Kansas Governor's Water Conference.PI Mary Hill attended the 2019 Kansas Governor’s Water Conference with Susan Stover, Jonathan Aguilar, Sam Zipper, and Blair Schneider in Garden City, KS and observed that talks and comments about regenerative agriculture were much more common than at previous conferences. The project staff talked briefly with FEWtures Stakeholder Advisory Group members Patty Clark and Earl Lewis. Going forward, Armando Zarco agreed to represent KWO on the FEWtures Stakeholder Advisory Group.

October 2019: Regenerative Earth Summit. PI Mary Hill attended the 2019 Regenerative Earth Summit in Boulder, CO.

March 2019: Society for Applied Anthropology. Co-PI Benjamin J. Gray gave a presentation about the FEWtures project entitled "Toward Enhanced Community Sustainability with Renewable Energy Powered Water Treatment and Ammonia Production" at the Society for Applied Anthopology in Portland, OR.

Meetings with Advisory Groups

On February 18, 2021, the FEWtures project team met with our Advisory Group to give an update on project goals and solicit input from them on our ongoing work.

Our next meeting will be held on October 21, 2021, from 2-4 PM CST.