Our Mission

Grow Hays is your partner in business success. Whether you are starting a new business, expanding an existing business, adding to your workforce, need to find financing, or just don’t know where to start on a problem, Grow Hays is here to assist.


Grow Hays has released their 2020 Annual Report. 

You can find a PDF version HERE or click on the image to the left.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 785.628.3102.


Ice House 2021

Ice House draws upon eight fundamental concepts of entrepreneurial thought and process drawn from the companion text, Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur. The workshop is designed to empower learners by exposing them to entrepreneurial thinking while immersing them in entrepreneurial experiences that will enable them to develop creativity and critical thinking, effective problem solving, communication, teamwork, and other entrepreneurial skills – skills that will enable them to succeed regardless of their chosen path.

Join us for 7 Wednesday evenings to learn problem-based, experiential learning by identifying problems, finding solutions, and making connections beyond the classroom.

James Foster will be facilitating the workshop.  Mr. Foster is a certified Ice House Entrepreneur Facilitator having enjoyed a career with a 12-year stint at the Kansas Department of Commerce as a business and community development representative covering the Northwest Kansas area. As the years have passed his entrepreneurial spirit has led him to be a landlord, a realtor, an area manager in a rehab company and currently, he is running a 100-bed skilled nursing facility, 14 bed assisted living facility and daycare with a capacity of 45 children with approximately 160 employees overall 3 organizations.

Housing Rehab program update

After much discussion with the Housing Rehab Committee, Dane G. Hansen Foundation Board of Trustees, Grow Hays Board Members and area realtors, the maximum selling price has been raised to $175,000.  This is done due to current housing situation.       

If you have any questions or would like more information on the Housing Rehab Program, please call Doug or Ernee at 785.628.3102. 


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