Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sustainable Food Production Series

The Growing Growers program is offering a package deal on its programming. This series is designed to increase participant’s knowledge and skill in sustainable fruit and vegetable production in the Kansas City region. Participants will attend six workshops and receive numerous books and resources that complement workshop content.


Insect, Disease and Weed Management - August 20, 2012
First Steps in Farm Business Planning - October 2012
Plant Propagation and Production Planning - March 2013
Understanding and Managing Soil - April 2013
Farm Equipment and Irrigation Workshop - May 2013
Post-Harvest handling - June 2013

Books you will receive as part of the series are:

Building Soils for Better Crops
New Organic Grower
Drip Irrigation
Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Mgmt.
Sustainable Vegetable Produce from Start to Market
Food Safety Begins on the Farm
Scholarships are available on a first come – first served basis for 20 participants.

Call Platte County University of Missouri Extension at 816-270-2141 to register and secure your scholarship.  $280.00 without scholarship - $100.00 with scholarship funds.  Sorry, no refunds will be given.

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