Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Starting a Farm from the Ground Up Workshop

Are you thinking about getting into farming or starting your own farm? Ever wondered what it takes to build your next urban or rural homestead and what opportunities may be available to help you accomplish your goal? This workshop will discuss the nuts and bolts of starting a farm including topics of land acquisition, infrastructure needs, and some successful strategies for putting the rubber to the road.

The workshop will be held at Masters Community Church 2548 S. 42nd Street, Kansas City, KS 66106 on February 24th from 4‐7 pm. 

4:00‐4:30 pm - Basic infrastructure needs for growing fruits and vegetables for market, Cary Rivard, KSU Extension Specialist

4:30‐5:00 pm - Accessing Land: Some examples of ways growers are finding space to grow, Laura Christensen, Blue Door Farm

5:00‐5:30 pm - Resources available to growers for starting a market farm, Marlin Bates, Douglas County Horticulture Extension Agent

5:45‐6:15 pm - Financing a small and/or urban farm, Molly Fusselman, KSU Urban Foods Systems MS Student

6:15‐7:00 pm - Farm Tour, Cultivate KC, Gibbs Road Farm, 4223 Gibbs Road, Kansas City, KS, 66106.

This workshop is being brought to you by the Growing Growers program. Cost to attend this workshop is $15. To register mail payment by February 21st to Growing Growers, 35230 W. 135th St., Olathe, KS 66061 (Walkins are welcome).  If you have questions, or for further information, contact Cary Rivard. 

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