Friday, January 23, 2015

Growing Growers

Are you a grower or an aspiring grower who is looking for learning opportunities in sustainable farming?
-          Apprenticeships on local farms for aspiring growers
-          Workshops covering market farming and related topics
-          Farm tours of successful local farming operations
-          Networking through our Email listserv and apprenticeship
-          Specialized trainings for growers
Growing Growers is a collaborative effort of K-State Research and Extension, Univ. of Missouri Extension, Lincoln Univ. Cooperative Extension, the Kansas Rural Center, the KC Food Circle and Cultivate KC. We work to increase the production of local food by helping new and existing producers grow their businesses.

2014 Workshop Series

Feb 24 from 4-7 pm – Farm Start-Up/Accessing Land/On-Farm Crop Storage (Kansas City, KS)

March 17 from 4-7 pm – Plant Propagation (Belton, MO)

March 14 and March 15 – Good Agriculture Practices & Food Safety Modernization Act (Kansas City, MO)

March 31 from 4-7 pm – Diversifying Markets: Farmers Market, CSA, Wholesale and Farm to School (Kansas City, MO)

April 7 from 4-7 pm – Spotted Wing Drosophila (Lawrence, KS)

April 12 from 9-2 pm – Building and Managing Healthy Soils (Kearney, MO)

May 12 from 4-7 pm – Postharvest Handling & Food Safety (Kansas City, KS)

June 2 from 4-7 pm – Farm Equipment & Drip Irrigation (Olathe, KS)

June 14 from 9-2 pm – Introduction to Small Fruit Production (Kingsville, MO)

July 12 from 9-2 pm – Insect, Disease, and Weed Management (Lawrence, KS)

July 21 from 4-7 pm – Low-till/No-till Cropping Systems (Kansas City, MO)

Aug 9 from 9-2 pm – Farm Business Management (Kansas City, MO)

Aug 25 from 4-7 pm – Introduction to Cut Flowers (Kansas City, MO)

Sept 22 from 9-2 pm – Scaling Up/Packaging & Grading (Lawrence, KS)

For more information on the programs, click here.

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