Sunday, March 20, 2016

Retail Farm Market School

What:  Missouri Retail Farm Market School Course

The Missouri Retail Farm Market School is a comprehensive program that educates participants about utilizing produce science knowledge to prolong the marketability of fresh produce.  The program utilizes hands-on exercises, videos and lecture to address the use of produce science, sanitation, crisping, customer service and merchandising to prolong the life of fresh produce.

When:  Thursday, March 24th, 10AM-2PM

Where: University of Missouri Extension Office, 105 East 5th Street. Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64106
Park within the City Market or in public parking lots located next to the Steamboat Arabia Museum. 

Registration Cost:  $20
Includes all Retail Farm Market course materials and lunch.

To register: email or call 816-407-3490If you need special accommodations because of a disability, or if you need materials in an alternative format, please inform me immediately.  I may be contacted at (816) 407-3490.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Farmers' Market and Local Food Promotion Program Grant Writing Workshop

University of Missouri-Extension is partnering with the USDA AMSTA this year to offer a one day training about the LFPP (Local Food Promotion) and FMPP (Farmers Market Promotion) grant opportunities. This training is designed to provide technical assistance to interested groups that are looking to apply for the newly released USDA Local Food Promotion Grants and the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Grants.  During the training, we will discuss how to increase the quality of applications, increase awareness of the program and to support those who successfully apply. You can find more information about the program here:

We’re asking that prior to attending the training that you have applied for your SAM and DUNS number which you can do so by clicking here:

Missouri will be hosting one training in the St. Louis area at:
Tuesday, March 29th
MU Extension Center in Warren County
107 W. Walton
Warrenton, MO 63383

10 am to 2 pm

RSVP’s must be made in advance. To RSVP or if you have any questions regarding the trainings themselves please email or call (660) 259-2230.