Ag Opportunities

Volume 25, Number 4
April 2014

Growing Grower Workshops (Kansas City Area)

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. For more information on the programs, go to: www.growinggrowers.org

April 7 - Spotted Wing Drosophila
Time: 4 pm to 7 pm
Location: Lawrence, KS
Cost: $15 - For more information or to register: Marlin Bates at batesm@k-state.edu

April 19 - Introduction to Soils
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Location: Kearny, MO
Cost: $30 - For more information or to register: Lala Kumar at kumarl@missouri.edu

May 12 - Post-harvest Handling
Time: 4 pm to 7 pm
Location: Kansas City, KS
Cost: $15 - For more information or to register: Dr. Cary Rivard at crivard@ksu.edu

June 2 - Small Farm Equipment and Drip Irrigation
Time: 4 pm to 7 pm
Location: Olathe Horticulture Research & Extension Center (35230 W. 135th St., Olathe, KS 66061)
Cost: $15 - For more information or to register: Dr. Cary Rivard at crivard@ksu.edu

June 14 - Introduction to Small Fruit Production
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Location: Powell Gardens (1609 US Highway 50, Kingsville, MO 64061)
Cost: $30 - For more information or to register: Lala Kumar at kumarl@missouri.edu

July 12 - Insect, Disease, and Weed Management
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Location: Lawrence, KS
Cost: $30 - For more information or to register: Marlin Bates at batesm@k-state.edu

July 21 - Low-till/No-till Cropping Systems
Time: 4 pm to 7 pm
Location: Kansas City, MO
Cost: $15 - For more information or to register: Dr. Cary Rivard at crivard@ksu.edu

August 9 - Farm Business Planning and Management Workshop
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Location: Kansas City, MO
Cost: $30 - For more information or to register: Alicia Ellingsworth at alicia@cultivatekc.org

August 25 - Introduction to Cut Flowers
Time: 4 pm to 7 pm
Location: Kansas City, MO
Cost: $15 - For more information or to register: Lala Kumar at kumarl@missouri.edu

September 22 - Scaling Up Your Business/Packaging & Grading Produce
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Location: Lawrence, KS
Cost: $30 - For more information or to register: Marlin Bates at batesm@k-state.edu


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