2018 From the Land of Kansas Annual Meeting and Farmers' Market Conference Agenda

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

9:00-9:15am Welcome

9:15-9:45am KDA Executive and From the Land of Kansas Update

9:45 -11:00am Keynote “Through the Eyes of a Customer“ with Jolene Brown

11:00-12:00pm New From the Land of Kansas Membership Program review

12:00 – 1:00pm  Lunch

1:00- 2:00pm Breakout Session 1 

  • Grant Writing for Business
  • Crisis Planning and How to Protect your Brand

2:00-3:00pm Breakout Session 2 

  • Funding: Panel discussion of different loan options
  • Employee management/HR

3:00-3:15pm Break

3:15–4:30pm “Show and Tell” with Jolene Brown

4:30-6:00pm Kansas AgriTourism meeting

4:30-5:30pm From the Land of Kansas member meeting


Friday, March 2, 2018

7:30-8:00am Breakfast

8:15–9:00am Kansas Value Added Food Lab updates including new food labeling laws

9:00-9:45am Food Safety update

9:45 – 10:45am Breakout Session 1

  • SNAP/EBT/Double Up Food Bucks Panel Discussion
  • Online Marketing for Farmers’ Markets and Businesses

10:45-11:00am Break

11:00 -12:00pm  Breakout Session 2

  • Produce Safety Rules
  • Grant Writing for Farmers’ Markets

12:00 –1:00pm Lunch

1:00 – 2:00pm Breakout Session 3

  • Tax rules and Setting Pricing
  • Regional Marketing Campaign, Farmers Markets of Kaw Valley

2:00-2:45pm  How to Market your Market panel

2:45-3:15pm  Wrap-Up

3:15-4:15pm  Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program


***Scholarships are available for farmers market vendors or Extension personnel to attend the regional workshops ($100 scholarships). Contact Kerri Ebert, for more information on the scholarships. Applications are available at: