Farmers’ markets are growing across the state and continue to be an important source of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy and other value added agricultural products from small towns to large metropolitan areas. In 2017, 85 farmers' markets were registered with the Kansas Department of Agriculture's Central Registration of Farmers' Markets. To support Kansas' farmer's markets we are pleased to offer the following workshops:

*Note: The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program requires face to face or webinar based training for all new farmer wishing to become KSFMNP Certified. All returning KSFMNP Certified farmers are encouraged to attend a face to face or webinar training, but are only required to review the 2018 KSFMNP Training slides individually. All farmers (new or returning) must submit an annual agreement with KDHE to participate. Visit www.kdheks.gov/sfmnp for links to training and agreements. 

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Thursday, February 1 - Colby

Time:                                    Location:                                     
9:00 - 3:00               Colby Community College                   

Friday, February 2 - Great Bend

Time:                                       Location:                      
9:00 - 3:00                     Trinity Lutheran Church                          

Saturday, February 3 – Wichita

Time:                                        Location:                                       
8:45 - 4:15              Sedgewick County Extension Office         

Friday, February 9 – Olathe

Time:                                        Location:                                       
9:00-3:00                                 KSU Olathe

Saturday, February 10 – Chanute

Time:                                        Location:  

9:00 - 3:00             Midwest Fertilizer, Chanute Agronomy Center

*Vendors can also bring their sales scale to get tested and certified for FREE by the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Vendors planning to get their scale certified will need to provide up to 5 years of scale test reports or, if the scale has never been certified, it must have an active NTEP Certificate of Conformance.  The following is a link to the NTEP Certificate website where you can research the status of your scale: http://www.ncwm.net/certificates

***Scholarships are available for farmers market vendors or Extension personnel to attend the regional workshops ($100 scholarships). Contact Kerri Ebert, kebert@ksu.edu for more information on the scholarships. Applications are available at: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6LuWOmDRkIaYT7T