Colby Community College

Colby, KS

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Thursday, February 1, 2018


8:30 Registration opens

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome

9:15 - 9:50 Keynote- Marketing and Pricing Tips for Farmers’ Market Vendors - Jay Sleichter, Jay’s Jellies, Produce and More, Clay Center

10-10:50 Breakout 1

- Utilizing SNAP Benefits at Farmers’ Market; Sales Tax for Farmers Market Vendors- Kansas Department of Health and Environment - Kansas Department of Revenue

- Growing in High Tunnels 101 - Part 1;  Getting started, Funding, When to plant, Soil preparation - Jay Sleichter, Clay Center; Natural Resource Conservation Service

10:50-11:05 Break

11:05-12:00 Breakout 2

- Regulations for Meat, Poultry, Eggs and Processed/Prepared Foods at Farmers’ Markets - Kansas Department of Agriculture

- Growing in High Tunnels 101 - Part 2; Fertilizer use, Insect control, Repair & Maintenance - Jay Sleichter, Clay Center

12-12:45 Lunch (provided)

12:45 - 1:20 Support of the Specialty Crop Industry; Driftwatch Registry Program - Kansas Department of Agriculture

1:20 - 2:00 Marketing and Communication for Market Vendors - Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement

2:00- 2:55 Breakout 3

- Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Certified Farmer Training - Kansas Department of Health and Environment

- Food Safety Update- Produce Safety, Sampling at Farmers’ Markets, Food Labeling - K-State Research and Extension

2:55 – 3:00 Evaluations 


*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. 


*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


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