2017 GIRARD WORKSHOP AGENDA

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8:30 Registration open

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome 

9:15 - 9:50 Keynote- Marketing and growing your business Tom Buller, Kansas Rural Center and Common Harvest Farms

10:00 - 10:50 Double Up Food Bucks Program;  Sales tax for farmers market vendors - Cultivate KC; Robert Adcock, KS Dept of Revenue
        Cover cropping and other soil health strategies - Tom Buller, Kansas Rural Center and Common Harvest Farms

10:50 - 11:05 Break 

11:05 - 12:00 Pricing to ensure a profit/ calculating cost of production   Natalya Lowther, Seward Co Community College
         Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Certified Farmer Training - KS Dept of Health

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 1:20 Update on KDA support of the Specialty Crop Industry - KDA

1:20 - 2:00 Vendor discussion groups

2:00 - 2:10 Evaluations and door prizes

2:10 - 2:30 Travel to Misty Morning Farm, Mulberry KS
 
2:30 - 4:00 On-farm tour: Growing produce in high tunnels at Misty Morning Farms - Misty Phillips
 

*Note: The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Certified Farmer Training session is required for all new farmers who wish to participate in the KSFMNP.  All farmers must complete training and submit an annual agreement with KDHE. Visit www.kdheks.gov/sfmnp for details.