2018 OLATHE WORKSHOP AGENDA

KSU Olathe

22201 W Innovation Dr

Olathe, KS 66061

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Friday, February 9, 2018

 

8:30 Registration opens

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome

9:15 - 9:50 Keynote- Marketing and Pricing Tips for Farmers' Market Vendors - Todd Griggs, Griggs Brothers Farm, Augusta, KS

10:00 - 10:50 Breakout 1

- Double Up Food Bucks Program;  Sales Tax for Kansas Farmers Market Vendors - Jennifer Marsh, Cultivate KC; Kansas Dept of Revenue

- Growing in High Tunnels 101-Part 1; Getting started, Funding, When to plant, Soil preparation - Cary Rivard, K-State Research and Extension; Todd Griggs, Griggs Brothers Farm, Augusta KS; Rebecca Graff, Fair Share Farm, Kearney MO

10:50 - 11:05 Break

11:05 - 12:00 Breakout 2

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

- Regulations for Meat, Poultry, Eggs & Processed/Prepared Foods at Farmers Markets in Missouri; Produce Safety Update - Londa Nwadike, University of Missouri Extension

- Growing in High Tunnels 101-Part 2;  Fertilizer Use, Insect Control, Repair and Maintenance - Cary Rivard, K-State Research and Extension; Todd Griggs, Griggs Brothers Farm, Augusta KS; Rebecca Graff, Fair Share Farm, Kearney MO 

12-12:45 Lunch (provided)

12:45 - 1:20 Support of the Specialty Crop Industry; Driftwatch Registry; Produce Safety Update - Kansas Department of Agriculture; K-State Research and Extension

Support of Farmers Market Vendors - Missouri 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

- Morel Mushroom Identification Certification -Pam Paulsen, 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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