Midwest Fertilizer, Chanute Agronomy Center

3030 S Santa Fe Ave.

Chanute, KS 66720

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Saturday, February 10, 2018


8:30 Registration opens

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome

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

10:00 - 10:50 Breakout 1

- Double Up Food Bucks Program; Sales Tax for Farmers’ Market Vendors - Lauren Schaumberg, Fair Food Network; Kansas Departtment of Revenue

- Growing in High Tunnels 101 - Part 1;  Getting Started, Funding, When to Plant, Soil Preparation -Cary Rivard, K-State Research & Extnension; Calvin Parker, Parker’s Greenhouse, Iola; Todd Griggs, Griggs Brothers Farm, Augusta; Tammy Klenklen, Oz Country Mercantile & Produce, Erie 

10:50 - 11:05 Break

11:05 - 12:00 Breakout 2

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

- Growing in High Tunnels 101 - Part 2; Fertilizer Use, Insect Control, Repair & Maintenance - Cary Rivard, K-State Research and Extension; Calvin Parker, Todd Griggs, Tammy Klenklen

12-12:45 Lunch (provided)

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

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 for Health and Environment

- Morel Mushroom Identification Certification - Pam Paulsen, K-State Research and Extension

2:55 – 3:00 Evaluations and Door Prizes

*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

*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.