Sedgwick County Extension Office

7001 W 21st St N

Wichita, KS 67205

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Saturday, February 3, 2018


8:15 Registration opens

8:45 - 9:00 Welcome and Introductions

9:00 - 9:25 Breakout 1

- Grafted Tomato Research Update - David Loewen

- From the Land of Kansas Program - Kansas Department of Agriculture

- Farmers’ Market Food Safety - Kansas Department of Agriculture

9:30 - 9:55 Breakout 2

- Grafted Pepper Research Update - David Loewen

- Tax Issues for Farmers’ Market Vendors - Kansas Department of Revenue

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

10:00 - 10:50 Breakout 3

- Beekeeping- Seasonal Tasks - Greg Swob

- Organic Disease Management - Megan Kennelly

- Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Training - Kansas Department for Health and Environment

10:50 - 11:10 Break

11:10 - 12:00 Breakout 4

- Marketing & Communications for Market Vendors - Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement

- Agriculture & Affection as a Business Foundation: A Journey in Modern Agritourism - George Elder, Elderslie Farm

- Organic Weed Management - Cary Rivard, K-State Research and Extension

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (provided)

1:00 - 2:30 Keynote: Scale, Systems & Season Extension, Part 1 - Greg Garbos, City Bitty Farms

2:30 - 2:45 Break

2:45 - 4:00 Keynote: Scale, Systems & Season Extension, Part 2 - Greg Garbos, City Bitty Farms

4:00 - 4:15 Closing Remarks and 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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