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Kansas City Growing Growers Program Sets Workshops
Kansas Ag Connection - 02/07/2019

The Growing Growers program in Kansas City and area partners will offer educational events for fruit and vegetable growers, particularly those who are interested in growing produce for market.

All workshops and partner events are open to the public at low cost or free of charge for active program apprentices.

Workshop dates, topics and general locations include:

March 11 -- Propagation and Production Planning -- Olathe

April 6 -- Building Healthy Soils -- Kansas City

April 17 -- KC Healthy Kids' Farm to School Summit -- Kansas City

April 29 -- Postharvest Handling and Food Safety -- Lawrence

May 20 -- Small Farm Equipment and Irrigation -- Kansas City

June 8 -- Insects, Disease and Weed Management -- Lawrence

July 13 -- Farm Business Planning -- Kansas City

July 29 -- Pollinator Stewardship -- Kansas City

Aug. 12 -- K-State Field Day and Graduation Dinner -- Olathe

Sept. 14 -- Carbon Farming -- Kansas City

Oct. 5-6 -- Douglas County Kaw Valley Farm Tour -- Lawrence

Oct. 19 -- Value-Added Production -- Kansas City

Nov. 8-9 -- Kansas Rural Center Farm and Food Conference -- Wichita

Growing Growers provides training to new and experienced growers through a farm apprenticeship program and an annual workshop series. The program is a collaborative effort of regional agricultural colleges, local farmers and non-profit organizations to increase local food production by helping new and existing producers develop their farming skills.

More information about the Growing Growers apprenticeship program, as well as workshop locations and agendas can be found online at www.growinggrowers.org or email growers@ksu.edu.

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