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 firstname.lastname@example.org.