Sunday, 15 February 2009, 5:00pm

Community Mercantile's Community Room, 9th & Iowa, Lawrence KS

¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ Speaker - Dave Dods, URS Corp. Environmental Engineers ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤
¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ refreshments will be served ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤

At the February SAN meeting, we'll continue discussion on the topics from the January Annual Meeting: Transition Town training in Lawrence, a SAN website, not-for-profit filing, funding options, Kansas Legislative efforts on net metering, etc. 

This month's speaker will be Dave Dods, who has over 20 years experience as an environmental engineer, and has been one of the lead trainers for the 10,000 Rain Gardens Initiative to control flooding in Kansas City Rain Gardens Turn Runoff Into Beauty   Dave will be speaking on "Raingardens for Municipal and Commercial Projects - Integrating Stormwater Management and Landscaping"

Our meetings are fun, informal and informative, and refreshments can be purchased at the Mercantile (they don't allow bringing food in).  Please join us.

Sustainable Family, Food and Farm

29th Annual Missouri Small Fruit and Vegetable Conference

February 16-17-18, 2009 Clarion Hotel, Springfield, Missouri

Feb 16 - Back to the Basics Feb 17-18 - Conference

Sustainable Family, Food and Farm

Register for Basics and/or Conference

Monday February 16, 2009 Walk-ins Welcome - Registration begins at 8:00am- Dr. K.B. Paul and Patrick Byers

Dr. Sanjun Gu - The Basics of Small Fruit and Vegetable Production
Anastasia Becker and Simeon Wright - Basic IPM Strategies
Grower Panel Discussion - Marketing Strategies for Small Fruit and Vegetables
Farm Tour of Larry Smith's Prairie Patch

Trade Show Setup – John Avery

Tuesday February 17, 2009 Walk-ins Welcome - Registration begins at 8:00amWelcome

Dr. Tammy Jahnke, Dean of the College of Natural and Applied Science and Dr. Anson Elliott, Head of Department of Agriculture, Missouri State University

General Session – Dr. Ben Fuqua


Dr. Joseph Kovach – Modular Ecological Design: A Fruit and Vegetable Polyculture System

Trade Show all day

Marketing Session – Dr. Arbindra Rimal

Charlotte Dugan, Reference Librarian, Meyer Library - Internet-Based Resources for Small Fruit and Vegetable Growers
Lane McConnell, Farmers’ Markets, Agritourism & Organics Missouri Dept of Agriculture – Online Media Marketing
Dr. Michael Gold, Associate Director MU Center for Agroforestry and Ina Cernusca, MU Agroforestry Marketing Research Team – Online Marketing with Missouri Exchange


Vegetable Session – Andy Thomas

Dr. Sanjun Gu – Vegetable Grafting
Emily Oakley and Mike Appel, Three Springs Farm – Nuts and Bolts of Market Farming

Blueberry Session – Jay Chism

Dr. Ben Fuqua – 30 Years of Blueberries in Missouri
Dr. Joe Kovach – Japanese Beetle: Where did it come from and what to do about it

Following the Session

Blueberry Council of Missouri Meeting

Wednesday February 18, 2009Trade Show til noon
Strawberry Session – Dr. Martin Kaps

Jeffrey Kindhart – Plasticulture Strawberry Production without Fumigation: Can it work?
Jim Goodson – Understanding Pest Control Management in Strawberries

Alternative Crops – Anastasia Becker

Bryan Boeckmann – Old and New Ideas for Structures, Small Farm Equipment, and Growing Techniques
Karen Funkenbusch, Missouri AgrAbility Project – Preventing Injuries Through the Smart Use of Tools
Patrick Byers and Andy Thomas – Progress in Elderberry Production and Research

Sponsored by:
Missouri State University, University of Missouri, Lincoln University, Missouri Dept of Agriculture
For additional information please contact:
Pamela Mayer PMayer (@) Conference Facilitator 417-547-7533
Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station
9740 Red Spring Road
Mountain Grove, MO 65711-2999

SATURDAY - WINTER MARKET at 39th Street Community Farmers Market

Hi Everyone, 

We will be at the 39th Street Farmers Market Site at 
11 am to 1 pm Saturday, Feb. 14th.  

This is in the parking lot of the Twisted Sister Gift Shop.  39th & Genessee.  
  • We will be picking up meat so we should have all cuts available.   
  • Alice and Marvin will be there with all their goodies.  She most generally does something special for all holidays so come see what we will have.  
It will be cold so bundle up!  See you there! 


Steve & Kim Wells
Wells Family Farms
4009 State Hwy UU
King City, MO 64463