Market Farming 101 - GROWING GROWERS Workshops 2013






Growing Growers Market Farming Workshops 2013

Our workshops are open to the public and are appropriate for anyone interested in growing.  We try to offer a range of workshops covering "Market Farming 101" topics, plus a few more advanced topics.  We focus on practices and a scale of production suitable for a market farmer.  Participants typically include apprentices, new or experienced growers and others who are interested in the particular topic or who are considering trying to farm. 

Have questions or want to register for a workshop?
Contact information for each workshop follows the workshop listing. 


Tomato Grafting: Benefits and Technique (Hands-On)
includes demonstration and "hands-on" practice at grafting tomatoes
Monday, February 25 
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Rosedale Development Association, 1403 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, KS
Cost: $15
Ever heard of grafted vegetables? Interested to learn how and why people are doing this?  We'll discuss the benefits of grafting with rootstocks that confer disease resistance and increase plant vigor and yield. We'll also talk about the details of the grafting process, and what it takes to do your own grafting in addition to a demonstration.  Audience participants will also get to try their hand at grafting and plants and supplies (knives, clips, etc.) will be provided.
For more information or to register: crivard@ksu.edu



Other Upcoming 2013 workshops:

Monday, Mar. 18
4 pm to 7 pm
Production Planning and Plant Propagation
(Belton, MO)   * core workshop
For more information or to register: crivard@ksu.edu

Saturday, Mar. 23
9 am to 2 pm
Advanced Irrigation Methods for Market Growers
(Kansas City, MO)
For more information or to register: nixonk@lincolnu.edu

Saturday, April 13
9 am to 2 pm
Building and Managing Healthy Soils
(Kearney, MO) * core workshop
For more information or to register: batesma@missouri.edu

Monday, May 13
4 pm to 7 pm
Post—Harvest Handling and Food Safety
(Lawrence, KS) * core workshop
For more information or to register: smithjen@ksu.edu

Monday, June 10
4 pm to 7 pm
Drip Irrigation and Small Farm Equipment
(Olathe, KS) * core workshop
For more information or to register: crivard@ksu.edu

Saturday, July 13
9 am to 2 pm
Weed, Pest and Disease Management
(Kansas City, KS) * core workshop
For more information or to register: nixonk@lincolnu.edu

Monday, Aug. 5
4 pm to 7 pm
Successful Microclimate Modification in Difficult Climates
(Olathe, KS)
For more information or to register: crivard@ksu.edu

Monday, Aug. 24
4 pm to 7 pm
Introduction to Fruit Production
(Kingsville, MO)
For more information or to register: batesma@missouri.edu

Saturday, Sept. 14
9 am to 2 pm
Farm Business Planning and Management
(Kansas City, MO) * core workshop
For more information or to register: alicia@cultivatekc.org















Growing Growers is a cooperative effort of K-State Research and Extension, University of Missouri Extension, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension, Kansas City Food Circle, Kansas Rural Center and Cultivate KC.

Contact us at: growers@ksu.edu or (816) 805-0362