December 22, 2015
Regional Workshops and State Farmers Market Conference Coming Early 2016
KSRE is again working with the Kansas Department of Ag and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to put on regional workshops geared for current and prospective Farmers Market vendors, as well as a state farmers market conference geared for farmers market managers and related personnel. Registration for the regional workshops is $20 if registering more than 10 days before that workshop and $25 after the early-bird deadline or at the door. The cost includes lunch and vendors can bring their sales scale to get tested and certified for free by the Kansas Department of Ag.
Locations and dates are listed below. A website with more information and link to online registration will be available soon from https://fromthelandofkansas.com/discover-resources/farmers-market-resources/2015-kansas-farmers-market-conference-and-wokshops.
Hays - January 29
Wichita - February 6 (held in conjunction with the KSRE Central Kansas Market Grower Workshop)
Parsons - February 20
Olathe - March 11
The State Conference will be held in Manhattan, KS from February 25-26.
Contact Londa Nwadike, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information on the workshops and conference.
KSRE personnel are welcome to attend the state conference or regional workshops, and are encouraged to share the information on the workshops and conferences with any interested constituents. SARE is generously offering scholarships to help cover registration and travel expenses for Extension personnel to attend either the regional workshops ($100 scholarships available) or the state conference ($200 scholarships available). Scholarships are also available for farmers market managers to attend the state conference ($200 scholarships) or for farmers market vendors to attend the regional workshops ($100 scholarships). Contact Kerri Ebert, email@example.com, to apply and for more information on the scholarships.