Understanding Specialty Crop Farm Risk—Specialty Crop Farm Tour June 24
The Kansas Rural Center (KRC) and K-State Research and Extension-Sedgwick County are hosting a specialty crop farm tour in the Wichita area on Monday June 24 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. on two area farms.
The tour will start at Firefly Farm at 15615 E. 21st St. N., Wichita, KS at 1:30 p.m.
The tour is part of the Growing Growers ICT workshop series and a KRC project to educate specialty crop growers and agricultural professionals on risk management. While the farm tour will focus primarily on production practices, there will be materials available on crop insurance options and federal loan programs. The tour is free and open to producers and consumers, and KRC invites crop insurance agents, bankers, FSA and NRCS staff to attend the farm tour to become better acquainted with the new farmers in Kansas: specialty crop growers.
The tour will begin with Rebecca McMahon, Sedgwick County Extension Horticultural Food Crops Agent, presenting information on Growing Growers and the hand out materials, and an introduction to the tour farms. Firefly Farms tour will include the packing shed, production fields, new high tunnel and propagation greenhouse. At 3:30 the group will leave for River Valley Farm, Towanda, KS, a first-year specialty crop farm with both outdoor production and high tunnels. The tour will end before 5 p.m.
Transportation is NOT provided, so your individual cars will be needed. Carpooling is encouraged.
Refreshments and snacks will be available. The tour is free but we ask for registrations in order to better plan refreshments and materials. Please register http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=haxabybab&oeidk=a07egddvhtb397c43eb, by Friday, June 21.
For more information contact Rebecca McMahon, Sedgwick County Extension, at (316) 660-0100 or (316) 361-6779 (cell); or firstname.lastname@example.org.