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February 2020

Regional Farmers’ Market Workshop in Wichita Feb. 8

February 8 @ 8:15 am

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) and K-State Research and Extension (KSRE) will host a regional workshop at the Sedgwick County Extension Center 4-H Hall on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. This is one of six regional workshops which are being…

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Southeast Kansas Specialty Crops Workshop

February 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$30

Registration Workshop Flyer Agenda Mark your calendar for the first annual Southeast Kansas Specialty Crops Workshop scheduled for Saturday February 15, 2020. Both experienced and beginning specialty crop producers from across Kansas are invited to attend. The workshop will cover…

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April 2020

Xerces Webinar: Pesticides & Pollinators – Understanding the Risk

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Apr. 23 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT) Join Sharon Selvaggio, Pesticide Program Specialist with the Xerces Society, for this webinar on pesticides and pollinators. Pesticides are widely used in many landscapes, but can cause harm to pollinators and other…

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Xerces Webinar: Pesticides – Threats and Solutions

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Emily May, Pollinator Conservation Specialist in the Pesticide Program at Xerces, for a 90-minute webinar on the risks of insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides to pollinators, and strategies for building healthy landscapes for pollinators. Yards and gardens often receive more…

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June 2020

Food Safety for Specialty Crop Producers During & Post COVID-19

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

 Photo of High Tunnel in Spring - taken at Juniper Hill Farms (KS)Join KRC for an online event focusing on food safety for specialty crop producers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and beyond. This season is presenting new challenges and…

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Record Keeping for Specialty Crop Growers

June 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hosted by Tom Buller with K-State Research and Extension - Douglas County, this program will describe best practices for financial and production record keeping for specialty crop growers. Registration is required to access the webinar. https://ksu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctf-6hrDsqHtNUSnIPK80FFanSzfqQ0WTU 

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Marketing Options for Specialty Crop Farmers During COVID-19 and Beyond

June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

 Please join KRC for an online event focusing on marketing options for specialty crop farmers during COVID-19 and beyond. Many farmers have experienced the need to quickly change how and where to market produce this season. From integrating online…

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Growing Community Resilience: Anti-Racism Community Building

June 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Community call on 6/24 for Growing Community Resilience. This call is an opportunity for community building through anti-racism and food justice work. We will be hosting identity-based break out sessions for focused readings and sharing, followed by a coming together…

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Recordkeeping for Specialty Crop Growers

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Tom Buller with K-State Research and Extension - Douglas County, this program will describe best practices for financial and production record keeping for specialty crop growers. Registration is required to access the webinar. https://ksu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctf-6hrDsqHtNUSnIPK80FFanSzfqQ0WTU

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Navigating COVID-19 Federal Assistance for Specialty Crop Farmers

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

FREE ONLINE EVENT June 25, 2020 – 6:00 -7:15 pm Please join the Kansas Rural Center for a free online event focusing on navigating COVID-19 Federal Assistance for specialty crop growers. The CARES Act has made some options available to…

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