On Saturday July 11, 2015, the Kansas Rural Center will sponsor an all day women-only workshop and farm tour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Emporia, Kansas, at the Flint Hills Technical College. This is the fourth in a series of education workshops for women farmers or want-to-be farmers, women landowners, and women interested in sustainable farming and food production.
The workshop will include presentations on:
- The importance of building soil health and the value of cover crops, by Candace Thomas and Alex Miller from USDA NRCS.
- Livestock and grazing management practices, by Dale Kirkham, grass and grazing specialist.
- Specialty crop production in high tunnels, by Dan Phelps, KRC staff member, specialty crop grower and primary author of KRC’s 2014 publication, “Growing Under Cover.”
- In addition, materials on Farm Service Agency loan programs, USDA NRCS conservation programs, and other resources on crop insurance, organic and specialty crop production practices and resources, will be available.
- In the afternoon, the workshop will move to Gail Fuller’s farm near Emporia for a farm tour and presentation on carbon farming as part of a no-till cover crop system, crop rotations, and small livestock enterprises recently adopted.
- Dale Kirkham will also be on hand to host a Native Prairie and Grass tour to close out the day.
2700 W. 18th Ave.
Emporia, KS 66801
|Women in Farming Workshop #4||$ 15.00|