KRC’s Women in Farming Workshop 4: Soil Health, Cover Crops, Livestock, Grazing, Specialty Crops

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Plus, a tour of Gail Fuller's farm!

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.

 

July 11th, 2015 9:00 AM   through   5:00 PM
Guesthouse Inn and Conference Center
2700 W. 18th Ave.
Emporia, KS 66801
United States
Women in Farming Workshop #4 $ 15.00

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