Farm Tour and Discussion on Risk Management and Specialty Crop Production To Be Held September 18
On September 18, K-State Research and Extension Douglas County, in cooperation with the Kansas Rural Center, will hold a farm tour and discussion at Juniper Hill Farms, 1547 N. 2000 Road, Lawrence, KS, 66044, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
The tour will focus on the challenges and opportunities for improved risk management in the production of fruit and vegetables and other specialty crops in Kansas. Many crop insurance options and other risk management programs that more common row crops have access to are either not available for specialty crops or can be challenging for specialty crop growers to utilize.
In order to raise awareness of these challenges and to help farmers connect with farm service providers, this workshop will provide a brief panel discussion of some of the challenges faced by specialty crop growers and then a tour of part of Juniper Hill Farms specialty crop production operations. Crop insurance agents, farm service providers and the general public with an interest in specialty crop production are encouraged to attend.
The event is free, but registration is requested.
For more information, contact Tom Buller, 785-843-7058, firstname.lastname@example.org.