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Regional Farmers’ Market Workshop- Southeast Region- Parsons

Kansas farmers’ markets not only provide a fresh food source, but also stimulate the local economy. In 2018, 95 farmers’ markets were registered with KDA’s Central Registration of Farmers’ Markets.

“Farmers’ markets provide growers a wonderful opportunity to have real interaction with consumers, and a chance to tell their farm’s story,” said Londa Nwadike, consumer food safety specialist with

K-State Research and Extension and the University of Missouri. “It’s also important for farmers to understand certain legal, safety and financial parameters before choosing to sell at a farmers’ market.”

Workshop topics will vary slightly by location. Highlighted topics include:

· Vendor Marketing and Communications

· Pest Control and Soil Health

· Regulations on Selling Meat, Eggs and Poultry

· Sales Tax for Vendors

KDA’s weights and measures program will also offer free scale certification at the workshops for attendees.

Dates and locations for the Farmers’ Market events are as follows:

Friday, Feb. 1 — Olathe: KSU Olathe

Saturday, Feb. 2 — Parsons: Southeast Research and Extension Center

Friday, Feb. 8 — Dodge City: Ford County Fair Building

Saturday, Feb. 9 — Wichita: Sedgwick County Extension Office

Friday, Feb. 15 — Manhattan: Pottorf Hall

Friday, Feb. 22 — Hays: K-State Agricultural Research Center

Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 9:00am to 3:00pm







KSRE Southeast Research-Extension Center
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