918 N Martin Luther King Jr. Dr Manhattan KS 66506‐2800

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Learn about the impacts that small farming and plant diversification have on disease and insect control as well as water and nutrient use, and how they affect the economy both in Kansas and nationally.
This workshop will provide a venue to interact with local and regional leaders in the field as well as provide an opportunity to identify fields of research at K-State that intersect with this focus. Faculty in all disciplines should consider attending as many areas of study are integrated into this topic.

8:30-8:45 a.m.

Peter Dorhout, vice president for research

8:45-9 a.m.
Small and Urban Farming in the College of Agriculture

Ernest Minton, dean of the College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension

9-9:30 a.m.
Importance of diversity of production systems in farming

Ebony Murrell, The Land Institute

9:30-10 a.m.
Importance of diversity of scale in farming

Marlin Bates, K-State Research and Extension, Douglas County

10-10:30 a.m.
Open discussion and coffee

10:30 – 11:15
Panel discussion – philosophy and challenges in small scale operations
Andrea DeJesus, A&H Farm; Nat and Alison Bjerke-Harvey, Piccalilli Farm; Cary Rivard, K-State Olathe Horticulture

11:15 – 11:45
How do we make small scale farming more economically viable?

Kelsey Olson, Kansas Department of Agriculture                                                              

11:45 – 12:30
Open discussion

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