Introduction to Tree Fruit Production

Looking for a way to complement your market offerings throughout the season? Tree fruit is one of the best ways to diversify and increase profitability for producers. This workshop will cover basic principles of production for a variety of tree fruits including: apples, pears and peaches. It will also cover invasive tree fruit pests – [...]

Introduction to Cut Flowers

Looking for a way to complement your market offerings throughout the season? Cut flowers could be one way to diversify and increase profitability. This workshop will cover the basics of growing and marketing cut flowers. 4:00–4:15 Welcome/Introduction 4:15–5:15 Introduction to Cut Flower Production Karen Davis, Regional Horticulturist, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension, St. Louis 5:15–5:30 Break [...]

K-State Fruit & Vegetable Research Field Day

Come and find out what kind of research is being done at the K–State Olathe Horticulture Research and Extension Center during the Fruit and Vegetable Research Field Day. Bring your walking shoes for this workshop as it will include a detailed field tour of all of our research projects related to: vegetable grafting, high tunnels, [...]

Market Farming Workshop – Storage Crops

Join us on August 17 from 4-7pm for a Storage Crop Workshop at Spring Creek Farm, in Baldwin City, KS. This event is part of the Growing Growers 2015 Market Farming Workshop Series, and is sponsored by the Kansas Rural Center. The cost of the workshop is $5. Lately there has been a lot of [...]

Principles of Postharvest Handling and Food Safety

Are you new to fruit and vegetable farming and wondering how to extend the quality, shelf life, and safety of your produce? In this workshop, Dr. Eleni Pliakoni of Kansas State University will discuss the basics of produce quality as well as postharvest handling including harvesting, washing and storage, packaging, and some basic equipment considerations. [...]

Livestock Options for the Small Farm

Sustainable livestock production can be a valuable asset to any farm, but can be a daunting proposition to those who are just starting out. A successful livestock operation requires planning, clearly defined goals and a strong understanding of marketing channels. This workshop showcases a bona fide who’s who of local livestock producers, their unique husbandry [...]


K-State Olathe Campus 22201 W Innovation Dr, Olathe, KS

Kansas State University-Olathe,  22201 W Innovation Dr,  Olathe,  KS 66061 This workshop is geared towards current and prospective farmers market vendors in both Kansas and Missouri. Topics to be covered: Keynote: marketing best practices Growing in High Tunnels- getting started, funding, and growing Double Up Food Bucks SNAP matching program Vendor Marketing tips Kansas Senior [...]


Introduction to Produce Safety and Farm Tour


This workshop will begin at the Douglas County Extension office, learning the basic principles of produce safety and about produce safety regulatory requirements, as well as marketplace requirements, such as Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) certification. Then, on to a tour of Juniper Hill Farm in Lawrence with owner, Scott Thellman, to learn how he has incorporated food safety into [...]