Vegetable growers workshop to be held Saturday

vegetables-basket-1460409Locally grown vegetables are fresh, delicious, and can boost the local economy.

The 7th annual Central Kansas Market Grower & Vendor Workshop, sponsored by Sedgwick, Butler, Harvey, and Reno County Extension and the Kansas Department of Agriculture, will give both beginning and experienced vegetable growers new skills to improve their production methods and marketing skills for selling their local vegetables, while meeting an increasing demand for locally grown produce. The workshop is combined with a regional farmers’ market vendor workshop done by Kansas Department of Agriculture.

The workshop will be held Saturday from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in 4-H Hall at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center at 21st and Ridge in Wichita. Cost of registration is $25. The registration deadline is today.

Register online at http://sedgwick.ksu.edu or by calling 316-660-0100.

The workshop topics include beginning beekeeping, building healthy soils, scaling up production of local foods, food safety for produce and farmers markets, resources for farmers’ market vendors, and more! The keynote speaker is Karen Pendleton of Pendleton’ Kaw Valley Country Market.

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