Local Food Producer Workshop scheduled for Feb. 2 in Wichita

There is more to growing local food than planting a few seeds. To have a thriving local food business it is still necessary to have modern business and marketing skills to compete in the marketplace. The Local Food Producer Entrepreneurship Workshop is designed to help aspiring and existing local food producers gain those skills.

The workshop will be held Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 4-H Hall at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center at 21st and Ridge in Wichita. Cost of registration is $15 by Jan. 26 and $20 after that. The registration deadline is Jan. 31. You can register online at http://sedgwick.ksu.edu or by calling 316-660-0100.

The workshop topics include business planning, social media, crop insurance, and more. The keynote speaker will be Greg Garbos of City Bitty Farm, Four Season Tools and AgRoofs. He will be speaking on finding your niche & passion during the first session and business planning & launching your business during the second session.

For more information, please call Rebecca McMahon at 316-660-0142.