Wichita hosting Central Kansas Market Grower & Vendor Workshop on Feb. 3

Locally grown vegetables are fresh, delicious and can boost the local economy. The Central Kansas Market Grower & Vendor Workshop, sponsored by Sedgwick, Butler, Harvey and Reno County Extension as well as 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 Feb. 3 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. Registration is $20 if done by Jan. 26 and $25 if made after the deadline. The overall registration deadline is Jan. 31. You can register online at http://sedgwick.ksu.edu or by calling 316-660-0100.

The workshop topics include organic weed and disease management, Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program training, research updates, agritourism, beekeeping and more. The keynote speaker will be Greg Garbos of City Bitty Farm, Four Season Tools and AgRoofs. He will be speaking on scale, systems & season extension.

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