The Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension are teaming up next year to host workshops across the state intended to help farmers market vendors and managers.
Throughout the month of February, they plan to host six regional workshops, according to a news release from the department of agriculture. Workshops will include information about the Double Up Food Bucks Program; how vendors can accept electronic benefits transfer; food safety and regulations when it comes to selling meat, eggs and poultry; marketing tips and more.
The dates and locations of the workshops are as follows:
• Feb. 1 — Iola, Allen Community College
• Feb. 8 — Wichita, Sedgwick County Extension Office
• Feb. 21 — Olathe, Kansas State University Olathe
• Feb. 22 — Hiawatha, Fisher Center
• Feb. 28 — Beloit, Beloit First Christian Church
• Feb. 29 — Leoti, Wichita County Community Building
Registration for those workshops is now open. Registration is $20 per participant, which covers the cost of lunch. Registration may be completed online or at local extension offices.
Those interested in learning more about the farmers market workshops can contact Robin Blume, education and events coordinator for the Kansas Department of Agriculture, at 785-564-6756 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.