Farmers' Market Regional Workshops

Farmers’ markets are growing across the state and continue to be an important source of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy and other value added agricultural products from small towns to large metropolitan areas. In 2018, 95 farmers' markets were registered with the Kansas Department of Agriculture's Central Registration of Farmers' Markets. To support Kansas' farmer's markets we are pleased to offer the following workshops:

*Note: The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program requires face to face or webinar based training for all new farmer wishing to become KSFMNP Certified. All returning KSFMNP Certified farmers are encouraged to attend a face to face or webinar training, but are only required to review the 2019 KSFMNP Training slides individually. All farmers (new or returning) must submit an annual agreement with KDHE to participate. Visit www.kdheks.gov/sfmnp for links to training and agreements.

 

Register for a regional workshop. 

(Opens December 15)

 

Print a Registration Form to Mail In

 

Friday, February 1 - Olathe

Time:                                    Location:                                     
9:00 - 3:00                          KSU Olathe                 

Saturday, February 2 - Parsons

Time:                                       Location:                      
9:00 - 3:00              Southeast Research & Extension Center                        

Friday, February 8 – Dodge City

Time:                                        Location:                                       
9:00 - 3:00                   Ford County Fair Building      
 

Saturday, February 9 – Wichita

Time:                                        Location:                                       
8:45 - 4:15                   Sedgwick County Extension Office
 

Friday, February 15 – Manhattan                              

Time:                                        Location:                                       
9:00 - 3:00                               Pottorf Hall


Friday, February 22 – Hays                            

Time:                                     Location:                                       
9:00 - 3:00                   K-State Agricultural Research Center

 

*Vendors can also bring their sales scale to get tested and certified for FREE by the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Vendors planning to get their scale certified will need to provide up to 5 years of scale test reports or, if the scale has never been certified, it must have an active NTEP Certificate of Conformance.  The following is a link to the NTEP Certificate website where you can research the status of your scale: http://www.ncwm.net/certificates

***Reimbursement scholarships are available for farmers market vendors or Extension personnel to attend the regional workshops ($100 scholarships). Contact Kerri Ebert, kebert@ksu.edu for more information on the scholarships. Applications are available at: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6LuWOmDRkIaYT7T