Friday, February 3, 2017

Upcoming farmer training opportunities!

 Midwest Winter Production Conference
 Monday and Tuesday, February 13 and 14

The Webb City Farmers Market and its partners are excited to have recruited top winter producer educators for this conference.  A master class for the experienced winter grower, a top notch introduction for novices, this conference is one of the best we've
had the privilege of hosting.  The Farm Visit which concludes the conference will be to Oakwoods Farm. For details and a registration form, click here.

Scaling Up Your Farm Operation
& Writing a Successful Specialty Crops Grant Application

Thursday, February 16, from 10 to 2.  Registration deadline - February 14.
Cost - $10 includes lunch.

Planning to scale up your farm operation requires much more than just ordering more from the seed catalog. This workshop will cover what you should consider from crop selection through labor and management to risk assessment and marketing.

Scaling up may lead you to innovative projects that could be shared. If so, you will want to be ready to write a successful Specialty Crops Grant application. This workshop will provide you with skills for grant writing in general as well as for the specialty crop grant which is awarded by the Missouri Department of Agriculture for individual farmers and organizations seeking to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in the state.  Specialty crops include fruits and vegetables, nuts, herbs, spices, honey, flowers and nursery plants. Winning applications will focus on education and research of benefit to the entire specialty crops industry.  For details, click here.

Food Safety from Farm to Market based on the new federal FSMA requirements, this full day course is taught by Extension.  Cost of $5 covers lunch.  Registration is required.  This course is required for all vendors at the market who grow and sell edible produce.

  • Food Safety Training in Hmong, Wednesday, February 15.  Contact Shon 417 846-3946 or Abby 417 389-4103 for details and to register
  • Food Safety Training in English, Wednesday, February 22, 9:30 to 4:30, at the Webb City Library, 101 South Liberty. Contact Eileen to register - 417 483-8139 or