Friday, February 7, 2020 at 9:30 AM CST
Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 4:30 PM CST

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Sedgwick County Extension Center, 4-H Hall 
7001 W 21st St N
Wichita, KS 67205-1759

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Rebecca McMahon 
Sedgwick County Extension 

Local Food Producer Entrepreneurship Workshop & Wichita Farmers' Market Regional Workshop 

Local Food Producer Entrepreneurship Workshop

Friday, Feb. 7th  –  9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

*Scale Certification is NOT available on Friday!*

9:00 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
9:40 a.m. KEYNOTE: Building a Resilient Local Food Business - Dr. Jeremy Cowan, Kansas State University, Sustainable Food Production Systems
11:00 a.m. EXCERCISE: What Do You Want Your Farm to Look Like in 5 years? - Katherine Kelly, Executive Director, Cultivate KC
12:00-12:45 LUNCH (Provided)  Facilitated Discussion: What are you good at? What are you not so good at?                                                
12:45-1:45 PANEL Discussion: Value-Added Product Development - Local Business Owners
Breakout A Breakout B

Business Management Basics -   Luke Snow, FarmShop LLC

What Do You Need for Your Business Plan? - Katherine Kelly
3:00-3:50  Social Media Techniques, Part 1 - Briana Anderson, WSU Tech Who is Buying Your Products and Why? - Katherine Kelly
4:00-4:25 Social Media Techniques, Part 2 - Briana Anderson, WSU Tech Building a Budget - Katherine Kelly
4:30 Closing Remarks 

Wichita Farmers Market Regional Workshop

Saturday, Feb. 8th  – 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

*Scale Certification will be available Saturday only!*

8:15-9:00 Registration
8:45-9:00 Welcome & Introductions
9:00-10:15 KEYNOTE: Strategies for Using National Trends in Your Business                                              Katherine Kelly, Executive Director, Cultivate KC 
Breakout A
Breakout B
Breakout C 
10:30-10:55 Mechanical Weed Control - Jay Sleichter, Jay's Jellies & Produce   Accepting EBT at Farmers Markets   Introduction to Fruit: Raspberries & Blackberries - Rebecca McMahon, KSRE-Sedgwick County
11:00-11:25   Tax Issues for Farmers' Market Vendors  
11:30-12:30 Annual Strawberry Production & High Tunnel Strawberry Production - Dr. Cary Rivard, KSU   Value-Added Product Food Safety at Farmers' Markets   Introduction to Fruit: Apples & Pears - Rebecca McMahon, KSRE-Sedgwick County
12:30-1:30 LUNCH (Provided)
1:30-2:30 Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Training   Mulching Options for Sustainable Vegetable Farms - Dr. Jeremy Cowan, KSU   Introduction to Fruit: Peaches - Rebecca McMahon, KSRE-Sedgwick County
2:45-4:00 KEYNOTE:  Year-Round High Tunnel Production - Jay Sleichter, Jay's Jellies & Produce 
4:00-4:15 Closing Remarks