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BREAKOUT SESSION I TOPICS

Grants and other funding sources

Presented by SARAH JORDAN, KERRI EBERT
Learn about sources of available federal and foundation grant funding & basics on submitting a proposal.

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Research updates from K-State

Presented by KELLY GUDE, TRICIA JENKINS, PAUL ANDERSEN
Go beyond the field as we receive an update on the exciting research being done at K-State’s Olathe Horticulture Research and Extension on cover crops (OHREC) for high tunnels, production updates with photos from “caterpillar” tunnel production of lettuce and additional updates from K-State Olathe’s Postharvest Physiology Lab.

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Urban Farming and Neighborhood Impact

Presented by DAN KRULL, SELINA O’NEAL, OBIAGELE, WILBON AUGUSTA
Join us for a discussion about how we can be mindful of perception, have a positive impact, and avoid having negative impacts in neighborhoods where we choose to grow.

Feed the Soil, Feed the People

Presented by TOM RUGGIERI, LEIGH WAGNER
Food is medicine for the soil and for humans. Tom Ruggieri and Leigh Wagner will share why the food we feed the soil affects the quality of the food we eat and its ultimate impact on human health (or disease)

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Alternative Avenues for Growers

Presented by MICHAEL CRANE, CHERYL BISBEE
Whether its hops, beets other fruits/veggies for breweries, herbs, flowers for distilleries/specialty cocktails for restaurants, come explore some different ideas for what you grow and maybe learn some new recipies along the way

Digital Gardening

Presented by ERIC WAGNER
Leverage the power of computers to help you design your garden, plant your crops, and manage for pests using inexpensive or free digital tools. We’ll talk about everything from complex programs to simple mobile apps that can help you save time and organize the wealth of information that is involved with growing

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Build your own Greenhouse

Presented by DRE TAYLOR
Come learn of Dre’s experience building his own greenhouse and take away knowledge and ideas how you too can build your own.

Platte Land Trust

Presented by CARLA DODS
Protecting Your Farm: Issues, Challenges, and Tools for Long-term Protection.


BREAKOUT SESSION II TOPICS

Agroforestry and Carbon Farming

Presented by LINDA HEZEL
Application of the concepts to urban, peri-urban, and rural food production

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Local Flowers in Kansas City: so much more is possible

Presented by KIRSTEN BOSNAK, ZABETH CHANG
For flower lovers, gardeners and vegetable growers looking to add flowers, Kirsten will provide information resources, flowers to grow, and observations on the Kansas City market and its greater potential. Zabeth will share her experience & knowledge on growing and selling flowers for market.

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Creating Community at your Farm

Presented by ALICIA ELLINGSWORTH, DRE TAYLOR, MIKE ROLLEN
Learn what it means to connect with your neighbors, recruit volunteers, and engage your greater community with your farm. Building a network of support contributes to your farm’s sustainability, your farm’s impact on your neighborhood, and helps to grow community around your farm

How to Get Your Farm-to-the-Restaurant-Table

Presented by JILL SILVA, KARA ANDERSON, KATE JOHNSON, RICK MULLINS
Farm-to-table restaurants usually post blackboards with long lists of purveyors, so their diners know exactly where the kale in their salad or the sweet potato in their stew has been grown. But how do you start your own growing relationship with a chef? We’ll discuss how to identify chefs who might be interested in collaborating to showcase locally grown foods. This panel will include Kara Anderson, executive chef of The Sundry; Rick Mullins, executive chef of Café Sebastienne; and farmer Kate Johnson of Roots, Fruits and Greens Farm in Easton, Kan. The talk will be moderated by food writer Jill Silva

Fruit tree variety selection for the Kansas City Area

Presented by MATT BUNCH
Not all fruit trees are created equal, find out what varieties will work in organic, biologic, and low spray growing situations

Accessing the Market

Presented by KATHLEEN FOSTER, DONNA MARTIN, DEB CONNORS
Those interested in learning about how food access programs and partnerships have helped make farmers markets accessible to the masses. Our panel will look at the Double Up Food Bucks and SNAP food access programs, the importance of marketing these programs and how these programs have benefited farmers and the community.

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Getting started with goats and Goats on the Go!

Presented by HALEY DRAKE, MARGARET CHAMAS
Haley will shed light on her experience as a small farmer with goats, the milk, the cheese, the soap. And, Margaret will enlighten you to the wonder of the no-gas powered machine that is a goat, no need to use poisonous herbicides or large equipment, harness the power of Goat.

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Examining Mother Nature’s Method of Building Amazing Soil Structure

Presented by DREW ARENSBERG, KARA TWEEDY
Get into the nitty-gritty science with Drew and Kara on how microorganisms build soil structure and how this process has a big impact on how you grow in clay heavy soils. Then we’ll top it all off with a friendly discussion on why soil chemistry (the norm) is not the the future of growing for our community’s regenerative agriculture movement.

 

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