The William H. Darr School of Agriculture is sponsoring the Grow Local: Production and Marketing Workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 18. This workshop is perfect for local growers interested in learning how to capture the added value direct marketing has to offer.
The morning session of this one-day workshop will include talks on the current local food movement, the potential for direct marketing in Springfield and the surrounding areas, and participation by HyVee, a local retailer interested in local produce. You will learn how to access USDA soil surveys and what these surveys mean for your production goals.
In the afternoon, you can attend either the animal agriculture session or horticulture session. In each of these enterprise sessions, experts in the field will share their knowledge in short talks tailored to production topics.
The workshop costs $15 a person, which includes lunch. Registration is requested by Tuesday, Feb. 14. All workshop sessions will take place in the Bond Learning Center at the Darr Agricultural Center, 2401 South Kansas Expressway, Springfield, Mo.
More information is available on the event’s website.