The project targeted three urban counties in the Kansas City area. We presented three on farm production workshops in three areas; vegetable production, small animal production, and small fruits production. Each included introduction to production, farmer tour, and a Good Agriculture Practices component. We also created a two day conference track for the Great Plains Growers Conference introducing vegetable production. It covered topics from resources to marketing to adding value. It was presented in Spanish by Latinos in agriculture. The final two workshops were combined for an introduction to identifying farm goals, markets and business planning.
The on farm production workshops were the best attended. Participants valued the information the host farms presented. This was evidenced by conversations and the pre/post surveys on knowledge gains. The production workshops each ended in good, informal dialogue between participants and farmers. Participants left the host farms enthusiastic about alternative enterprises.
As a result, three new small Ag enterprises started and one expanded production. Of the core participants five decided not to pursue any agriculture enterprise. In conversations with these individuals we identified why they chose not to, so that we may understand where we go from here.
Number of Participants: 10
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