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PARSONS, Kan. – The Local Foods Transdisciplinary Team at Kansas State University is hosting a series of seminars on marketing local meat, including one next week at Parsons.
“Kansas Local Meat Marketing Seminars will help small-scale meat, poultry and egg producers capitalize on the growing demand for local food,” according to a promotional flyer for the seminar series. “Attend to learn key marketing strategies and best practices from experts, including fellow producers.”
The event at Parsons will be held from 10:00 to 15:00 on Friday 3 March at the Southeast Research and Extension Center, 25092 Ness Road. In addition to the Parsons event, another workshop was held in Wichita on February 3rd and one is scheduled for Olathe this Friday February 24th. Each workshop covers the same content and costs $20 per attendee. Register at tinyurl.com/LocalMeatKSU.
Lunch will be provided, prepared with local ingredients, and the KDA’s Weights and Measures program will also offer free scale certification with fee for registration.
Kansas Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program, KSU Global Food Systems Seed Grant, Walton’s, Frontier Farm Credit, Neosho County Farm Bureau, Sedgwick County Farm Bureau, Johnson County Farm Bureau, Kansas Farmers Union, Allen County Farm Bureau, Kansas La Meat Processors Association and the Kansas Rural Center are sponsors of these seminars.
For questions about these seminars, contact Erica Blair at [email protected] or for more information, contact Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, [email protected] or 620-331-2690.