Grow Local: Production and Marketing Workshop

02/22/2014 08:30

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Missouri State University, Bond Learning Center Springfield, Mo.

8:30 am - 4:00 lunch provided, registration fee TBA.


The tentative schedule for this event is as follows:

  • Local Food Production
  • Direct Market Potential
  • HyVee Participation
  •         Lunch catered by Missouri State Dining Services
  • Short talks in the afternoon sessions on:
  • Soil Surveys followed by
  • Animal Agriculture tract or,
  • Horticulture tract.


Learn 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. In the afternoon, participants will have the opportunity to attend either the animal agriculture tract or horticulture tract. During each of these tracts, experts in the field will share their knowledge in short talks tailored to production topics.  In each tract, learn how to access USDA soil surveys and what these surveys mean for your production goals. Detailed information about specific topics covered in each tract will be forthcoming.