The 2010 Great Plains Vegetable Growers Conference will be Jan. 8-9 at the Fulkerson Center of Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo.
Three preconference sessions are also on the books for Jan. 7 - including a new Profits & Pricing Workshop. A related trade show will be exhibiting all three days.
"Growers will want to mark their calendars. Leading producers and the state land-grant universities in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota have put together an especially strong, useful program," said Ted Carey, Kansas State University Research and Extension horticulturist. "The conference has long been a great place to network and to discuss problems and solutions with other people involved in the same business," he added.
The conference will include special sessions for beginning growers, as well as an all-Saturday track on cut flowers. Other session tracks will address ideas and concerns about such topics as small fruits, farmers markets, organic production, high tunnel production, pest management and general vegetable production.
In addition to the Profits & Pricing Workshop the other pre-conference offerings will be a High Tunnels Workshop and a Community-Supported Agriculture Mini-School.