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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Senior Farmers Market Training Opportunities

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will participate in and offer virtual trainings from Feb. 4 to May 24 to assist farmers in fulfilling the training requirement for those farmers who want to sell food products to seniors as part of the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition program. 

“We are the agency responsible for authorizing farmers to participate in this program,” Courtney Koenig, Physical Activity and Nutrition Program Manager, said. "Each year, we see a continued interest in farmers wanting to provide seniors in their communities with nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey.” In 2021, over 200 farmers from 64 counties participated in the program.

Dates, times and registration links for the virtual trainings are as follows:

When: Friday, Feb. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
Registration: www.fromthelandofkansas.com/FMWorkshop.
Cost: $5 per participant
Host: Kansas Department of Agriculture 

When: Wednesday, Feb. 16, Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3i4ONgfeQdCsMGE4T-5pKw
Cost: Free
Host: Kansas Department of Health and Environment

When: Monday, Feb. 28, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3i4ONgfeQdCsMGE4T-5pKw
Cost: Free
Host: Kansas Department of Health and Environment

When: Thursday, Mar. 10, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3i4ONgfeQdCsMGE4T-5pKw
Cost: Free
Host: Kansas Department of Health and Environment

When: Tuesday, Mar. 22, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3i4ONgfeQdCsMGE4T-5pKw
Cost: Free
Host: Kansas Department of Health and Environment 

When: Friday, Apr. 8, Noon to 1:00 p.m. 
Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3i4ONgfeQdCsMGE4T-5pKw
Cost: Free
Host: Kansas Department of Health and Environment

When: Wednesday, Apr. 20, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3i4ONgfeQdCsMGE4T-5pKw  
Cost: Free
Host: Kansas Department of Health and Environment

When: Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m. 
Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3i4ONgfeQdCsMGE4T-5pKw  
Cost: Free
Host: Kansas Department of Health and Environment

When: Wednesday, May 4, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3i4ONgfeQdCsMGE4T-5pKw  
Cost: Free
Host: Kansas Department of Health and Environment

When: Monday, May 16, 11:00 a.m. to Noon
Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3i4ONgfeQdCsMGE4T-5pKw  
Cost: Free
Host: Kansas Department of Health and Environment 

When: Tuesday, May 24, Noon to 1:00 p.m.  
Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3i4ONgfeQdCsMGE4T-5pKw  
Cost: Free
Host: Kansas Department of Health and Environment 

Please note, in addition to completing this training, farmers will need to fill out and submit a 2022 Farmers Agreement available in Burmese, English, Hmong, Somali, Spanish and Swahili at: https://www.kdhe.ks.gov/1048/Farmers-Growers.   

Visit the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program for additional information, www.kdhe.ks.gov/KSFMNP.

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