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Programs & Resources for Commercial fruit & vegetable growers preparing for Farmer's Markets.

2024 Growing for Market Programs

Registration now open. Programs begin September 16, 2024.

REGISTER HERE

Session Topics: 

Pesticide Updates -
Learn about how pesticides can impact the growth of your plants, how it moves to non-target plants and what herbicide injury on your plants. Participants will also learn what to do to help protect your plants from drift and what to do if they are hit by herbicide drift.

Pricing and Marketing - Standing out at a market can be a challenge!  Join us as we talk about branding your booth at the market and how to decide what your marketing plan and pricing strategy is going to look like going into the 2024 selling season.

Ecology of Production - Growing and managing a healthy crop is about more than just the plants. Supporting pollinators and other beneficial insects and wildlife can be just as important to the success of your harvest. Non-crop plants can increase productivity while decreasing inputs. From pollinator-friendly buffer strips to cover crops. This will provide some basic background and tips to support the whole ecosystem that is your farm.

Resource Panel - Learn more about your local resources to assist you in growing your operation.  Resources may include: local NRCS, Farm-to-School, SARE, and other groups that are focused on helping and promoting producers in your local area.

Sites include:

  • Norfolk, Northeast Community College, Monday, September 16th 1-5pm
  • North Platte, Lincoln County Extension Office, Monday, September 23rd 1-5pm
  • Nebraska City, Kimmel Orchard, Thursday, October 3rd 8am-Noon
  • Scottsbluff, Panhandle Research and Extension Center - Bluestem Room, October
  • Omaha, Douglas-Sarpy Extension Office, Wednesday, October 23rd 8am-Noon
  • Wilber, Saline County Extension Office, Wednesday, October 30th 1-5pm

$30 per person at all of the locations.

For more information, contact any member of the Growing for Market team. Register now

The Growing for Market Team includes: