Our next workshop is coming up called Small Farm Equipment & Irrigation! If you aren't familiar with the various tools of small scale specialty crop growers yet, here are some videos that can help get you familiar with these important items. Some favorites among our KC community include the broadfork, the BCS tractor, tilther, greens harvester, backpack sprayer, stirrup hoes and more!
We are excited to announce that we will be streaming the Small Farm Equipment & Irrigation workshop online and it is going to be open to the public!
This workshop will be hosted by extension specialists Zac Hoppenstedt and Cary Rivard, Jim Leek from Pat & Rachel's Garden in Olathe, KS and Neil Rudisill from Woodland City Micro Farm in Kansas City, MO.
We are going to cover a variety of farming equipment options for small and medium-sized farms including tools for field preparation, planting, cultivation, harvesting, overhead and drip irrigation systems. We'll also help you put together a wish list of must-have tools and provide a general overview of equipment maintenance, design and modifications.
This workshop will also highlight the new community tool share program being offered by Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council and the Kansas City Young Farmers Coalition.
This workshop will be referencing material from your textbook, The Lean Farm by Ben Hartman so please look through this book ahead of time!
This blog is for our 2020 apprentices so that they can stay up to date on program news and events.