Backyard & Small Flock Poultry Basics

Increased food awareness & augmented appeal of urban farming has contributed to the recent boost in popularity of small flock poultry & egg production. Raising poultry can be a fantastic way to bring food awareness to families & provide kids a simple lesson in responsibility. Learn tips on successful poultry rearing & gain insight on selling eggs according to the Oklahoma Egg Law.

Crops in a greenhouse

Utilizing Unique Cultural Crops

Oklahoma has a unique cultural history that can be a resource for market gardeners & in agritourism. An
overview of experiences & guidelines from Native American, African-American, Hispanic & Asian cultures will be shared.

Nowata garden
Farmers Market Produce with SNAP sign

Double Up Oklahoma: Serve Families in Need

This session will cover the basics of Double Up Oklahoma (DUO) & the process for participating in the 2020 DUO Pilot Project. The 2020 Pilot Project will focus on Farmers Markets that provide innovative outreach or opportunities to connect with low-income Oklahomans. Participants in this session will have the first look at the application process for the new DUO program.

Lawton farmers market

Fundraising for Your Market

Hear from the managers of the Lawton Farmers Market & Tahlequah Farmers Market about fundraising strategies they use to sustain & expand their markets.

Jarred goods on a shelf

Income Opportunity: Value Added Products

Grow your production by adding canned & packaged products with incubator kitchens. These certified kitchens provide a variety of assistance from business development to packaging & distribution.

Kids looking at snap peas

Let’s Get Growing with Farm to School

Learn about ways to incorporate a variety of farm to school activities & resources into the local school programs. Each participant will receive resources to incorporate a school garden, help with educating students on where their food comes from & much more.

Market Vendor with customer

Connecting with Customers

This session will cover strategies to connect with customers at the farmers market including how to educate customers about vegetables, promote your products & grow your business with excellent customer service.

Cooking Demo

Healthy Eating “Nudges” & Cooking Demos at Markets

The Nudge Method is an easy, inexpensive & research-proven method for encouraging people to choose healthier foods. In this session, you will learn the best ways to implement nudges at the farmers market including how to put on a successful cooking demo.

romaine lettuce