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Workshop covers Community Supported Agriculture ventures

Wyoming

Learning how to start Community Supported Agriculture ventures will be discussed during a free University of Wyoming Extension workshop in Thermopolis.

The workshop is noon Feb. 12, 2013, to noon Feb. 13, at the Best Western Plus Plaza Hotel in Thermopolis at 116 E. Park St. Refreshments will be provided.

"Community Supported Agriculture has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer," said Cole Ehmke, UW Extension agriculture entrepreneurship specialist. "The concept is that a consumer purchases a share of the farm production, then, through the production season, gets a box of vegetables (and maybe other farm products) every week."

The workshop will introduce the concept of CSA and present ways to make CSA ventures work in Wyoming.

"Insights from the 19 CSAs in Wyoming help form the basis for a new manual on CSA production that will be released at the workshop," said Ehmke.

UW Extension and the Wyoming Department of Agriculture organized the workshop.

To reserve a spot or get updates on the workshop, contact Ehmke at cehmke@uwyo.edu or 307-766-3782.

Date: 12/24/2012



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