KCARD Wholesale Success workshops

The Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD) is hosting two Wholesale Success workshops this winter in an effort to assist fruit and vegetable farmers looking to expand their markets.


The workshops will be led by Atina Diffley, a farmer, author, and experienced instructor. Diffley’s workshop program is designed to provide  information on how to harvest, store, and pack produce so that more of the product makes it to market, is attractive to wholesale buyers, and meets food safety requirements from large buyers.


The first workshop will take place at the Whitley County Extension Office in Williamsburg, Kentucky on December 17, 2014 and the second workshop will take place at the Warren County Extension Office in Bowling Green, Kentucky on December 18, 2014. The workshops will begin at 8:30 am local time and conclude by 4:00 pm local time. Lunch will be served at the meeting.


Registration for the meeting is required. Registration fee is only $10 per person, which includes the cost of lunch and a handbook.  For further information contact Brent Lackey at blackey@kcard.info, or download the registration form.


KCARD is proud to partner with the Community Farm Alliance, the Horticulture Council, Seed Capital Kentucky, and the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment to offer this workshop for a minimal fee to Kentucky fruit and vegetable farmers.  Support for these workshops is provided by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board and the USDA Rural Cooperative Development Grant.


As a statewide organization, KCARD works with rural businesses and agribusinesses across the Commonwealth to provide specialized assistance increasing the chances for success. KCARD provides a range of services to their clients including strategic planning, business management, operations analysis, recordkeeping development, cost analysis, and on-site business consultations.


KCARD Wholesale Success Workshop Registration Form link


Posted: December 5, 2014