From "The Hutchinson News" ag business section---- LAWRENCE - The fourth annual Kansas farmers market workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 19 in Buildings 1 and 2 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The free workshop includes Jeff Cole, the director of the Federation of Massachusetts Farmers' Markets. Cole will speak about market management, balancing the mix of vendors and customers, market promotion and managing conflict. Cole works directly with more than 40 farmers markets with all the management aspects of building successful markets. ETC. For more information, call Ruth Smerchek in the Agriculture Marketing Division of the Kansas Department of Commerce at (785) 296-3034 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. ========================= Maybe some of you that are considering starting a farmers market should plan a vacation around this workshop.