1. K-State home
  2. »K-State Olathe
  3. »Professional Development

K-State Olathe

K-State Olathe
22201 W. Innovation Dr.
Olathe, KS 66061-1304

913-541-1488 fax

Professional Development

Part of K-State Olathe's mission is education and talent development. We offer multiple professional development workshops and seminars designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of employees in Greater Kansas City. Continuing education credits are available as noted on the individual events. 

Upcoming Workshops and Seminars

Food Safety Training for Growers Seeking GAP Certification

Jan. 18 or Feb. 16 | 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Event Description


Growers who sell fruit and vegetables and are interested in attaining USDA certification for their production practices have two options for a full-day food safety workshop being offered at K-State Olathe. The training is designed to aid farmers who are working toward getting U.S. Department of Agriculture Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification. The workshops will be conducted by K-State Research and Extension Associate Cal Jamerson, who has extensive experience in the GAP certification process. He will provide examples of plans that have been used to achieve certification and help attendees build their own audit-ready food safety plans. To register and learn more, visit http://www.ksre.k-state.edu/foodsafety/produce/index.html.

The First-Year Teaching: Supporting a Successful Start

Jan. 31 | 4-6 p.m.


Healthy Cooking for Diabetes

Feb. 6 | 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Effective Strategies for Improving Your Supply Chain Operations

Feb. 8 | 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FSMA Produce Safety Rule Grower Trainings

Feb. 8 | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Event Description

This course will teach fruit and vegetable growers the core principles of produce safety, the new FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) produce safety rule. Attendees will also receive free water testing after the workshop.  Fruit and vegetable growers who are interested in learning about produce safety will be provided with content on produce safety basics, FSMA requirements and exemptions, and water sampling and testing. To register and learn more, visit www.ksre.k-state.edu/foodsafety/produce/index.html 

Kansas City Metro Area Farmers Market Workshop

Feb. 9 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Event Description


Farmers’ markets are growing across the state and continue to be an important source of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy and other value added agricultural products from small towns to large metropolitan areas. To support farmers’ markets in both Kansas and Missouri, this workshop will provide a day of content on marketing, funding, selling and produce safety among other topics. To register and learn more, visit fromthelandofkansas.com/fmconference.



Regulatory Affairs in Animal Health Seminar Series: "Ensuring Data Quality in Animal Health Studies"

March 6 | 1-5 p.m.

Leaders of Tomorrow Symposium

March 8 | 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Event Description

The event will provide a morning of relationship building that includes both business and military leaders as well as emerging leaders. The focus is on building one’s path to leadership by providing guidance and support in an interactive environment. Kansas State University President Richard B. Myers, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will give the keynote address. This will be followed by roundtable discussions. The closing keynote speaker will be Lynn Parman, president and CEO of the American Royal Association. For additional information, email Joan Cabell or call 913-327-9848.

Managing Effort, Getting Results: How to Improve Sales Team Performance

March 28-29 | 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Healthy Cooking for Diabetes

March 6 | 5:30-8:30 p.m.


Regulatory Affairs in Animal Health Seminar Series

June 7

Connect With Us

Looking for a professional development workshop for your employees? K-State Olathe can help. Contact Angela Buzard, manager of training and development, at
913-307-7340 or abuzard@k-state.edu.



Angela Buzard

Angela Buzard
Manager, Training and Development