Learn how to cultivate flowers with the “Specialty Cut Flowers—Growing Your Business” workshop hosted by the Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute. Participants will be taken on a farm tour and given a classroom lecture, focusing on proper harvest techniques for cut flowers and best practices for post-harvest handling to ensure long vase life. Information will also be provided about good business practices. Featured speaker is farmer and educator Brenda Smith, co-founder of Smith & Smith Farms in Dayton, where the farm tour will take place. July 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Price $45, includes lunch. Register online at