Friday, November 4, 2011

Cut Flower Production and Marketing Workshop

Lincoln University Cooperative Extension and University of Missouri Extension are collaborating once again to offer a free class on cut flower production and marketing. Karen Davis, Horticulture Educator with Lincoln University, will share her knowledge and the experiences she gained as the owner and operator of a central Missouri cut flower farm.

The class is scheduled to be offered on Tuesday, November the 15th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Warren County Extension Center (107 W. Walton; Warrenton, Mo. 63383). Ms. Davis will lead a discussion that details varietal types of flowers; the latest trends in cut flowers; great cuts for the Midwest; and marketing wholesale, retail, and directly to florists.

Registration is Free.  However, please call 636-456-3444 to reserve seating for this program.
About the Presenter:
Karen “Mimo” Davis studied the mineral nutrient requirements and effects of plant growth regulators on clerodendrum while pursuing her Master of Science degree in Horticulture Science at North Carolina A&T State University. She also has experience as the owner and operator of “Wildthang farms”, a farm concentrating on the production and marketing of high quality specialty cut flowers selling to over thirty florist and 3 farmers’ markets weekly. She is currently the Regional Horticulture Educator at Lincoln University Urban Impact Center of St. Louis, providing technical assistance and horticulture programming in St. Louis and surrounding counties.

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