This blog began through a NIFA grant for Missouri Beginning Farmers. It continues today as a way for beginning farmers to learn about new ideas and to hear about upcoming events of interest. It is maintained by Debi Kelly (email@example.com).
As an Extension Associate with the University of Missouri, I work with beginning farmers, small farms, alternative agriculture and organic farming. I am also the Co-coordinator for the Missouri Sustainable Agriculture and Research (SARE) Education Professional Development Program (PDP).
Looking for a way to complement your market offerings throughout the season? Small fruit is one of the best ways to diversify and increase profitability for market producers. This workshop is designed to cover basic principles of production for a variety of small fruit including: Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, and Grapes. Hear from producers and Extension educators about these crops to see if you want to add one or all to your production system.
Introduction to Small Fruit Production
Powell Gardens – Heartland Harvest Garden
1609 NW U.S. HWY 50, Kingsville, MO 64061
Saturday, June 23, 2012
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30-8:45 - Opening Remarks/Overview of Workshop
8:45-9:45 - Table Grape Production – Marlin Bates, Horticulture Specialist, MU Extension
9:45-10:00 - Break
10:00-11:00 - Blueberry Production – Patrick Byers, Horticulture Specialist, MU Extension, SW Region
11:00-12:00 - Strawberry Production – Jerry Wohletz, 4th year U-Pick Producer (Lawrence, KS)
12:00-1:00 - Lunch at one of Powell Gardens’ eateries (Café Thyme or reFresh)
1:45-2:30 - Tour of Powell Gardens Heartland Harvest Garden
2:30-4:00 - Farm Tour at Pam’s Berries (Pleasant Hill, MO)
This workshop is being brought to you by University of Missouri Extension, a partner of the Growing Growers program. Cost to attend this workshop is $15 and includes lunch. Support for this program is being provided by the MO Beginning Farmer Program. To register, fill out the form below and mail with payment by June 19, 2012. If you have questions, or for further information, contact Marlin Bates at 816-270-2141.