Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Introduction to Small Fruit Production Workshop

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 (CafĂ© Thyme or reFresh)
1:00-1:45 - Bramble Production – Buck Counts, 2nd Generation U-Pick Producer (Warrensburg, MO)
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.

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