Monday, August 12, 2013

Introduction to Small Fruit Production Workshop

The Growing Growers Farmer Training Program announces its annual workshop on small fruit production "Introduction to Small Fruit Production" to be held at Litton Center - Smithville Lake,
16311 DD Highway N, Smithville, MO 64089 on Saturday, August 24th from 9 am - 2 pm.

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 them to your farming enterprise.

 9:00-9:15 - Welcome/Introduction

9:15-10:00 -  Table Grape Production - Marlin Bates, Horticulture Specialist, University of Missouri Extension

10:00-10:45 - Strawberry Production - Jerry Wohletz, Wohletz Farm Fresh, Lawrence, KS (U-Pick/FM)

10:45-11:00 - Break

11:00-11:45 - Bramble Production - Renee Seba, Mule Barn Berries, Lathrop, MO (Wholesale/FM)

11:45-12:00 - Introduction to Duncan's Berry Farm - Dan Hoerz

12:00-12:50 - Lunch - Farm-Assist Catering, Local. Seasonal. Sustainable. Smithville, MO

1:00-2:00 - Farm Tour at Duncan's Berry Farm, Smithville, 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 $30 and includes lunch.

To register, complete and mail the registration form available hereRegistration deadline is August 19, 2013.

If you have questions, or for further information, contact Marlin Bates at 816-270-2141.

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