COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri Extension offers a webinar series for small and beginning farmers to learn how to operate a small fruit operation.
The first of 10 sessions begins Oct. 19.
The Zoom sessions cover the basics on topics from small pest management to berry production, said MU Extension horticulturist Debi Kelly. MU Extension specialists teach the 60-minute sessions with 30 minutes for questions and answers.
Deadline to register is 5 p.m. Oct. 16. The fee is $100; scholarships are available for Missouri beginning farmers and will be discounted on the registration site.
Register at extension.missouri.edu/events/commercial-small-fruit-crop-production-webinar-series. For more information, contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 636-797-5391.
Dates, topics and instructors:
Oct. 19: Site Selection and Planting for Fruit Production – Juan Cabrera
Oct. 21: Crop Fertility for Fruit Production – Juan Cabrera
Oct. 26: Weed Management in Fruit Production – Katie Kammler
Oct. 28: Marketing Fruit Crops – Debi Kelly
Nov. 2: Integrated Pest Management in Fruit Production – Ramon Arancibia and Tamra Reall
Nov. 4: Processing Fruit Crops: Value Added Production – Patrick Byers
Nov. 9: Economics of Commercial Small Fruit Production – Patrick Byers
Nov. 11: Blackberry and Raspberry Production – Patrick Byers
Nov. 16: Blueberry Production – Katie Kammler
Nov. 18: Strawberry Production – Patrick Byers
MU Extension, Missouri Beginning Farmers Program, Missouri AgrAbility, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and Brain Injury Association of Missouri sponsor the event.
— Linda Geist, University of Missouri Extension
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