MU Offers Specialty Crop Workshop In Hillsboro

   University of Missouri Extension offers a specialty crop workshop, “Crop Planning and High Value Crops,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Hillsboro City Hall, 101 Main St., Hillsboro.
   Liz Graznak of Happy Hollow Farm in Jamestown leads the main session on how to plan a successful crop rotation on a vegetable farm, says Debi Kelly, MU Extension horticulture specialist. Graznak will highlight tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce.
   Happy Hollow Farm is a certified organic community-supported agriculture operation. The farm uses a combination of highly managed cover cropping techniques, crop rotations, compost applications, hay mulch and small amounts of minerals and nutrients. Graznak says the farm produces 100 percent of the energy it uses.
   The $15 registration includes lunch. To register, call 636-797-5391 or email by April 4. For more information, contact Kelly at
   The event is part of MU Extension’s Missouri Beginning Farmers program through the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. MU Extension partners with the Missouri Brain Injury Association and the Franciscan Farm in De Soto to fill in the gaps for beginning farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers, military veteran farmers, and farmers with disabilities and brain injuries. ∆
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