Beginning farmer webinar series on small fruit production starts Oct. 19

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 For more information, contact Kelly at 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.

Source: Debi Kelly, 636-797-5391

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