Rookie Farmers Get A Lesson

8 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, June 22 2010 Jun 22, 2010 Tuesday, June 22, 2010 10:46:07 AM CDT June 22, 2010 in News

A new series of statewide workshops aims to plant the seeds of knowledge for rookie farmers.

The workshops will talk about soil management, tractor hydraulics, and crop selection. The target for the workshops are people who know little about farming, but are interested in running a sustainable, money-making farm.

The workshops would also grab existing farmers. Organizers say farmers are truly new for the first ten years on the job.

Kicking off the series is a pair workshops on berry production and marketing. It'll look into what and where berry species thrive as well as techniques for growing all different types. That takes place Tuesday and Wednesday at MU's Bradford Research and Extension Center in Columbia. The workshops will continue through summer -- across the state.

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