Category Archives: Events

Happy retirement to Pam

Pam Mayer is retiring from the State Fruit Experiment Station after 28 years of service. Many nice things were said, the common thread being how we will all miss her work, her work ethic and her willingness to help. We …

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John Avery’s retirement party

Today we got together to wish John Avery a wonderful retirement. Along with our faculty and staff, Dr. Jim Moore, former director of the State Fruit Experiment Station, Jack Atcheson, former field and maintenance worker, the Simpsons and Frenches of …

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Kidfest held today at Mountain Grove fairgrounds

The Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station participated in Kidfest again this year. Great interest in the bee hive display put together by John Avery. Susanne Howard handled the bees while Micheal Kovens, Pragya Adhikari, Leann Hubbert and myself helped the …

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Home Winemaking Workshop held today

Our home winemaking workshop was held today. Dr. Karl Wilker of MSU and Mr. Todd Frye of the Ozark Home Brewery gave the presentation on home winemaking, C. J. Odneal and Dr. Wilker led a tour of the winery and …

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MSU Students and faculty present information at ASEV

Dr. Chin-Feng Hwang and five of his students attended the 65th American Society of Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) National Conference June 25-26 in Austin, Texas. Dr. Hwang was invited to present a talk entitled “Optimization of Vitis aestivalis-derived ‘Norton’ Grape …

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Make your own container garden

Susanne Howard directed a workshop on container gardening where the participants actually made their own pots. Hypertufa mixture of sphagnum peat moss, perlite and Portland cement was mixed together with water to the right consistency and was pressed into a …

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