Our fruit pruning workshop was held today and the weather cooperated. John Avery, Dr. Martin Kaps, Susanne Howard, Randy Stout and Jeremy Emery demonstrated the proper pruning of apples, peaches, pears, grapes and small fruit crops. Approximately 40 participants attended
The first of two distillation workshops was held today. The morning session was held in Faurot Hall and the afternoon session in the distillery. Eleven people attended the event from Missouri, Oklahoma and Alabama. Dr. Karl Wilker, C. J. Odneal
John Avery, Horticulture Outreach, shares his knowledge and skill, leading a workshop that included a great presentation by Patrick Byers, University of Missouri Extension Horticulturist The 37 attendees gained good experience in the art and science of grafting.
The Mid-American Strawberry Growers Association Meeting was held on Saturday, July 30. The morning session of demonstrations was held at 7:00 am at Simpson’s Family Farm and the presentations began at 9:00 am at Faurot Hall. The meeting concluded at
About 90 people attended our High Tunnel Open House on Thursday, June 16. We began the program at the Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station pavilion with a welcome from our Director, Dr. Anson Elliott. We then went up to the
Join us for a full weekend of “Hands-On” laboratory experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and perform the major wine chemistry tests, including; pH, TA, Brix, soluble solids, sulfur dioxide, ethanol, volital acidity, residual sugar, and malolactic fermentation.
The Mountain Grove Cellars held its Advanced Home Winemaking Workshop yesterday. Class size was limited due to the hands-on nature of the workshop. Dr. Karl Wilker presented information concerning laboratory analysis of wine to the 11 participants in the morning
Sixty-one people attended the Specialty Crops Workshop was held last Thursday, May 13. We had a great Drängen lay-down work cart demonstration, high tunnel site discussion, and a tomato grafting demonstration. Our guest speakers as well as our faculty and
The composting workshop held on Saturday the 17th got off to a bit chilly start, but the sun was out and everyone warmed up at the end. John Avery told us how much and what makes good compost. One of
Our fruit brandy distillation workshop was held today. We limited the class size to 14 so all people could fit comfortably in the distillery and have a chance to participate in the process. Participants attended a lecture and spent the