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Introduction to Cut Flowers

August 25, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Looking for a way to complement your market offerings throughout the season?  Cut flowers could be one way to diversify and increase profitability.  This workshop will cover the basics of growing and marketing cut flowers.

To register, fill out this form and mail with payment by August 22.

4:00–4:10 Welcome/Introduction
4:10–4:40 Site selection, soil testing, soil amendments and cover cropsLala Kumar, Horticulture Specialist, MU Extension
4:40–6:00 Crop planning, getting started and harvest  Ethan Jones, Owner/Grower, Wild Goose Gardens, Osceola, MO*
6:00–6:10 Break
6:10-7:00 Equipment, marketing and discussionEthan Jones, Owner/Grower, Wild Goose Gardens, Osceola, MO*

*Wild Goose Gardens is a small farm specializing in Cut flower production for the floral trade in Kansas City and Springfield.  The farm started growing flowers in 1998 and now grows about 100 different crops a year.

 This workshop is being brought to you by University of Missouri Extension, a partner of the Growing Growers program. Cost to attend this workshop is $15. To register, fill out this form and mail with payment by August 22.   If you have questions, or for further information, contact Lala Kumar, MU Extension Horticulture Specialist at (816) 252-5051 or kumarl@missouri.edu.

Details

Date:
August 25, 2014
Time:
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Organizer

University of Missouri Extension
Phone:
(816) 252-5051
Email:
kumarl@missouri.edu

Venue

University of Missouri Extension
105 E. 5th St., Ste. 200
Kansas City, MO 64106 United States
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