Greenhouse and High Tunnel Workshop

Greenhouse and High Tunnel Workshop

October 12th & 13th 2017 8:30 am to 4:00 pm                                                                                 


  • Commercial Vendors
  • Soil Health and Organic Production
  • Tunnel Cucurbits, Tomatoes, Raspberries and Ginger
  • Hydroponics
  • Greenhouse Nutrition and Ornamental Bedding Plants
  • Seedling Production and Scheduling
  • On-site Tunnel and Greenhouse                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Tours Registration is $50.00 per person & includes lunch for both days.
    Registration forms available at:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station
  • 9740 Red spring Road,
    Mountain Grove, MO 65711

Missouri Tomato Conference

JOPLIN, Mo. — The Missouri Tomato Conference will be Monday and Tuesday, August 14 and 15, 2017, at the Continental Banquet Center, 2728 North Rangeline, Joplin. This first ever state-wide Tomato Conference brings together top experts in the field with regional experts and successful local tomato farmers to teach growers and serious hobbyists how to better grow Missouri’s top selling vegetable.

Day one begins at 8:45 and will include presentations on the following topics:

  • Introduction to Tomatoes
  • Tomato Insect IPM & major challenges
  • Diagnosing & Addressing Tomato Disease Issues
  • Track 1:Field Tomatoes –
    • Field tomatoes from a farmer’s perspective
    • Tomato insect management in the field
  • Track 2: Greenhouse and High Tunnel tomatoes
    • Basics of tomato management in structures
    • High Tunnel tomatoes from a farmer’s perspective
  • Tomato fertility management and quality issues
  • Tomato grafting

Day two consists of farm tours and on-site education at three area farms from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Registration is $30.  Registration includes lunch on day one, all presentations and handouts, farm tours on day two and the Greenhouse Tomato Handbook by Dr. Snyder(1per family or farm).

Complete conference information is available by calling: 417 483-8139                   

Produce Safety Workshop



• Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
• Soil Amendments
• Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use
• Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water)
• Postharvest Handling and Sanitation
• How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan


FOR MORE INFO        847.987.4565

2017 Field Day and Farm Tour

On-Farm Participatory Research and Outreach Field Day and Farm Tour
April 18, 2017 2:00 p.m.
Happy Hollow Farms
17199 Happy Hollow Road, Jamestown, MO 65046
Contacts: Dr. Zelalem Mersha (573-681-5634, or                                                                                                              Liz Graznak

There is no cost to attend. This is a Research and Outreach Project organized by Lincoln University
Cooperative Extension and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National
Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA).

Oggun Tractor Demonstration

April 14, 20172-4 pm

University of Missouri South Farm Research Center - 3600 New Haven Rd - Columbia, Mo65201

The Alabama-made Oggún Tractor is a modernized Allis Chalmers G. It is made with all off-the-shelf parts and designed to be fixed in the field or local shop. Made to be adaptable and flexible whether the job is cultivating, planting, bush hogging or pushing gravel. The belly 3 point hitch provides for precise visibility of crops, and the PTO option handles the heavy work. With a simple design and common components, you choose where to go for parts and service. This is a company whose goal is to provide affordable equipment to small farmers, and enhance independence and innovation. Come meet the makers of the only zero turn tractor and see it in action.