Upcoming MOA Events


Potluck, Pepper Show, & Fall Planting Discussion 

August 14, 2022 | 2:00pm-5:00pm | Hartsburg, MO
Join MOA and River Hills Harvest for our upcoming Potluck, Pepper Show & Fall Planting Discussion at the historic Hartsburg Grand! This family friendly event series is a time for us to gather together as a community and share great food.
For this month's potluck we are talking about all things peppers and preparing for fall planting! So bring your pepper varieties, knowledge, and questions and we can't wait to see you there!
No reservation or entry fee will be required but we always welcome donations to the Missouri Organic Association to support the continuation of these community events 💚

MOA Workshop & Field Day

"Organic Weed Management Decisions"

August 25, 2022 | 8am-4:30pm | Hartsburg, MO
Join us for our upcoming MOA workshop and field day featuring Gary McDonald, an organic farming consultant, and a trip to three local Organic Row Crop farmers a few miles away in the Missouri River bottoms.
During these three farm visits, Gary McDonald will be giving valuable tips, advice and instruction on best methods for weed management on row crops of corn and soybeans for both certified and transitioning organic methods as he examines tillage equipment of the two farms on the field day trip. These farm visits will be followed by lunch and the main program where Gary McDonald will address a broad mix of topics on "Organic Weed Management". Questions and sharing ideas will be encouraged from the participants.


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Missouri Native Grass Management Conference

July 12, 2022 (Mount Vernon, MO) OR July 14, 2022 (Linneus, MO) | 5:00pm - 8:30pm | FREE

Native warm season grasses provide a forage that allow producers to maximize opportunities for improved grazing and haying on their property.  In addition, with increased fertilizer costs, native grasses are getting a new look and interest from producers interested in incorporating these grasses into their grazing systems.

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2022 Specialty Crop Business Management Series: Part 3 - Marketing

July 12, 19, 26 & August 2, 2022 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Virtual | $50

Growing specialty crops is half the battle, deciding how to market can be the challenge. Learn about the ways to market your produce in this 4 series session.

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Fall Veggies and Starting Seeds

July 12, 2022 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Virtual | FREE

Join MU Horticulturalist Justin Keay and Donna Aufdenberg for this class all about fall gardening. Fall vegetable gardening provides a great opportunity for a bountiful second harvest as the days get shorter and nights begin to cool. Many spring greens and root vegetables grow well when fall planted and can survive late into the fall. Winter squash varieties can store well and are great for fall dishes and dinners. Learn when and how to start seeds and plants for a successful fall veggie garden.

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Blooming Blue Springs Lunch & Learn - Summer pests & Plant diseases

July 16, 2022 | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Blue Springs, MO | FREE

Join MU Extension and the Blue Springs Historical Garden for this FREE event to learn about strategies for managing summer pests and plant diseases you may come across in your garden.

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Blooming Blue Springs Lunch & Learn - Summer pests & Plant diseases

July 25, 2022 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | Nevada, MO | FREE

Join to West Central Missouri Community Action Agency for their upcoming event! Learn all about extending your growing season with crops like lettuce, roots, alliums, and other greens from speakers Liz Graznak of Happy Hollow Farm, Katie Nixon of Green Gate Family Farm, and Cary Rivard from Kansas State University.

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GAPs Food Safety Plan Workshop

August 24, 2022 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Zoom | $5

This training led by K-State Research & Extension and the University of Missouri Extension should help your farm successfully complete a USDA GAP audit and will assist you in creating a food safety plan. The workshop will be taught by Londa Nwadike, KSU/MU, using materials developed by Cal Jamerson, former KSU Produce Safety Extension Associate who has extensive first hand experience getting his family farm USDA GAP Harmonized certified 4 times. 

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FSMA Produce Safety Grower Training

September 6 - 7, 2022 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm | Zoom | $20

In light of the Covid19 situation, University of Missouri Extension and Kansas State Research and Extension are partnering to offer the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training remotely

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