Missouri Farmers' Market Dates
Farmers Market- Set up, Marketing, and What to Expect
April 12 | 6 - 8 p.m. | Online
Is a farmers market the right market for you? Learn about the challenges and benefits of being part of a farmers market. Learn about how to set up your farmers market, some laws that you may want to know about, and marketing tips. Presented by Matt Frank, Big River Farms Market Specialist
Seed Saving Workshop' with Patrick Byers
April 15 | 6:30 p.m. | Free | Online
Seed saving is a natural part of sustainability, and an enjoyable activity for home gardeners. The workshop will focus on the biology of seed development, methods of maintaining seed purity, dry seed processing, wet seed processing, processing tomato seed, and short/long term seed storage. The instructor is MU Extension horticulture field specialist Patrick Byers.
Growing Home Garden Tomatoes
April 14 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Free | Online
In this program, speakers will talk on adapted tomato varieties to grow in Missouri, seedling preparation, suitable environment, soil preparation, seedling transplanting, nutrient, water, insect-pest and disease management. Speakers also discuss on physiological problems, harvesting and post-harvest handling of tomatoes in this program.
Raising Poultry- Chicken Talk
April 26 | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Online
Regardless if you are wanting to raise chicken for profit or just for your family, come learn about how to raise Poultry in Minnesota. Learn if you have the means to do it and what regulations you may need to know about. Presented by Wayne Martin. Hosted by The Food Group – Big River Farms.
Bale Grazing: An Alternative Strategy for Overwintering Beef Cattle
April 27 | 1:00 p.m. CST | Online
Attend this webinar to learn about bale grazing, how to properly implement this winter feed strategy even in states with mild/wet winters while minimizing surface pasture disturbance, maximizing hay nutrient distribution and targeting the buildup of low fertility soils. See the first hand results of a local farm bale grazing demonstration where this producer fed nearly 400 bales to overwinter his herd using this strategy during the long, wet winter of 2020/2021. Presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology.