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                Nahshon Bishop
                Small Farm Specialist
                Southwest Region



Shon Bishop grew up in southwest Missouri around small family farms. Since the age of nine he has been working for Bishop’s Lawn Care and Landscaping overseeing both residential and commercial landscape designs and implementation around the southwest Missouri region. In 2011 Shon graduated from College of the Ozarks with a degree in Horticultural. Mr. Bishop has been working for Lincoln University Cooperative Extension in the Southwest Region of Missouri since 2011 under the 2501 Initiative (Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers). Currently, he is the Small Farm Specialist for the Innovative Small Farmers Outreach Program (ISFOP) which serves Barry, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Jasper, and Greene counties. Shon also owns and operates Bishop Gardens L.L.C with his wife Heather, which sells early season tomatoes and strawberries, as well as cut flowers to the public.   


MU Extension and partners grow knowledge among Hmong farmers

Fue Yang, left, and family operate the Year-Round Growing Education Center. Among those working with Yang: (back row) MU Extension horticulture specialist Patrick Byers, Lincoln University farm outreach worker David Middleton and MU Extension horticulture specialist Robert Balek; (front row) LU small farm specialist Nahshon Bishop, mentor Hector Troy, Webb City Farmers Market manager Eileen Nichols and LU outreach worker Randy Garrett.

Fue Yang’s proficiency in English allows him to learn from MU and LU Extension specialists. Being bilingual allows him to teach other Hmong farmers who previously could not understand workshops taught by MU and LU faculty.

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