BOWLING GREEN, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension will offer a self-paced “Conventional Vegetable Production Series” this fall.

“We know vegetable growers are busy,” says MU Extension horticulturist Justin Keay. “Many hold an off-farm job in addition to their on-farm responsibilities. We recognize that offering content to growers in multiple formats is the best way to reach our audience. This includes offering in-person workshops, webinars and, now, our first offering of a self-paced class series.”

The self-paced series includes access to 21 recorded classes, scheduled office hours and course materials. Topics include planning, fertility, insects, weeds, diseases, produce safety and crop-specific classes on 12 of the most-grown vegetable crops in Missouri.

“This class series will provide current and aspiring growers a solid foundation of knowledge covering the most critical concepts of vegetable production,” says Keay.

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Access to course materials is available until Nov. 20.

For more information, contact Keay at 573-324-5464 or