Linda Geist

HANNIBAL, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension will hold a Specialty Crop Block Grant workshop 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, in Hannibal.

MU Extension agricultural business specialist Darla Campbell said participants will learn how to write a grant to potentially fund scaled-up production for specialty crops. This workshop will help them learn how to increase numbers of vegetables and fruits to meet market demands and increase profits. Specialty crops include fruits, vegetables, nuts, flowers and other products.

The $15 fee includes materials and a light meal. Participants must RSVP by Feb. 8 to Campbell at 573-769-2177 or, or to Debi Kelly at 636-797-5391 or

The event will be at Homebank of Hannibal, 3817 McMasters Ave.

University of Missouri, Lincoln University, U.S. Department of Agriculture and local extension councils sponsor the event.

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