The need to grow plants doesn't wait for crisis to pass. Fruits and vegetables are essential not only for the nutrients they provide, but also for the economic, mental and spiritual health growing them gives us. MU Extension is dedicated to continuing its service through the safety directives of social distancing and stay at home orders.
To bridge the distance divide of our regular in-person activities such as site visits, plant diagnostic lab submissions, seminars, field days and grower demonstrations, a Commercial Horticulture "Town Hall" meeting using the Zoom remote conferencing platform will be held on Wednesdays from noon–1 pm. Starting on April 8, MU regional and state specialists will present the most current information, while more importantly conducting a Question & Answer session regarding fertility & pest management, produce safety, and operating in this COVID-19 environment.
Register for the weekly conference at https://ipm.missouri.edu/TownHalls, by providing your name, county, email address, and question (optional). You will be emailed directions on how to attend, either through a url linking to the Zoom platform, or with a call-in phone number. Questions should be submitted beforehand either during registration or in an email sent to the regional extension specialist/county office, or while in the meeting via the Zoom chat interface. While we are grounded to our basement or wherever our home office may be, we hope to still provide you with the resources to keep your operation going during these difficult times.
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REVISED: April 6, 2020