All in-person Extension meetings, events and classes are canceled through Friday, May 15.
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CJ Holl of Wells, Minn., makes award-winning smoked nuts that he sells online and in stores throughout southern Minnesota. He’s also a city administrator there, and has worked with University of Minnesota Extension to help keep all businesses strong.
“We want the focus to be on the 235,000 people buried here and their families,” says Trevor Blake, assistant gardener at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Blake took the Master Gardener core course taught by U of M Extension in order to better understand challenges facing the 436-acre resting place for U.S. military veterans.
Growing fruits and vegetables is how many new and younger farmers get started farming. But gaining the knowledge can be tough for growers of a crop like pumpkins, for which there have never been research trials in Minnesota. Until now.