Garlic is an emerging specialty crop in Missouri. Commercial production is increasing as consumer demand increases. Whether you already grow garlic commercially, are interested in learning more, or are a backyard garlic grower, you won’t want to miss this educational opportunity.

The workshop will be held from 12:30-4 p.m. on Sept. 20 from at the Missouri Department of Conservation Northeast Regional Office, 3500 S. Baltimore, Kirksville.

The workshop will be taught by Rusty Lee, commercial garlic grower and agronomist with MU Extension; Jennifer Schutter, MU Extension horticulture specialist; Margo Myers, MU Extension nutrition and health education specialist; and Rod Belzer, local grower and owner of Winigan Farms.

Topics to be addressed include: Overview of Garlic Production in Missouri, Garlic Cultivars, Garlic Pests and Diseases, Marketing Garlic, Garlic Nutrition; Tasting and Informal Q/A Session.

The cost is $10 to cover materials and speaker mileage. Lunch will not be provided. Eat before you come or bring lunch with you.

To register call the Adair County Extension at 660-665-9866 or email You may pay at the door the day of the workshop.