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Missouri Tomato School

May 16 - May 18


The annual “Missouri Tomato School” returns May 16-18 to give tomato growers tried and true methods to improve their tomato crop.

The hybrid class kicks off on May 16 with a lecture via zoom or in-person in St. Louis. May 17th features farm visits in St. Louis, and May 18th features 2 choices for regional farm visits in Southwest or Central MO.

The Missouri Tomato School brings together national and regional experts, and tomato farmers to share the latest best practices, and time-honored methods for successful tomato production.

Agenda(opens in new window)

Recordings will be provided to in-person and Zoom registrants.

4 Registration Options: Registration Deadline – May 9th, 5:00 p.m.

  • St. Louis In-Person Lecture + St. Louis- Metro Farm Visits – $30 (limited to 40 registrants)
    • Limited Beginning Farmer Scholarships are available for this session, redeemed during registration
  • Zoom Lecture + Springfield Metro Farm Visits – $20 (limited to 40 registrants)
  • Zoom Lecture + Central Missouri Farm Visits – $20 (limited to 40 registrants)
  • Zoom Lecture Only – $10 (registration not limited)

Lecture Day: In-Person St. Louis (Urban East MU Extension Regional Office on UMSL Campus) or ZOOM

Farm Visits: Farm visits in the St. Louis Metro area will be on 5/17/23. Thursday 5/18/23 will feature 2 regional options for farm visits in the Springfield area and Central Missouri.

  • St. Louis Metro Area: 5/17/23 – (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
    Hermans Farm and Orchard
    Tyrean Lewis – Confluence Farms
    Thies Farm
  • Springfield Metro Area: 5/18/23 – (9:00 am. to 12:00 p.m.)
    Springfield Community Gardens Amanda Bell Farm at Cox South Hospital
    Milsap Farm
  • Central Missouri: 5/18/23 (Centralia – 40 minutes north of Columbia) (9:00 am. to 12:00 p.m.)
    S&M Produce
    Christie Gingerich Farm

Farm Visit Details, Schedule, and Locations will be provided in a follow-up email to be sent on 5/12/23.

For more information or ADA accommodations contact: Eli Isele, elihuisele@missouri.edu(opens in new window), 314-400-2115


  • USDA – OAO
  • Lincoln University
  • Missouri Department of Agriculture
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May 16
May 18
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University of Missouri Extension