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In This Issue:

Upcoming Programs (listings for beginning and established growers)

News & Announcements (Produce Safety Alliance Grower Trainings (x2), Launch of the Produce Safety Technical Assistance Network (TAN))

Regional Reports (St. Louis Metro East, southern Illinois, Dixon Springs)

Fruit and Vegetable Pest Management (Post-Harvest Handling of Pumpkins, Summer Cover Crop Growth and Termination)

Less Seriously

University of Illinois Extension educators and specialists in fruit and vegetable production and pest management

Upcoming Programs

See the University of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems and Small Farms Team’s website at: and the calendar of events at