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MU Extension receives grant to help Amish, Mennonite growers to reduce pesticides

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 7 office has awarded the University of Missouri Extension a Strategic Agricultural Initiative grant totaling $51,158 to reduce the use of high-risk pesticides.

This project will build on the University of Missouri Extension’s previous work with Amish and Mennonite produce growers. These religious communities are locally known for fruit and vegetable production and participation in farmers markets and produce auctions.

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