The MU Extension will present a Specialty Crop Block Grant workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Homebank of Hannibal, 3817 McMasters Ave. in Hannibal.

The MU Extension will present a Specialty Crop Block Grant workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Homebank of Hannibal, 3817 McMasters Ave. in Hannibal.

MU Extension agricultural business specialist Darla Campbell said participants will learn how to write a grant to potentially fund scaled-up production for specialty crops. This workshop will help them learn how to increase numbers of vegetables and fruits to meet market demands and increase profits. Specialty crops include fruits, vegetables, nuts, flowers and other products.

The $15 fee includes materials and a light meal. Participants must RSVP by Feb. 8 to Campbell at 573-769-2177 or campbelld@missouri.edu, or to Debi Kelly at 636-797-5391 or kellyd@missouri.edu.

University of Missouri, Lincoln University, U.S. Department of Agriculture and local extension councils sponsor the event.