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Researchers at the West Central Research and Outreach Center are experimenting with a low-tunnel growing system that can extend the strawberry season in the area. Until the first hard frost, volunteers will be out in the field picking strawberries every Monday and Thursday morning.

WCROC harvests strawberries in September

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MORRIS – On a cool, September Monday morning, volunteers at the West Central Research and Outreach Center were out in the garden picking strawberries.


After being counted, weighed and tested, those strawberries made their way to the cafeteria at Morris Area Elementary School, where students enjoyed fresh, organic, locally produced fruits with their lunch.

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing.