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Starbuck farmers' flower crop on the next Prairie Yard and Garden

MORRIS, Minn. - Doug and Robin Trott of Prairie Garden Farm near Starbuck will be featured on the next edition of Prairie Yard and Garden. 

The Trotts will discuss the process of growing flowers for the cut-flower industry. The demand for locally produced cut flowers has grown dramatically in recent years.

Larry Zilliox, former University of Minnesota Extension educator from Alexandria, Minn., hosts the popular 30-minute program—one of Minnesota’s top resources for gardening information. PY&G airs Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on Pioneer Public Television.

Each season, PY&G travels the state to confer with researchers, gardening and nursery professionals, educators, and backyard gardeners about their expertise in horticulture, landscaping, and other gardening topics. In association with Pioneer Public Television, the series is produced by Roger Boleman, director, and Michael Cihak, assistant director of marketing communication and design, of Instructional and Media Technologies at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Cihak also serves as production coordinator, editor, and videographer.

The longevity and success of the program characterizes a unique alliance between the University of Minnesota, Morris and Pioneer Public Television, KWCM Appleton. Pioneer Public Television, a Public Broadcasting System (PBS) affiliate, serves more than 375,000 households across Minnesota, South Dakota, and Iowa.