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Holden Turns to MU Extension for Help with Vineyard

Former governor led the way for Norton to become state's official grape

When problems arise with the ex-governor’s vineyard, he calls University of Missouri Extension viticulturist Dean Volenberg. Former Missouri Gov. Bob Holden grows Norton grapes at his weekend hideaway in Fredericksburg. Volenberg regularly visits with Holden as the ex-governor learns the nuances of growing grapes on rolling hills overlooking the Gasconade River. Stone Hill Winery uses the grapes to make the…