Private Pesticide Applicators Training
Individuals needing to obtain or renew their Private Pesticide Applicator certification for the purchase of restricted use pesticides may come into the Buchanan County Extension office and watch a 2 hour training video. The training is free of charge with the exception of purchasing the Private Pesticide Applicator Training Reference Manual at a cost of $12. Family members can share one manual. Call the Buchanan County Extension office, 816-279-1691, to schedule your certification or renewal.
Extension Offers Farm Bill Educational Meetings
The 2014 Farm Bill contains several provisions that enable farmers and landowners to make decisions regarding their involvement in federal farm programs. Landowners will have the opportunity to reallocate base acres on individual farms as well as update yield information that is used to determine some farm program payments. Additionally, farmers will have the opportunity to elect to participate in the new commodity programs—Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC). To provide information on the new farm bill that will assist landowners and farmers in making program decisions, University of Missouri Extension and USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) will host free educational meetings across the state. To see a list of meetings in Northwest Missouri click here. You can also view a map of meeting locations.
Test Your Soil for Better Lawns and Gardens
Avoid excessive fertilizer use, and guard against nutrient loss. A soil test shows exactly how much lime and fertilizer a lawn or garden needs. Science-based, reliable analysis and unbiased recommendations let you escape hit-or-miss gardening and lawn care. Contact the Buchanan County Extension office today to find out how to collect a sample to bring in for analysis. The analysis is done at the University of Missouri Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory in Columbia at a cost of $13.
Missouri Cash Rental Rates for 2013
The Missouri Cash Rental Rates for 2013 are available now at http://agebb.missouri.edu/mgt/cashrent/index.htm or view the PDF guide.
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