Disease Outbreak Workshops
The University of Missouri is partnering with various organizations and land-grant universities to provide informational workshops about advances in agriculture biosecurity, mortality management including latest regulations and quarantine, ways to better prepare producers for major disease outbeak, and economic considerations for different situations. These workshops plan to provide opportunity for all stakeholders to meet and discuss the various aspects of disease prevention and management, and encourage re-evaluation and improvement of biosecurity protocols. For workshop times and locations, check out the Workshop Flyer.
Annie's Project-Empowering Women in Agriculture
Annie's Project workshops teach farm women the tools/software/websites resources to improve their decision-making abilities concerning farm management, marketing, business plans, crop and livestock insurance, financial records and statements, communications and much more. It also gives farm women an opportunity to network and interact with other women involved in agriculture, become better managers and increase the viability of their farming operations. This six class program runs Thursday evenings from March 2 to April 6. There is a $75 fee for the course which covers resources and materials for each participant. Registration is due by February 28. For more information, see the Annie's Project Flyer
Lewis and Marion County Cattlemen's Association Annual Scholarship Banquet
The Lewis and Marion County Cattlemen's Association will be holding their annual scholarship banquet Saturday, February 18 at the American Legion Hall, Palmyra, MO. The Cattlemen's Association provides area producers with opportunities to learn the latest advancements in livestock production and management. The Association provides scholastic opportunities for area youth enrolled in secondary education and supports efforts to encourage women in agriculture. For more information about the banquet, see the Cattlemen's Banquet Flyer.
4-H: Leaders for life
4-H Faculty, Staff and Volunteers create multiple opportunities for youth. 4-H project work and related educational experiences help youth explore interests in citizenship, communications and leadership. 4-H Youth report 3 times more opportunities than their non-4-H peers to engage in meaningful community leadership roles. This interest in leadership and community service translates to a 70% greater likelihood of 4-H members to attend college compared to youth participating in other out-of school programs. 4-H is growing the leaders of tomorrow today. For information on joining 4-H, contact your local MU Extension center.
NEMO AG Connection Newsletter
The NEMO AG Connection newsletter is a monthly publication containing the latest information from MU Extension Ag specialists in Ag Business, Agronomy, Ag Engineering, Livestock and Horticulture. Ag Connection is your local link to MU for ag extension and research information. http://agebb.missouri.edu/agconnection/
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