Upcoming Programs

   Johnson County Management Intensive Grazing School

     Missouri Regional Grazing Schools serve three purposes: educate producers and agency personnel in the art and science of grazing management, transfer new technology in grassland management to producers and agency personnel, and qualify producers for the state cost-share programs. The September 16th and 17th school will address the core subject matter including Introduction to Management Intensive Grazing, Resource evaluation, Plant growth, Forage quality, Livestock nutrition on pasture, Soil fertility and landscape ecology, Layout and design, Fence and water technology, Economics, and Tying it all together.  For an agenda of the class click here.  To see a brochure for the class, including registration, click here.

  The Show-Me Sheep and Goat Project II

     This 4-week program is designed to help producers gain knowledge to improve their operations and increase profitability.  Topics for this series of classes include: Financial Statement Analysis, FAMACHA Scoring, Fecal Egg Count Testing, Animal Handling, Forage Identification, Risk Management, and many more.  To learn more about the program, including registration information, click here.

  Annie's Project

     Annie's Project began in Illinois. Annie was a farm wife who grew up in Northern Illinois. She married a farmer and spent her lifetime learning how to be an involved business partner with her husband. Together they did great things, but it was not easy.

     The goal of this course - known as Annie's Project - is to take the experiences of that farm wife and share it with farm women living and working in the complex business farming.

     The goal of this course is to empower farm women to be better business partners through networking and by managing and organizing critical information.  This course can help women who are new to the farm business and may be overwhelmed or reluctant to ask questions. It can also help those who are accustomed to the farm business and may understand agriculture, but struggle with new technologies.  Watch for more information as it becomes available.  To learn more about this program, click on the logo.

Past Presentations

  Missouri's Complex Fence Law, March 11, 2014

     Missouri Fence Law, Joe Koenen, Agriculture Business Specialist Putnam County

      Additional Links About Fence Law

         Missouri Fencing and Boundary Laws (G810, PDF) | Frequently Asked Questions (G811, PDF)


     EPD Definition Sheet (PDF), Nov. 8, 2012

     Percentile Rank Sheet (PDF), Nov. 8, 2012

     Livestock Judging (PDF) by Patrick Davis, Jan. 26, 2013

     Tips for 4-H Livestock Projects (PDF) by Patrick Davis, Jan 28, 2012