Master Gardener training to be held in Kirksville

Master Gardener training will begin Wednesday, September 12 at the Adair County Extension Center in Kirksville. Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. and will last 12 weeks. Course fee will be $115 if registered by August 31. More information and registration forms will be available in July.

Women in Ag, October 5

Women in Ag workshops reach out to women who are involved in agriculture and provides interesting and relevant topics useful to working and managing a farm. A Women in Ag workshop will be held in Kirksville on October 5. More information available closer to event.

Missouri Livestock Symposium

The Missouri Livestock Symposium will be held Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1 at the Kirksville Middle School. We are currently taking trade show registrations and booking educational speakers. An exceptional program is planned again for this year. NEW for 2018 - A special Ag Lenders Seminar is in the works for Friday during the day with Dr. David Kohl. Watch for more information on this soon. The Nutrition Educators Training will again be held on Friday during the day. We hope to have lots of updated information out soon so stay up-to-date with what's going on at http://www.missourilivestock.com/ and Like us on Facebook.

Dicamba training 

On Oct. 13, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to minimize the potential for off-target movement of Dicamba and further ensure effective use of three pesticides: DuPont’s FeXapan, BASF’s Engenia and Monsanto’s XtendiMax. The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced Missouri-specific restrictions for ENGENIA, XENDIMAX and FEXAPAN, including training requirements, a notice of application form, specific application times and cutoff dates for application. Find the complete details of these restrictions and information on training at http://agriculture.mo.gov/plants/pesticides/dicamba-facts.php.

Soil testing fees to increase January 1

Effective January 1, 2018 the cost of a regular soil test will increase from $15.00 to $17.50 per sample. This is our first price increase in over 10 years.

 

It's a great time to join 4-H

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is young people making new friends and memories while preparing to be leaders of today and tomorrow. We are a volunteer-led organization that reaches boys and girls through small groups called clubs. 4-H members choose from over 40 projects in which to participate. Most projects use hands-on learning experiences to teach subject matter and life-skills such as cooperation, leadership and decision making — skills that can be applied over and over for a lifetime. Contact Michelle Klem, 4-H youth development specialist at klemmd@missouri.edu or at 660-665-9866 to learn how to join 4-H. Clover Kids (5 to 7 year olds on 1/1/18) kickoff is October 24, 6 p.m. at the Extension Center.

Artificial Insemination (AI) breeding barns available

There are AI breeding barns available for rent at three locations in northeast Missouri. For more information on the locations and rental information, see AI Breeding Barns (PDF)

Ag Connection newsletter shares timely information

The Ag Connection newsletter shares timely information on agricultural-related items. Read these articles at http://agebb.missouri.edu/agconnection/.

Fencing and boundary laws

Find helpful resources on Missouri's fencing and boundary laws, visit Missouri fence laws.