Management Intensive Grazing School

August 22-23, Greenley Research Center, Novelty, MO. Management Intensive Grazing Schools are designed to teach producers, educators and agency staff the basics of management intensive grazing with a hands-on approach. This two-day workshop provides opportunities for in-depth discussions, field exercises, and  includes reference materials that cover both livestock and agronomic topics related to grazing. All are welcome! Take time to attend. You'll be glad you did! More info at Registration deadline has been extended to August 16.

Estate, Succession and Retirement Planning Class August 23-24

University of Missouri Extension will hold a workshop Aug. 23-24 on how to transfer your farm or business. A team of MU Extension educators with a variety of backgrounds in succession planning will lead the two-day workshop. A Missouri probate judge and a certified financial planner also lend their expertise to the program. The workshop is 1-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at various locations (Adair County Annex Building, Kirksville). The interactive program streams electronically. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. More information and a registration form can be found at

Native Prairie Sunset Tour and Program, August 29

Will be held at the John Williams farm near Brashear, MO from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. John Murphy will discuss prairie plants as we take a walk through a native prairie at sunset. Take highway 6 east for five miles, turn right on route F. Take F south for one mile. There is a mailbox on the left with deer and turkey and the name Williams. Take the gravel road to the left one quarter mile. Call the Adair County Extension Center to register for this tour. No cost to attend.

Master Gardener classes to start Sept. 5

Classes will meet on Thursday mornings from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm for 13 weeks beginning Thursday, September 5 at the Adair County Extension Center. Classes will cover a variety of horticulture topics including diseases, insects, soils & fertilizer, vegetables, fruit, trees & shrubs, pruning, lawn care, flowers and landscaping. Some classes will have garden tours. To be a Master Gardener, you must attend 30 hours of classroom training AND provide 30 hours of volunteer service your first year after training. For more info and registration form, get the Master Gardener training flyer.

4-H Hippology Contest

Open to all 4-H youth enrolled in the 4-H horse or horseless horse projects. September 7, 2019 at the Truman State University Farm in Kirksville, MO. Cost $5 per participant (proceeds go to the Adair County Horse Project). Registration begins at 9 am. You may register as a team (3 or 4 members) or an individual and be placed on a team. Get more information at

Growing Garlic in Missouri program Sept. 20

Garlic is an emerging specialty crop in Missouri. Commercial production is increasing as consumer demand increases. Whether you already grow garlic commercially, are interested in learning more or are a backyard garlic grower, you won’t want to miss this educational opportunity on Friday, Sept. 20. The program will be held at the Department of Conservation Northeast Regional office on South Baltimore from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Cost is $10 to cover expenses. Lunch not provided (you can bring your lunch with you). Call the Adair County Extension Center to register at 660-665-9866. More information at

Livestock Symposium cover photo contest

Send us your best snapshots of Missouri farm life and enter this year's Missouri Livestock Symposium photo contest. Entries accepted through October 31, 2019.

Show-Me-Select bred heifer sale

Friday, November 22, Kirksville Livestock Market, 6:30 p.m. More info available closer to date.

Missouri Livestock Symposium celebrates 20 years

The premier educational event for livestock producers will be held Friday and Saturday, December 6 & 7, 2019. Dr. Temple Grandin will be the Friday evening keynote speaker, along with award presentations for the Livestock Person of the Year, Agriculture Educators Lifetime Achievement Award and the photo contest. Stay up-to-date on the Symposium on our webpage and Facebook.


It's a great time to join 4-H
New year started October 1

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 the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866 to learn how to join 4-H

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.

Fencing and boundary laws

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