4-H Camp apps available
New for 2017! For your convenience, we are offering a payment plan - pay half by April 1 and the other half by May 1. Get counselor and camp applications on the 4-H Camp page at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/4hcamp.aspx.
Get a free bus ride to camp! We need your help! I just applied for a US Cellular sponsorship to offset the cost of the 4-H Camp bus. Here is what you can do to help. By visiting the U.S. Cellular's website, following U.S. Cellular on its social channels or answering a short survey. Points are then converted into dollars that go directly to the organization or group, and each group can earn up to $1,000. Hurry. must be done by March 24! https://www.pearup.com/adair4h/rally?org-tools=promote-modal.
Grow Native! Workshop and Plant Sale
Join us at the Missouri Department of Conservation Northeast Regional Office in Kirksville, Missouri on April 1, 2017 for our Grow Native! workshop and plant sale! Cost: $30 for Grow Native! and Missouri Prairie Foundation members, $40 for non-members. Includes a light breakfast and lunch. Register online or download the registration form in PDF format to pay by check. CEUs available for Landscape Architects.
Livestock Person of the Year
Applications are now being accepted for 2017 Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year. The individual receiving this award must have made a significant contribution to the livestock industry in northeast Missouri and/or beyond. Eligible applicants can be producers of livestock, agribusiness personnel, agency personnel, or agriculture researchers. Other parties who have been long-time supporters of the northeast Missouri livestock industry will also be considered. The selected applicant will become a member of the Northeast Missouri Livestock Producers Hall of Fame and will be inducted at a ceremony at the Missouri Livestock Symposium to be held in Kirksville on December 1 & 2, 2017. Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 1, 2017. Applications may be found at http://www.missourilivestock.com/livestock-person.html, at the Adair County Extension Center or by calling 660-665-9866.
Mark your calendars now! Grazing School, May 19 and 20, Keller Building, Brashear, MO. Cost of the two-day regional grazing school is $110.00 for the first person and $75.00 for the second person per farm/firm. A $30.00 advance deposit will be required by May 5, 2017 to reserve participation. The balance will be paid the first day of class. Registration will be open to the first 50 individuals. More information and registration form at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Livestock/grazingschool.pdf.
Master Gardeners Plant Sale
Saturday, May 27 at the Farmers' Market in Kirksville, MO.
Missouri Century Farm applications available
If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1917, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. For application forms and more information, contact your local MU Extension center, or visit the program website at extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 660-665-9866 to learn how to join 4-H. Clover Kid groups for 5 to 7 year olds are forming now.
Missouri Training Institute
Missouri Training Institute offers programs in northeast Missouri For nearly 30 years, the Missouri Training Institute (MTI) has provided training and consulting services to improve business performance and organizational effectiveness for public, private, and not-for-profit organizations. Call Michelle today at 660-665-9866 or email@example.com to find out how MIT can work for you!
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.