Master Gardener training offered in Macon

Master Gardener training classes will be offered Wednesdays, August 24 through November 9, 2016 at the Macon County Extension Center in Macon, Missouri. Classes will be held from 1 to 4 p.m.

The first two hours will be classroom instruction followed by a garden tour or hands-on activities the last hour. Classes will be held on a variety of horticulture topics including diseases, insects, soils, fertilizer, vegetables, fruit, trees and shrubs, pruning, lawn care, flowers and landscaping.

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. 

The deadline to register is Friday, August 12. For more information and to register, contact the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866 or find the information here http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Hort/Macon.pdf.

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 klemmd@missouri.edu to find out how MIT can work for you! 

 

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 Kid groups for 5 to 7 year olds will be forming soon.

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Show-Me-Select Bred Heifer Sale, November 18, 2016

The Show Me Select Replacement Heifer Program is focused entirely on Missouri's farmers and is dependent upon active participation from extension livestock specialists and local veterinarians, each of which are critical components of the agricultural sector of this state. This program is unique in that it is first and foremost an educational program targeted at improving production efficiency through increased use of existing technology, coupled with the marketing component. This year's North Central Missouri Show-Me-Select Bred Heifer sale will be held Friday, November 18, 6:30 p.m. at Kirksville Livestock, LLC. Keep current on what's going on with the sale on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/missourismsbredheifer/. For more information about the Show-Me-Select program, please contact Zac Erwin, livestock specialist at 660-665-9866 or erwinz@missouri.edu.

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.