We're hiring!

We're hiring a Nutrition Program Associate to teach basic nutrition, food safety, and physical activity concepts to low income Missourians.  Can also provide training for day care providers, Head Start teachers and present at conferences for low-income school districts.  Is able to co-teach programs with a Regional Specialist to audiences that qualify as low income according to program guidance, as requested. Get more info at https://tinyurl.com/yda8jean. Application deadline extended to February 22, 2019.

Extending winter feed - jump start spring pasture

Program to be held Thursday, March 7 at 6 pm at the Knox County Community Center in Edina, MO. Free meal. Please RSVP number attending by March 4 to 660-665-9866 or millerva@missouri.edu. NEMO Cattlemen's Association will also have a meeting. Get the flyer at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Livestock/ExtendingWinterFeed.pdf.

Cooking matters for adults

Eating healthy doesn’t have to break the bank. Our Cooking Matters programs teach smart shopping strategies and healthy cooking skills that can help you prepare nutritious, low-cost meals and snacks at home. This six-week program will be offered at the Adair County Extension Center on Wednesdays, March 13 through April 17 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Find more info at https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycnxbcbs.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Attention farmers needing to obtain or renew your private pesticide applicator's license. Meeting dates and times have been announced for Adair, Schuyler, Sullivan, Linn and Putnam counties. Find out more at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/PPAT.pdf.

Search for 2019 Missouri Century Farms starts Feb. 1

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1919, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.

To qualify, the same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

The Missouri Century Farm program will take applications starting Feb. 1. All applications must be postmarked by May 15. Details and a downloadable application form will be available beginning Feb. 1 at extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm.

4-H Day with the Cardinals

Missouri and Illinois 4-H members, parents, volunteers and alumni will gather at Busch Stadium on Saturday, May 11, 2019 for the 18th annual 4-H Day with the Cardinals. The Cardinals will be playing the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 1:15 p.m. game. Tickets for the game will be $25.00 each and includes a specially designed t-shirt featuring the 4-H Clover on the back and the Cardinals emblem on the front. Tickets for the event must be ordered on the 4-H Day with the Cardinals order form. Ticket orders must be postmarked by April 1, 2019. Tickets often sell out before the order deadline so families are encouraged to order early. Get the ticket order form https://tinyurl.com/yasq4yws.

Preventing and Responding to Disease Outbreak Workshops

This workshop will be held at five locations on five different dates. Kirksville workshop will be March 15 from 10 am to 3:15 pm at the Missouri Department of Conservation, 3500 S. Baltimore. Speakers include personnel from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri Department of Agriculture, USDA, APHIS and faculty from the University of Missouri. Preregistration is required to ensure enough training materials. Program is free, lunch provided. Find more information and registration form at https://tinyurl.com/y9q7yfat.

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. 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.