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 email@example.com 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. Contact Michelle Klem at the email or phone number above.
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It's grape harvesting time
Beating the birds to the harvest can be one of the most difficult things about growing grapes. Netting can be placed over a grape arbor to keep the birds away from the fruits. Make sure your grapes are ripe before you harvest. Although color change is important in determining when to harvest grapes, it should not be the only consideration. Most berries change from green to blue, red or white (depending on the cultivar) as they approach maturity. Get more information...
Artificial Insemination (AI) breeding barns available
There are AI breeding barns available for rent at three locations in northeast Missouri. Find out where at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Livestock/breedingbarn.pdf
NEMO Ag Connection newsletter has informative topics
Stay up-to-date with the latest issue of the Ag Connection newsletter. The current issue shares information on wet hay, spotted wing drosophila and brown marmorated stink bugs, USDA releasing census data, front-end loader safety when transporting hay, and dates for area field days and workshops. Read the entire newsletter
Fencing and boundary laws
Find helpful resources on Missouri's fencing and boundary laws at http://extension.missouri.edu/putnam/fencelaw.aspx