MU Extension offers educational grain marketing game
After a successful run last year, University of Missouri Extension is offering a second round of the online grain marketing game “Show-Me Market Showdown” from March 2 to May 8. The goal of the program is to improve farmers’ knowledge of grain marketing strategies and encourage them to develop sound marketing plans. Get more information and sign up at http://extension.missouri.edu/bates/ag.aspx.
Regional 4-H Energizer
A day full of games, good times, fun workshops and food. Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the First Christian Church in Macon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For youth ages 11 to 18 and adults. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. Get more information and register at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/newsletter.aspx.
Beginning gardener workshop
Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jacob's Vineyard and Winery, Kirksville, MO. This program is free, but you must register to attend. Get more information and registration form at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Hort/BeginningGardening.pdf
Ag Connection newsletter shares timely information
The February issue of the Ag Connection newsletter shares information on prescribed burning as a pasture management tool, when is it too late to frost seed, private pesticide applicator training sessions and results of the 2014 Show-Me-Select heifer sale at Palmyra. Read these articles at http://agebb.missouri.edu/agconnection/.
Spring Forward into Gardening, Saturday, April 18
The annual Spring Forward into Gardening Workshop will be held Saturday, April 18 at the William Matthew Middle School. The program begins at 9 a.m. Registration deadline is April 13. A cooking demonstration will start the day, followed by sessions on container gardening, bird and butterfly migrations, do-it-yourself garden projects, raised bed and straw bale gardening, landscaping, food labeling and native, invasive and pollinator plants. There will also be vendor displays. Get more information at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Hort/springforward.pdf.
Missouri Century Farm program
If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1915, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. To qualify, farms must meet certain guidelines. Get those guidelines and more information at http://extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm/home.aspx.
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.
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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)
Fencing and boundary laws
Find helpful resources on Missouri's fencing and boundary laws, visit Missouri fence laws.