Please join us in welcoming the newest member to our faculty, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, Margo Myers. Local to the area, Margo grew up in Lewis County and is a University of Missouri graduate, recently receiving her Masters degree in Exercise Physiology. If you have questions relating to nutrition and exercise, Margo can help.
We're excited to have Margo with us and think you will be too. Welcome to Adair County, Margo!
Hatching Chicks in the Classroom
With spring comes new life, and we at University of Missouri Extension/4-H are looking forward to another season of bringing new life and new excitement to classrooms! Michelle Klem, 4-H youth development specialist, is delivering eggs to classrooms that will hatch into baby chicks next week. Find more information about this experiential learning opportunity and 4-H school enrichment programs at http://extension.missouri. edu/adair/schoolenrichment.aspx.
Be Aware - this year, 4-H Camp may FILL before the deadline - it's first come, first served; so get your camp applications in early (we are happy to hold checks for a short time) so just get those applications in early! We also take credit and debit cards for your convenience. Camp applications are due May 1. Camp dates: June 22-25. Counselor Camp: June 10-12. This year only - due to a grant from Bank Midwest, bus fees have been reduced to $20.00. Get more information and a registration form at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/4hcamp.aspx.
Garden n' Grow
The Kirksville Garden n' Grow program will meet every Monday and Thursday, June 1 to August 10, 2015 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Adair County Extension Center. Find out more information and get a registration form on our Garden n' Grow page at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/ gng.aspx.
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.
Management Intensive Grazing School to be held June 5 & 6
A two-day grazing school will be held June 5 & 6 at the Schuyler County Nutrition Site in Lancaster. Space is limited and registration is due May 29. Get more information at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Ag/Grazingschool.pdf.
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 April issue of the Ag Connection newsletter shares information on adverse possession, alfalfa production, PEDv virus, and lawn care and gardening in April. Read these articles at http://agebb.missouri.edu/agconnection/.
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 will be forming soon.
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Fencing and boundary laws
Find helpful resources on Missouri's fencing and boundary laws, visit Missouri fence laws.