Master Gardener training to be offered in Kirksville

Master Gardener training classes will be offered on Thursdays, August 21 through November 6, 2014 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Adair County Extension Center in Kirksville. Registration is due Friday, August 15 by noon. Master Gardener is a two-component program where you complete both classroom training and 30 volunteer hours. Find more information and get the brochure at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Hort/2014Kirksville.pdf.

Soil health workshops

An advanced soil health workshop will be held in Edina, MO on Monday, August 18. The workshop will be conducted by soil scientists from the University of Missouri and the USDA-Agricultural Research Service and USDA-NRCS. Topics to be covered include integration of livestock and cover crops, rotational grazing effects on soil health, developing cover crop mixes and adjusting rotations to utilize cover crops, soil health testing benefits and procedures, cost to benefit ratios of management practices to improve soil health, farming to improve organic matter and soil water retention and improving crop nutrient availability through improvement of soil health. Find more information and get the flyer/registration form at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Ag/soilhealthworkshop.pdf.

Management Intensive Grazing School

The Missouri Regional Grazing Schools are educational programs taught by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and University of Missouri Extension (MU). The 2014 Management Intensive Grazing (MIG) School will be held August 22-23 at the Greenley Research Center at Novelty, MO. Management Intensive Grazing Schools are designed to teach producers, educators and agency staff the basics of management intensive grazing with a hands-on approach.  This two-day, intensive workshop provides opportunities for in-depth discussions, field exercises, and reference materials that cover both livestock and agronomic topics related to grazing. Find more information and a registration form can be found at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Livestock/GrazingSchool.pdf

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 Read more

It's a great time to join 4-H!

Photo: Kids sharing at 4-H Camp4-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 are also forming now. Contact Michelle Klem at the email or phone number above.

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Fencing and boundary laws

Find helpful resources on Missouri's fencing and boundary laws at http://extension.missouri.edu/putnam/fencelaw.aspx