Understand your health insurance options program January 28

Because of the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals, families and businesses will need to make decisions about their health insurance. As a nonpartisan entity, University of Missouri Extension provides education to ensure that you have the resources and skills you need to make informed health insurance decisions for yourself, your family and your business. A free workshop will be held at the Adair County Extension Center on Wednesday, January 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to assist people in making informed health insurance decisions. A light meal will be served. Please RSVP to Darla Campbell, agribusiness specialist at 660-457-3469, if you plan on attending. Find more information on the Health Insurance Education Initiative at http://extension.missouri.edu/WebSite/DisplayPage.aspx?PID=2309.

Private applicator training February 11

Attention farmers needing to obtain or renew your private pesticide applicator's license. Dates for the 2015 private pesticide applicator training in the area have been announced. Training in Kirksville will take place Wednesday, February 11 at 2 p.m. at the Adair County Extension Center. Other dates and locations are available. For more information contact Valerie Tate, extension agronomy specialist at tatev@missouri.edu, 660-895-5123 or get the flyer at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Ag/PPAT.pdf.

Basics of beekeeping course February 21

A one-day program on the basics of beekeeping will be held Saturday, February 21 at the Adair County Extension Center. The program will start at 9 a.m. We will talk about the European honey bee, equipment, and getting started. There will also be a panel discussion with local beekeepers and a question and answer session. Workshop space is limited, so please register by February 17. Find more information on the flyer at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Hort/Bee.pdf.

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.

Ag Connection newsletter shares timely information

The January issue of the Ag Connection newsletter provides up-to-date information on the Farm Bill decisions, sexed semen as a tool for beef producers, evaluating wheat stands for spring nitrogen application and the importance of hay testing. Read these articles at http://agebb.missouri.edu/agconnection/.




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 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.