4-H Clover Kids program kick-off November 17

Missouri 4-H Youth Development Programs has something for every young person! The 4-H Clover Kids program is designed for youth 5-7 years old (as of 1/1/15). For Adair County 4-H, the Clover Kids kick-off will be held Monday, November 17, 6:30 p.m. at the Adair county University of Missouri Extension Center, 503 E. Northtown Rd., Kirksville.

Congratulations Michelle Klem

Klem receives Meritorious Service awardMichelle Klem, youth development specialist in Adair County, recently received the University of Missouri Extension Association (UMEA) Meritorious Service award at the annual Extension conference in Columbia, MO. Presenting the award to Michelle is Linda Morgan, UMEA awards committee member. Congratulations Michelle on this well-deserved accomplishment.




Cow and calf management considerations

As fall arrives, getting calves started off in a good post-weaning program is economically important. Every extra pound gained by calves before marketing should have a large payback this year. Having a good vaccination health program plan can help reduce sickness and improve treatment response for sick calves. Find the rest of this article by Zac Erwin, livestock specialist, in the October edition of the Ag Connection newsletter at http://agebb.missouri.edu/agconnection/newsletters/is-2014-10.php.

Fall bulb planting

Now is the time to be shopping for and planting spring bulbs, such as crocus, tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils. Spring flowering bulbs need time to develop a root system before winter sets in. You should wait until the soil temperature falls below 60 degrees F before planting the bulbs. That means waiting to plant until late September or October. Find out more at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/fallbulbs.aspx.

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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Missouri Livestock Symposium

December 5 & 6, 2014, William Matthew Middle School, Kirksville, MO. For more information please visit http://www.missourilivestock.com/.

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. Read the entire newsletter at http://agebb.missouri.edu/agconnection/index.php.

Fencing and boundary laws

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