Youth gardening program begins May 23

Garden 'n Grow, a gardening program for 8-13 year olds, will begin Monday, May 23. The program meets every Monday and Thursday through August 8 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Adair County Extension Center. Garden space is limited and the deadline to register is May 19. Get the registration form at

Advanced beekeeping class June 1 in Macon

There will be an advanced beekeeping workshop on June 1 in Macon, MO. The workshop is limited to 30 attendees. Find more information and get the registration form at

Search for Missouri Century Farms continues

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1916, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. To qualify, farms must meet the following guidelines. The same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income. For application forms and information, contact your local MU Extension office, or visit the program website at

Are you ready for 4-H Camp?
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Counselor Camp - June 9-11, 2016
4-H Camp - June 20-23, 2016

4-H Camp and Counselor Camp applications have been mailed to all 4-H families and are due May 1. Find camp registration forms at

We all know there can be a lot of anxiety leading up to that first 4-H Camp, or even a 4-H meeting. With this in mind, your State 4-H Council members made a video to help our 4-H members learn some of the songs that might be sung at camp and other 4-H meetings/events. We hope you enjoy!

Missouri Steer Feedout 2016

Entries are now being accepted for the Missouri Steer Feedout. Entry deadline is May 10 with delivery to the pick-up site set for June 7. The cattle will all be fed together in a southwest Iowa feedlot that cooperates with the Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity Cooperative. The feedout provides cow-calf producers a relatively low-risk opportunity to see how their calves grow out and what type of carcass grade they post.

Eligible steers are those born after July 1, 2015. They need to follow a strict vaccination schedule and be weaned by April 23. The complete health protocol and registration information can be found at

Missouri Training Institute offers programs in northeast Missouri

For nearly 30 years, the Missouri Training Institute (MTI) has provided training and consulting services to improve business performance and organizational effectiveness for public, private, and not-for-profit organizations. Call Michelle today at 660-665-9866 or to find out how MIT can work for you! 


MU Extension in Adair County

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 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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Show-Me-Select Bred Heifer Sale, November 18, 2016

The Show Me Select Replacement Heifer Program is focused entirely on Missouri's farmers and is dependent upon active participation from extension livestock specialists and local veterinarians, each of which are critical components of the agricultural sector of this state. This program is unique in that it is first and foremost an educational program targeted at improving production efficiency through increased use of existing technology, coupled with the marketing component. This year's North Central Missouri Show-Me-Select Bred Heifer sale will be held Friday, November 18, 6:30 p.m. at Kirksville Livestock, LLC. Keep current on what's going on with the sale on our Facebook page at For more information about the Show-Me-Select program, please contact Zac Erwin, livestock specialist at 660-665-9866 or

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 Ag Connection newsletter shares timely information on agricultural-related items. Read these articles at

Fencing and boundary laws

Find helpful resources on Missouri's fencing and boundary laws, visit Missouri fence laws.