Women in Agriculture Workshop May 5

Learn about NRCS/SWCD programs; FSA program updates; land values, rental rates and leases; reading food labels; and landscaping for pollinators. The program is free and will be held Friday, May 5 at the Missouri Department of Conservation building in Kirksville. Sponsored by MU Extension and NRCS. Pre-register by April 28 by calling the Adair County Extension Center at 665-9866.

4-H Camp apps available

Counselor Camp: June 8-10. 4-H Camp: June 14-17. New for 2017! For your convenience, we are offering a payment plan - pay half by April 1 and the other half by May 1. Get counselor and camp applications on the 4-H Camp page at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/4hcamp.aspx.

Livestock Person of the Year award

Applications are now being accepted for 2017 Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year. The individual receiving this award must have made a significant contribution to the livestock industry in northeast Missouri and/or beyond. Eligible applicants can be producers of livestock, agribusiness personnel, agency personnel, or agriculture researchers. Other parties who have been long-time supporters of the northeast Missouri livestock industry will also be considered. The selected applicant will become a member of the Northeast Missouri Livestock Producers Hall of Fame and will be inducted at a ceremony at the Missouri Livestock Symposium to be held in Kirksville on December 1 & 2, 2017. Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 1, 2017. Applications may be found at http://www.missourilivestock.com/livestock-person.html, at the Adair County Extension Center or by calling 660-665-9866.

Grazing School, May 19 & 20

Mark your calendars now! Grazing School, May 19 and 20, Keller Building, Brashear, MO. Cost of the two-day regional grazing school is $110.00 for the first person and $75.00 for the second person per farm/firm. A $30.00 advance deposit is required by May 5, 2017 to reserve your spot. The balance is due the first day of class. Registration will be open to the first 50 individuals. More information and registration form at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Livestock/grazingschool.pdf.

Gardening program for 8-13 year olds begins in May

Garden ’N Grow is an educational opportunity developed by University of Missouri Extension that blends positive youth development and academic learning with horticulture training and community service. The program encourages the discovery of science and nature through gardening. Gardeners plant and care for their garden plots of vegetables. They are guided by adult educators and Master Gardeners. Theme gardens such as salsa, weird, sunshine, and holiday are used to teach youth new concepts and skills. Gardening activities promote a sense of ownership, pride and responsibility.

The Kirksville Garden ’N Grow program meets every Monday and Thursday, May 23 to August 10 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the Adair County Extension Center, 503 East Northtown Road, Kirksville. The first class will meet at 3:30 on May 23 to plant the gardens. Find more information and registration forms at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/gng.aspx.

Master Gardeners Plant Sale

Saturday, May 27 at the Farmers' Market in Kirksville, MO.

Missouri Century Farm applications available

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1917, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. For application forms and more information, contact your local MU Extension center, or visit the program website at extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm.

Missouri Training Institute

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 klemmd@missouri.edu to find out how MIT can work for you!

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 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 forming now.

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 http://agebb.missouri.edu/agconnection/.

Fencing and boundary laws

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