Is your farm a Missouri Century Farm?

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1914, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. Applications are due May 1, 2014. For application forms and information, contact your local MU Extension center or visit the program website at http://extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm.

4-H Camp applications available

4-H Counselor Camp - June 10-12, 2014; 4-H Camp - June 19-22, 2014. Registration forms were mailed to 4-H families in March and are available on the 4-H Camp page. Registration forms are due May 1.

Livestock Person of the Year applications due May 1

Applications for the Missouri Livestock Symposium's prestigious Livestock Person of the Year award are accepted every year until May 1. Find out more information and get an application at http://www.missourilivestock.com/Livestock_Person.html.

Lady Landowner Workshop May 22

Women involved in agriculture are invited to participate in our annual Lady Landwoner Workshop on Thursday, May 22. Register by May 9. Get the flyer.

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

4-H Achievement Day is for everybody!

4-H Achievement Day has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon. Find out more about the events offered (demonstrations, creative table setting, personal development, judging, and public speaking) on the 4-H Achievement Day page.

Summer youth gardening program begins in June

Garden n' Grow is a fun summer educational opportunity for youth (ages 8-13) that blends positive youth development and academic learning with horticulture training and community service. Youth plant and care for their own garden plots, located at the Extension Center, guided by adult educators and Master Gardeners. Visit the Garden n' Grow page to learn more about this popular summer program for youth.

Shhhh! We're hatching in here!Two children holding and observing a newly-hatched baby chick

Nothing says spring like the cheep of a baby chicken. Incubators and eggs have been appearing in elementary classrooms in northeast Missouri this past month, according to Michelle Klem, 4-H youth development specialist. Children have a natural sense of curiosity about living things in the world around them. Building on this curiosity, the popular 4-H School Enrichment Program Hatching Chicks in the Classroom, students can develop an understanding of biology through direct experience with living things, their life cycles and their habitats. Find more information and fun experiments for parents and educators on our website at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/schoolenrichment.aspx.

NEMO Ag Connection newsletter has informative topics

Stay up-to-date with the latest issue of the Ag Connection newsletter. The April issue shares information on the soybean cyst nematode, soil testing, bull selection, the Affordable Care Act and some more information on the new farm bill. 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 660-665-9866660-665-9866 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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