Private Applicator Training

Do you use or supervise the use of restricted use pesticides for the purpose of producing agricultural commodities on land you own or rent? If so don't miss the Private Pesticide Applicator Training at the Adair County Extension Center in Kirksville on Thursday, February 16 in Kirksville, MO. Sessions will be held at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. This program is for first-time certification and re-certification of your license. There is no charge for the class, but attendees must purchase a Private Pesticide applicator training manual for $12. Can't make the Kirksville class, see other times and locations.

Local foods workshop focuses on key business issues

Area farmers’ market vendors and other local food producers are invited to a workshop Friday, February 24 at the Adair County Extension Center in Kirksville. “Selling food directly to consumers provides growers income, a chance to tell their farm’s story, and to build a close client network. It also brings unique challenges with regulation and marketing,” says Darla Campbell, agricultural business specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $12 per person, which includes lunch. The deadline to register is February 20. Payment is due at this time. Register by calling the Adair County Extension Office at 660-665-9866 or email Darla Campbell at More information at

Annie's Project - Farm Management for Women

Annie’s Project is an educational program created specifically for farm women. Topics include: Risk management, estate planning, leases, record keeping software, ownership of property, insurance, financial statements, spreadsheets, writing a business plan, communication issues, personality traits, and marketing.This is a 6-week program that begins Thursday, March 2 in Kirksville. Registration deadline is February 27. More information and registration form at

Learn how to go to 4-H Camp for FREE!

4-H members have the opportunity to show off their talents and a chance to win a free tip to camp by submitting an entry into the 4-H Camp t-shirt design contest. 4-H Counselor Camp is June 8-10 and 4-H Camp is June 14-17. Find the guidelines at

Updates on Missouri fencing laws program

Missouri landowners and renters can learn about the state’s complex fencing and boundary laws at sessions offered by University of Missouri Extension. A new state law offers protection to responsible livestock owners. Under the law, which went into effect October 2016, livestock owners would not be liable for damage caused by livestock unless found negligent in fencing practices, according to MU Extension agricultural business specialist Joe Koenen. The meeting is Tuesday evening, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Macon County Extension Office in Macon, MO. There is a $15 charge for the class. Pre-registration is recommended. Email Darla Campbell at or call 660-457-3469.

SkyWARN Tornado Spotter Training Program

The Adair County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and Kirksville Fire Department will sponsor a SkyWARN Tornado Spotter Program Thursday, March 16 at Rehoboth Baptist Church in Kirksville. Program presented by Jared Leighton, warning coordinator meterologist of the National Weather Service, Kansas City. Public is welcome and encouraged to attend. More information available at

Regional Hay School

There is a lot at stake when making hay and many things to consider to make it worth your while and be profitable. This program gives you the fundamental knowledge to achieve those goals. Saturday, March 18, 8:30 am to 4 p.m., Adair County Extension Center. Cost is $40 per person and registration is due March 10. Get the flyer here...

Prescribed Burn Workshop

Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m., Missouri Department of Conservation regional office, Kirksville. RSVP by March 20 to John Murphy at 660-651-0644. Workshop covers planning a burn, safety, conducting the burn and getting the results you want.

Grow Native! Workshop and Plant Sale

Join us at the Missouri Department of Conservation Northeast Regional Office in Kirksville, Missouri on April 1, 2017 for our Grow Native! workshop and plant sale! Cost: $30 for Grow Native! and Missouri Prairie Foundation members, $40 for non-members. Includes a light breakfast and lunch. Register online or download the registration form in PDF format to pay by check. CEUs available for Landscape Architects.

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

Grazing School

Mark your calendars now! Grazing School, May 19 and 20, Keller Building, Brashear, MO. More information available soon.

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 are forming now.




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 to find out how MIT can work for you!

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.