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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Beef cattle AI clinic offered in November

Greenley Research Center will be the location for a beef cattle artificial insemination (AI) clinic on November 4, 5 and 6. The program runs from 5 to 10 p.m. each evening. Classroom instruction includes estrous cycles, semen handling, insemination of the cow and reproductive diseases. Hands-on sessions will cover identification of the reproductive tract, palpation, heat detection and insemination techniques. Get more information and a registration form at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Livestock/AIclinicflyer.pdf.

Farm lease program November 6

When should my tenant pay rent? When can a lease be terminated? How much rent should I charge? These are some of the questions that will be answered at a farm lease program, Thursday, November 6 at the Adair County Extension Center. The program begins at 6 p.m. Registration is required by November 3. More information and a registration form located at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Ag/FarmLease.pdf

Farm Bill seminar

Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) will be discussed. Meeting is November 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Macon County Expo Center. Free lunch. More information available at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Ag/Farmbill.pdf.

 

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.

Prepare now for fall lawn renovation

If your lawn has been a victim of summer stress such as grubs, disease, weed infestations, heat or an overall lack of vigor, you need to take action now. Home lawns in most years usually struggle through the perils of summer, but this summer was cool and wet in northeast Missouri. Some lawns planted this spring suffered when temperatures went from the 70s to the low 90s after a six inch rainfall a few weeks ago. This caused severe stress and death of young grass seedlings. Find out more at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/lawnrenovation.aspx.

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