Garden n' Grow

Every summer University of Missouri Extension offers Garden n’ Grow, a youth gardening program for children ages 8 to 13. This is a great opportunity for local youth to grow their own vegetables and learn about horticulture. The program also encourages the discovery of science and nature through gardening. The Kirksville Garden n' Grow program will meet every Monday and Thursday, June 1 to August 10, 2015 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Adair County Extension Center. Find out more information and get a registration form on our Garden n' Grow page at gng.aspx.

Show-Me-Select Bred Heifer Sale

May 30, 2015, 6:30 p.m. at the F & T Livestock Market in Palmyra, MO. Mostly Angus and Angus cross heifers with a few black white face, Simmental and SimAngus cross heifers. Get more information at

Management Intensive Grazing School to be held June 5 & 6

A two-day grazing school will be held June 5 & 6 at the Schuyler County Nutrition Site in Lancaster. Space is limited and registration is due May 29. Get more information at

Choose a pressure canner to safely preserve

With each year’s growing season, there seems to be another round of “new and improved” kitchen gadgets to make preserving the harvest easier and better. Some can be a great help; others, like the electric multi-cooker appliances, may not result in the safe canned product one might be expecting. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCHFP) released comments this spring warning against the use of electric multi-cookers for canning. They warn, “We do not support the use of the USDA canning processes in the electric, multi-cooker appliances now containing ‘canning’ or ‘steam canning’ buttons on their front panels.” The NCHFP, which has conducted testing and made the canning recommendations the USDA endorses, explains their cautious reception of these appliances. For more information and resources, see the full version of this article at



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 May issue of the Ag Connection newsletter shares information on the Northeast Missouri Bull Sale at Palmyra, field sprayer calibration, gardening in May, black cutworms.Read these articles at

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 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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Fencing and boundary laws

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