Spring Forward into Gardening, Saturday, April 18

The annual Spring Forward into Gardening Workshop will be held Saturday, April 18 at the William Matthew Middle School. The program begins at 9 a.m. Registration deadline is April 13. A cooking demonstration will start the day, followed by sessions on container gardening, bird and butterfly migrations, do-it-yourself garden projects, raised bed and straw bale gardening, landscaping, food labeling and native, invasive and pollinator plants. There will also be vendor displays. Get more information at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Hort/springforward.pdf.

How does 4-H develop life skills in youth?

Check out our monthly 4-H newsletter and see what life skills our enthusiastic youth are learning at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/newsletter.aspx.

Ag Connection newsletter shares timely information

The March issue of the Ag Connection newsletter shares information on preparing your garden for spring, notes form Macon calving clinic this past January, leasing farm equipment and the Missouri Century Farm program. Read these articles at http://agebb.missouri.edu/agconnection/.






Missouri Century Farm program

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1915, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. To qualify, farms must meet certain guidelines. Get those guidelines and more information at http://extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm/home.aspx.

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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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)

Fencing and boundary laws

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