4-H Clover Kids informational meeting

An informational meeting to learn about the 4-H Clover Kids program will be Thursday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. at the Adair County Extension Center. Clover Kids is an educational program for 5 to 7 year olds (age as of 1/1/17) to learn about life skills, build self-confidence and learn how to work as a team. Children explore foods/nutrition, healthy lifestyles, pets/pet care, communication, arts and crafts, science, horticulture, consumer science, bowling, character and theater arts.

Eitel family selected as 2016 Missouri State Fair Farm Family from Adair CountyEitel family selected as State Fair Farm Family from Adair County

Scott and Melissa Eitel and family of Novinger were among the families honored during the Missouri Farm Family Day, Aug. 15 at the Missouri State Fair, and most recently at the Adair County University of Missouri Extension Council annual family picnic. The Eitel family was selected as the Adair County Missouri Farm Family by the Adair County Extension Council and local Farm Bureau. The family includes Emily, Anna and Allison.

The event showcases the impact Missouri Farm Families have on the economy and heritage of our state. “These families are involved in agriculture activities in their communities, and are active participants in local outreach and extension,” said Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe. “As the showcase for Missouri agriculture, the Missouri State Fair is most certainly the appropriate place to celebrate these families.”

Pictured are Scott, Allison, Anna, and Melissa Eitel, front row. Back Row: Marshall Stewart, Vice Chancellor for Extension & Engagement, MU Extension; Sherry Jones, State Fair Commissioner; Mark Wolfe, State Fair Director; Lowell Mohler, State Fair Commissioner; Richard Fordyce, Director of Agriculture, Missouri Department of Agriculture; and Blake Hurst, President, Missouri Farm Bureau.

QuickBooks for Beginners

Hands-on workshop to learn the basics of QuickBooks. Thursday, September 29 at the Economic Development Alliance, Kirksville, MO. More info available at http://tinyurl.com/gteoyup.

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 klemmd@missouri.edu to find out how MIT can work for you! 


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 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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Show-Me-Select Bred Heifer Sale, November 18, 2016

The Show Me Select Replacement Heifer Program is focused entirely on Missouri's farmers and is dependent upon active participation from extension livestock specialists and local veterinarians, each of which are critical components of the agricultural sector of this state. This program is unique in that it is first and foremost an educational program targeted at improving production efficiency through increased use of existing technology, coupled with the marketing component. This year's North Central Missouri Show-Me-Select Bred Heifer sale will be held Friday, November 18, 6:30 p.m. at Kirksville Livestock, LLC. Keep current on what's going on with the sale on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/missourismsbredheifer/. For more information about the Show-Me-Select program, please contact Zac Erwin, livestock specialist at 660-665-9866 or erwinz@missouri.edu.

Missouri Livestock Symposium

December 2 & 3, 2016. Kirksville Middle School. Stay current on events at http://www.missourilivestock.com/

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 http://agebb.missouri.edu/agconnection/.

Fencing and boundary laws

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