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

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

Annie's Project - farm management for women

Annie’s Project is an educational program created specifically for farm women. The program covers 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. Annie’s Project will begin November 11 at the LaPlata High School vocational agriculture room. The deadline to enroll is November 7. The course includes six evening classes on November 11, 18, 25 and December 2, 9 and 16. More information and a registration form is available at




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

Fall bulb planting

Now is the time to be shopping for and planting spring bulbs, such as crocus, tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils. Spring flowering bulbs need time to develop a root system before winter sets in. You should wait until the soil temperature falls below 60 degrees F before planting the bulbs. That means waiting to plant until late September or October. Find out more 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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Missouri Livestock Symposium

December 5 & 6, 2014, William Matthew Middle School, Kirksville, MO. For more information please visit

Artificial Insemination (AI) breeding barns available

There are AI breeding barns available for rent at three locations in northeast Missouri. Find out where at

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

Fencing and boundary laws

Find helpful resources on Missouri's fencing and boundary laws at