Learn the ins and outs of farm leases

Program to be held Tuesday, September 9 from 6-9 p.m. at the Adair County Extension Center. Registration deadline is September 6. Topics include current cash rent, items to agree on in a lease, livestock and crop share arrangements, terminating farm leases and recreational hunting leases. More information available at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Ag/FarmLeases.pdf.

State Fair Farm Family attends Missouri State FairSimler family selected Adair County State Fair Farm Family

Mark and Sandra Simler and family of Kirksville, MO were among the 110 families honored during the Missouri State Fair’s Farm Family Day on August 11, 2014. The Simler’s were selected as the Adair County Missouri State Fair Farm Family by the Adair County Extension Council and local Farm Bureau. Each year the fair sets aside a day to recognize farm families from across the state who are active in their community, involved in agriculture, and participate in local outreach and extension programs such as 4-H and FFA.

Shown in the picture (front row from left to right) Mark Simler, Nathan Simler, Haleigh Simler and Sandra Simler. Back row: Dr. Jack Magruder, Chair, Missouri State Fair Commission; Dr. Marc Linit, Senior Associate Dean, Research and Extension, University of Missouri; Barbara Hayden, Missouri State Fair Commission; Richard Fordyce, Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture; Blake Hurst, President, Missouri Farm Bureau; Ted Sheppard, Missouri State Fair Commission.

The annual event was sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, the Missouri Farm Bureau, the Missouri State Fair, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and University of Missouri Extension.

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. Contact Michelle Klem at the email or phone number above.

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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. The current issue shares information on wet hay, spotted wing drosophila and brown marmorated stink bugs, USDA releasing census data, front-end loader safety when transporting hay, and dates for area field days and workshops. Read the entire newsletter Read more

Fencing and boundary laws

Find helpful resources on Missouri's fencing and boundary laws at http://extension.missouri.edu/putnam/fencelaw.aspx