Mushroom cultivation workshop
A mushroom growing workshop will be offered in northeast Missouri. The focus will be on growing oyster, winecap and shiitake. The workshop is Friday, October 2 at the Missouri Department of Conservation office in Kirksville from 9-3. The speaker is Gregory Ormsby Mori, education and outreach coordinator for the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry. Pre-registration is required by September 25. Get more information on the Kirksville class (PDF). The Macon class has been canceled.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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Learn about winterizing your landscape
Join us for our monthly Lunch and Learn series on Thursday, October 9, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m., Extension Center. Jennifer Schutter, horticulture specialist, will talk about winterizing your home landscape.
Missouri Steer Feedout
The Missouri Steer Feedout is an educational program for cattle producers. The purpose is to give cattlemen the opportunity to evaluate the genetics and management of their calves as they influence feedlot performance and carcass characteristics, see if your cattle hit the 70-70-0 target (70% low Choice or better; 70% Yield Grade 1 & 2; 0% Outs), gain experience feeding cattle and retaining ownership without the investment and risk of feeding an entire pen of cattle, improve the reputation of Missouri cattle while exploring market alternatives. Entry deadline October 10. Get the brochure (PDF) and entry form (PDF).
Missouri Livestock Symposium
December 4 & 5, 2015 at the William Matthew Middle School, Kirksville, MO. More information available 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.