Search for 2019 Missouri Century Farms

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1919, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.

To qualify, the same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

Applications must be postmarked by May 15. Details and a downloadable application form are available at

Preventing and Responding to Disease Outbreak Workshops

This workshop will be held at five locations on five different dates. Kirksville workshop will be March 15 from 10 am to 3:15 pm at the Missouri Department of Conservation, 3500 S. Baltimore. Speakers include personnel from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri Department of Agriculture, USDA, APHIS and faculty from the University of Missouri. Preregistration is required to ensure enough training materials. Program is free, lunch provided. Find more information and registration form at

Blackberry workshop, April 5 in Milan

Blackberries offer huge potential for Missouri farmers. Learn more on Friday, April 5 from 12-4 pm at a blackberry workshop in Milan, MO. More info at

Fruit Tree Grafting workshop, April 5 in Kirksville

Learn fruit tree grafting methods,graft two apple rootstocks to scion wood and take home the trees you graft. Cost is $15 to cover materials. Call 660-665-9866 or email to register. Get the flyer at

4-H Day with the Cardinals

Missouri and Illinois 4-H members, parents, volunteers and alumni will gather at Busch Stadium on Saturday, May 11, 2019 for the 18th annual 4-H Day with the Cardinals. The Cardinals will be playing the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 1:15 p.m. game. Tickets for the game will be $25.00 each and includes a specially designed t-shirt featuring the 4-H Clover on the back and the Cardinals emblem on the front. Tickets for the event must be ordered on the 4-H Day with the Cardinals order form. Ticket orders must be postmarked by April 1, 2019. Tickets often sell out before the order deadline so families are encouraged to order early. Get the ticket order form

It's a great time to join 4-H
New year started October 1

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 the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866 to learn how to join 4-H


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

Fencing and boundary laws

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