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.

4-H OPEN HOUSE, Saturday, October 4, YMCA, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Find out more about 4-H, what clubs are avaliable and what projects we offer at the Open House. Open to Clover Kids, current members and prospective members/families. Fun and games! Free!

NATIONAL 4-H WEEK, OCTOBER 5-11, NEW!! NEW!! Clubs and individuals are encouraged to take a picture of themselves with the #iam4H sign and post it to the Adair County 4-H Facebook page!

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Prepare now for fall lawn renovation

If your lawn has been a victim of summer stress such as grubs, disease, weed infestations, heat or an overall lack of vigor, you need to take action now. Home lawns in most years usually struggle through the perils of summer, but this summer was cool and wet in northeast Missouri. Some lawns planted this spring suffered when temperatures went from the 70s to the low 90s after a six inch rainfall a few weeks ago. This caused severe stress and death of young grass seedlings. Find out more at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/lawnrenovation.aspx.

Missouri Livestock Symposium

December 5 & 6, 2014, William Matthew Middle School, Kirksville, MO. For more information please visit http://www.missourilivestock.com/.

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