Carbon Monoxide and Radon in the Home

Did you know that some of the most serious health and safety problems may start at home? There are resources to help keep your home free of dangerous levels of carbon monoxide and other harmful gases. Join us at the Adair County Extension Center for our monthly lunch and learn series on Thursday, September 10 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. and learn where to find carbon monoxide and radon in your home, how to install and use carbon monoxide alarms, and how to routinely inspect your home for problems. The program is free and lunch will be available for a small fee if you pre-register by Monday, September 7. Call 665-9866 for more information.

Pesticide collection for Missouri farmers and households

September 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Charles Krueger – Public Works Complex, 2001 North Osteopathy in Kirksville. Items accepted are pesticides, fungicides, rodenticides, insecticides, herbicides, dewormers, fertilizers containing herbicide or pesticides, and fly tags. For more information, see the flyer at

Mushroom cultivation workshop

Two mushroom growing workshops will be offered in northeast Missouri. The focus will be on growing oyster, winecap and shiitake. The workshop on Friday, October 2 will be at the Missouri Department of Conservation office in Kirksville from 9-3. The workshop on Saturday, October 3 will be at the Macon Expo Center in Macon 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) and Macon class (PDF).

Missouri Livestock Symposium

December 4 & 5, 2015 at the William Matthew Middle School, Kirksville, MO. More information available at

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

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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Fencing and boundary laws

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