Pollinator program July 29 in Glenwood

University of Missouri Extension will host a pollinator program Monday, July 29 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Schuyler County Community Center, 308 Main St., Glenwood, MO. The program will be taught by Master Gardener Dr. Dan Getman of Kirksville and Extension Horticulture Specialist Jennifer Schutter. Raising solitary and mason bees, pollinators, and native plants will be addressed. There is a $5 fee to attend. Please register for this workshop by calling the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866.

A Matter of Balance offered in Lancaster and Memphis

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. The program will be offered on Wednesday's in Lancaster, MO at the courthouse at 9:30 am and Memphis at the Health Department at 1 pm, from August 7 to September 25. The program is free. Classes are held once per week and each session is 2 hours. For more information call Margo at 660-665-9866 or myersmk@missouri.edu. Program is co-sponsored by A. T. Still University.

Management Intensive Grazing School

August 22-23, Greenley Research Center, Novelty, MO. Management Intensive Grazing Schools are designed to teach producers, educators and agency staff the basics of management intensive grazing with a hands-on approach. This two-day workshop provides opportunities for in-depth discussions, field exercises, and  includes reference materials that cover both livestock and agronomic topics related to grazing. All are welcome! Take time to attend. You'll be glad you did! More info at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Livestock/GrazingSchool.pdf.

Native Prairie Sunset Tour and Program, August 29

Will be held at the John Williams farm near Brashear, MO from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. John Murphy will discuss prairie plants as we take a walk through a native prairie at sunset. Take highway 6 east for five miles, turn right on route F. Take F south for one mile. There is a mailbox on the left with deer and turkey and the name Williams. Take the gravel road to the left one quarter mile. Call the Adair County Extension Center to register for this tour. No cost to attend.

Master Gardener classes to start Sept. 5

Classes will meet on Thursday mornings from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm for 13 weeks beginning Thursday, September 5 at the Adair County Extension Center. Classes will cover a variety of horticulture topics including diseases, insects, soils & fertilizer, vegetables, fruit, trees & shrubs, pruning, lawn care, flowers and landscaping. Some classes will have garden tours. To be a Master Gardener, you must attend 30 hours of classroom training AND provide 30 hours of volunteer service your first year after training. For more info and registration form, http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Hort/MGtraining.pdf.

Livestock Symposium cover photo contest

Send us your best snapshots of Missouri farm life and enter this year's Missouri Livestock Symposium photo contest. Entries accepted through October 31, 2019. http://www.missourilivestock.com/

Missouri Livestock Symposium celebrates 20 years

The premier educational event for livestock producers will be held Friday and Saturday, December 6 & 7, 2019. Dr. Temple Grandin will be the Friday evening keynote speaker, along with award presentations for the Livestock Person of the Year, Agriculture Educators Lifetime Achievement Award and the photo contest. Stay up-to-date on the Symposium on our webpage and Facebook.

 

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. http://agebb.missouri.edu/agconnection/.

Fencing and boundary laws

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