Andrew County Centennial Celebration
On Oct.18, the Andrew County Extension Council, faculty and staff held a program and dinner to celebrate the 100th year of the Smith-Lever Act. There were many guest speakers and displays telling how Extension has evolved in Andrew County over the past years. Learn more about the history of Andrew County Extension (PDF).
Farewell reception for Rebecca Travnichek
A reception (PDF) for Rebecca Travnichek will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 24 at the Andrew County Extension Center in Savannah, Mo. (second floor of the Andrew County Courthouse). Punch and cupcakes will be provided. We hope you can help us celebrate the 18 plus years of service Becky has provided for our region.
MINK Strategic Planning Conference
The Strategic Planning for the MINK Corridor (PDF) will be Nov. 17-18, 2014. Registration is required for the conference. The registration fee is $55 per person by Monday, Nov. 3. Late registration is $65 through Nov. 10. For more information, call Bev Maltsberger at 816-279-1691.
Extension offers Farm Bill educational meetings
The 2014 Farm Bill contains several provisions that enable farmers and landowners to make decisions regarding their involvement in federal farm programs. Landowners will have the opportunity to reallocate base acres on individual farms as well as update yield information that is used to determine some farm program payments. Additionally, farmers will have the opportunity to elect to participate in the new commodity programs — Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC). To provide information on the new farm bill that will assist landowners and farmers in making program decisions, University of Missouri Extension and USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) will host free educational meetings across the state. Find a list of meetings in Northwest Missouri (PDF) here. You can also view a map of meeting locations.
One meeting is currently scheduled for Andrew County; it will be held Friday, Dec. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Savannah.
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The staff of the Andrew County Extension Center is available to assist you with research-based information on a variety of topics. If you can't find what you are looking for on our website, please give us a call at 816-324-3147 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't guess — Soil test and save time and money
Soil testing is the best guide to the efficient use of fertilizer and soil amendments. Whether you grow acres of row crops or have a vegetable garden in the backyard, a soil test will provide you with an analysis of nutrients and a set of recommendations for improvements. Soil testing can be done through the extension office. The cost for a regular test is $15 per sample box. Additional fees are required for additional tests. Each sample box requires 2 cups of dry soil. Results will be mailed to you in about 10 to 14 business days. See additional MU publications for information on soil testing.
Private pesticide applicator training
If you need to be certified or recertified, call the extension office to schedule a time to view the video. Individuals are required to have a Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual. Bring your copy for verification or purchase one for $12 at the extension office.
Popular MU Guides/Extension Publications:
MU Ext. Publication G302, 2012 Custom Rates/Farm Services in Missouri
MU Ext. Publication G427, 2011 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri
MU Ext. Publication G810, Fencing Laws of Missouri
MU Ext. Publication G6201, Vegetable Planting Calendar MU Ext. Publication G403, Farmland Values for Missouri Counties
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Whether it’s resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to explore our website or contact the Andrew County Extension Office in Savannah to learn how we can help you.
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