Cassville Hay School - Dec. 9 & 11

Call the office to sign up for the Barry Co. Hay School scheduled for Tuesday Dec. 9th and Thursday Dec. 11th. Classes are held at the Cassville High School Ag Department. A light dinner will begin at 5:30 followed by 3 extension presentations both nights. 

Topics covered include: 

  • Forages for SWMO Hay; Quality Issues and Hay testing - Tim Schnakenberg
  • Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Cattle - Reagan Bluel 
  • Hay Fertility Management - Jill Scheidt
  • Hay and Baleage Harvest Systems - Tim Schnakenberg
  • Hay Storage and Feeding Management - Bob Schultheis
  • Economics of Hay Production - Gordon Carriker 

Farm Bill Margin Protection Program
12/2 DEADLINE EXTENDED - Submit your level of coverage to the local
FSA office by 19Dec14!

Soil testing

A popular time to amend soil is in early Fall. Whether you are planting a garden, an orchard or thinking of hay and pasture a soil test can help you know what you will need to amend your soil for the best results possible. Call our office for more information. Cost is $15 per sample.

MU Extension publication G9215, Soil Sampling Pastures
MU Extension publication G6954, Soil Testing for Lawns
MU Extension publication G9102, Liming Missouri Soils
MU Extension publication G9112, Interpreting Missouri Soil Test Reports

Information for the workshop and for online registration (PDF)

Journal Your Garden

photo: Garden Journal and garden tools

The most challenging aspect of successful gardening just might be the difficulty recalling what worked and what didn't from year to year. Many gardeners believe the keys to successful gardening are getting your plans on paper first and keeping records. MU Extension's new publication, MP928, From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar, gives you an easy way to record your garden plans, observations and ideas.

This publication also includes year-round resources to guide gardeners at all experience levels. Written by MU Extension horticulture specialists who teach Master Gardeners, this publication brings you reliable and relevant information.

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