Time to prepare for canning season
We can test your dial type canner guages for you. You spend to much time, effort and money to can your produce to let it go bad because the canner pressure was wrong.
With the arrival of spring, many folks are thing of planting time. 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.
It is the time of year to make applications to the Century Farm Program. If your family has had at least 40 acres of farm land for a minium of 100 years, you can qualify as a century farm. You can apply on line or come to the Barry County Extension Office for assitance.
Download 2013 Missouri Century Farm Application http://extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm
Current listing of Missouri Century Farms (PDF)
The Missouri Century Farm program's history dates back to 1976 as a result of the Missouri Committee for Agriculture that was co-chaired by James B. Boillot, Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture, and Elmer R. Kiehl, Dean of the College of Agriculture, University of Missouri. The committee's purpose was to organize the American Revolution Bicentennial celebration in Missouri. One activity that was initiated by the committee was the "Centennial Farm" project, which awarded certificates to persons owning farms that had been in the same family for 100 years or more. Interest in the program continued after 1976. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and University of Missouri Extension planned a 10-year update in 1986 called the "Century Farm" program. This program has been sustained as a yearly event with over 100 farms recognized each year. In 2008, the Missouri Farm Bureau became a program co-sponsor.