Updated: 28Jan15

Monett Ag Conference

We're excited to collaborate once again with the Monett Chamber of Commerce for the 46th Annual MONETT AG CONFERENCE. The morning session will run from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a lunch break in the middle. The program will consist of featured dairy programming (click here for the program filer) and the following topics: 

The Importance of Hoof Health                                                
Kary Crumply, regional hoof trimmer

How Technology Can Enhance Dairy Farm Management 
Brady Core, select sires
Mark Witherspoon, mid-south dairy records
Reagan Bluel, University of Missouri Extension

Margin Protection Program's Impact on 2015 Dairy Outlook
Dr. Scott Brown, University of Missouri assistant research professor, agricultural and applied economics

What Farmers Need to Know About EPA’s Latest Clean Water Act Rule
Garrett Hawkins, Missouri Farm Bureau

The beef portion of the conference runs in the evening and features a chili dinner sponsored by the Cattlemen's Association. Topics included on the program are listed below: 

Future health challenges for beef producers and veterinarians
Craig Payne, DVM, University of Missouri Extension specialist 

The 2015 Beef Outlook
Dr. Scott Brown, University of Missouri assistant research professor of agriculture and applied economics 

Using leases of cattle and pastures to enter and/or expand beef cattle enterprises
Wesley Tucker, extension agriculture business specialist

Utilizing technology in farming and cattle related efforts
Panel of producers 

Other topics under development include Missouri Cattlemen’s Association Report and the Waters of the United States issue.

If your company would like to help sponsor a booth at this event, please contact Megan at the Monett Chamber of Commerce by calling 417-235-7919 or email megan@monett-mo.com.

Program flier

Call our office at 417-847-3161 to pre-register for the conference. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! 

Private applicator training

MU Extension offers numerous opportunities to train and obtain your private applicator certification. Locally, we will have two trainings in Cassville on March 9, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.. Additional training sessions in surrounding counties are also available. Click here for the regional training flier. 

Call the extension office to reserve your seat! 

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

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 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.