Five Barton County Farms recognized as 2017 Century Farms

The Lloyd & Sue Banwart, James & Barbara McDaniel, Jason & Angie Morgan, Roger & Ionia Phillips and Petticoat Lane Farms were recognized as the newest Barton County Century Farms at the Lamar Fair.  The Century Farm Program is sponsored by Missouri Farm Bureau and University of Missouri Extension.

Banwart Century Famr 
         Lloyd & Sue Banwart Century Farm

McDaniel Century Farm  
      James & Barbara McDaniel Century Farm  

Morgan Century Farm
          Jason & Angie Morgan Century Farm

Phillips Century Farm
                 Roger & Ionia Century Farm           

Petticoat Lane Century Farm
                Petticoat Lane Century Farm

To qualify, farms must meet the following guidelines.  The same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years.  The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption.  The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

Current Weekly Crop Scouting Report

September 20 - Hessian Fly-Free date

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Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, reports for the Sept. 20 crop scouting update.

Wheat Report
“The Hessian Fly-Free Date is October 10th for Jasper county north to Vernon county, then stretching east across the state. Hessian Fly avoidance is not the only reason to wait to plant wheat. Planting too early can cause plants to grow too lush, making them susceptible to freeze damage and a desirable place for aphids to overwinter,” said Scheidt.

Read entire report.

More Information
The weekly field scouting report is sponsored by University of Missouri Extension and Barton County Extension.  To receive the 2016 weekly scouting reports, print the 2016 Crop Scouting Enrollment Form, complete and return with payment to Barton County Extension, 801 E 12th, Lamar, MO 64759 or contact the MU Extension Center in Barton County, 417-682-3579.

The cost of the program is only $35 per phone number, $95 for three numbers and $30 per phone number for those with four or more.

Crop Scouting Enrollment Form (PDF)

Previous 2017 weekly crop reports


Free "Seasonal and Simple" app available

This app allows you to view a vast selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, produce information, recipes and an easy-to-read colorful chart that shows when produce is in season. A comprehensive list of Missouri Farmers Markets will lead you to locally grown produce anywhere in the state.

To download, simply go to the App Store or Android Market and search "seasonal and simple".

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Visit University of Missouri Extension Nutrition and Health Facebook page for updated nutrition information, healthy snack ideas and fitness suggestions.  

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Popular extension publications

MU Extension publication G427, 2015 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri
MU Extension publication G302, 2012 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri
MU Extension publication G6201, Vegetable Planting Calendar