An educational event where you can learn about and enjoy topics such as: Growing mushrooms, raising tomatoes, small animals, pruning, lawn/garden care, and elderberry production. There will be food, vendors, demos, raffles, auctions, and more!

         When:    Saturday, February 24th

                        9:00 am to 3:00 pm

 

        Where:     Battle High School

                        7575 E St Charles Rd

                        Columbia MO 65202

 

          Cost:      $7 Pre-Registered or

                        $10 at the door

 

Registration:    Register online here

 

      Contact:     MU Extension Boone County Office
 
                       573-445-9792 or BooneCo@missouri.edu

 

Schedule

There will be four topic areas with five concurrent sessions running throughout the day.

8:30 - 9:00 Registration 12:00 - 1:15 Lunch
9:00 - 9:45 Session 1 1:15 - 2:00 Session 4
9:45 - 10:00 Break 2:00 - 2:15 Break
10:00 - 10:45 Session 2 2:15 - 3:00 Session 5
10:45 - 11:00 Break 3:00 Adjourn
11:00 - 11:45 Session 3    

 

Topics with Times During the Day - as a Table

Room 1

  • 9:00 a.m. - Managing Nuisance Wildlife - Bob Piercer 
  • 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. (DOUBLE SESSION) - Conservation Resources for Small Farms - Ethan Miller, Boone County SWCD; Kim Reitz - ISDA-NRCS; and Ryan Lueckenhoff, Mo. Dept. of Conservation
  • 1:15 p.m. - Marketing Your Produce - Charles Holland, Business Development Specialist, Monroe County; and Tish Johnson, Community Development Specialist, Boone County
  • 2:15 p.m. - Urban Agriculture - The Future and the New Agricultural Park - Carrie Hargrove, Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture

Room 2

  • 9:00 a.m. - Small Equipment Selection for a Small Acreage - Charlie Ellis
  • 10:00 a.m. - Soil Testing and Understanding Your Soil Test - Todd Lorenz, University of Missouri Extension Agronomy Specialist – Cooper County
  • 11:00 a.m. - Pruning - Todd Lorenz, University of Missouri Extension Agronomy Specialist – Cooper County
  • 1:15 p.m. - Lawn Care - Todd Lorenz, University of Missouri Extension Agronomy Specialist – Cooper County
  • 2:15 p.m. - Gardening Over the Age of 50 - Todd Lorenz, University of Missouri Extension Agronomy Specialist – Cooper County

Room 3

  • 9:00 a.m. - Missouri Managed Woods Program - Hank Stelzer, MU Extension State Forester
  • 10:00 a.m. - A to Z of Chestnut Production - Michael Gold, Interim Director - University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry
  • 11:00 a.m. - Goats / Sheep - Charlotte Clifford-Rathert, Veterinary Medical Officer, USDA APHIS Veterinary Services
  • 1:15 p.m. - Poultry Health Issues and Rules - Bill Pittenger, Missouri Department of Agriculture
  • 2:15 p.m. - Pet Care - Dr. Greg Chapman, Noah's Ark Animal Hospital

Room 4

  • 9:00 a.m. - Small Fruit Establishment and Production - Patrick Byers, University of Missouri Horticulture Specialist, Webster County
  • 10:00 a.m. - Elderberry Production - Patrick Byers, University of Missouri Horticulture Specialist, Webster County
  • 11:00 a.m. - Organic Vegetable Production for Personal Consumption - Carrie Hargrove, Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture
  • 1:15 p.m. - Raising Tomatoes - Dr. David Trinklein, Associate Professor, University of Missouri Division of Plant Sciences
  • 2:15 p.m. - Basics of Growing Mushrooms on Logs - Gregory Ormsby Mori , University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry

Rooms 5 & 6

  • 10:00 a.m. - SMQA Training (4-H/FFA Youth)

Room 7

  • Speaker Break Room

Room 8

  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Vendor Spotlights

 

Vendor/Sponsor Information

Get in on the ground floor by becoming a sponsor and/or vendor at the second annual Mid-MO Expo, Small Farm to Backyard Garden event presented by the Boone County Extension Council. 

The Mid-Missouri Expo will be held February 24th at the Muriel Battle High School in Columbia, MO. Participants in the Expo will be able to choose from different educational seminars. Topics will range from sheep and goat production, to vegetable gardening, to beekeeping, and a variety of other topics. Proceeds from this event will help support the Boone County Extension Office. 

If you are willing and able, get in your paperwork now and help sponsor the event. Click here for sponsorship details.