Local highlights

ZOOM! Accelerate Your Business

Learn how to take your business to the next level utilizing free local resources and tapping into new markets!  This is a 2-part event that takes place on Tuesday, October 7th and Wednesday, October 15th, from 11:30 am to 1 pm each day.  Lunch is included as well as a customized market report for your business! The event is valued at over $350.  Your price: Only $100!  For additional information, visit:http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9vjsvyc88c8afda&llr=lbxmyrdab

MINK Strategic Planning Workshop

MINK Missouri River Corridor, Inc. is hosting a 2-day strategic planning workshop to identify strengths, needs and opportunitis for counties and communities along the Missouri River Corridor.  The workshop will be held at the Kimmel Education and Research Center in Nebraska City on November 17 and 18.  The workshop will be facilitated by Cooperative Extension Specialists from the four-state region.  For additional information, view the flier or contact the Extension Office.  

Test Your Soil for Better Lawns and Gardens

Avoid excessive fertilizer use, and guard against nutrient loss. A soil test shows exactly how much lime and fertilizer a lawn or garden needs. Science-based, reliable analysis and unbiased recommendations let you escape hit-or-miss gardening and lawn care. Contact the Buchanan County Extension office today to find out how to collect a sample to bring in for analysis. The analysis is done at the University of Missouri Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory in Columbia at a cost of $13.

If you would like information on growing grass in shady areas, call or stop in at the Buchanan County Extension Office and ask for guide sheet G6725, "Grasses in Shade: Establishing and Maintaining Lawns in Low Light." You can also find the Horticulture Tip for Septemberat:  http://extension.missouri.edu/nwhort/Hort-Tips-September2014.aspx

Missouri Cash Rental Rates for 2013

The Missouri Cash Rental Rates for 2013 are available now at http://agebb.missouri.edu/mgt/cashrent/index.htm or view the PDF guide.

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