Local highlights

Advanced Beekeeping Workshop

Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the USDA/NRCS office north of Dexter Missouri.  See the link above for more details and registration information.

Upcoming Events

Missouri Cotton Production and Outlook Conference – February 9, 2016. Fisher Delta Research Center, Portageville, Missouri. 8:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided.  Register by calling the Dunklin County Extension Center at 573-888-4722.

MO Rice Production Conference - Wednesday, February 17, 2016.  Malden Community Center, Business HWY 25 in Malden, Missouri from 8:00 a.m. to noon.  Lunch is provided.

Fruit Pruning Workshops – Friday, February 19, 2016.  Ed Taylor Farm, Route 1 Box 1409B in Thayer, Missouri from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Pre-register by calling the Oregon County Extension Center at 417-778-7490.

Annie’s Project II – March 3, 10, 17, & 24 Van Buren, Missouri from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. If you are a farm woman with a passion for business involvement, you need to attend the four-week course designed just for you! This workshop will cover introduction to market terminology, basic hedging problems, futures contracts, cash contracts, options, livestock marketing, developing a marketing plan, and crop insurance. Contact Kevin Anderson at 573-323-4418.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Human Development Specialist Phyllis Flanigan hosts a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (relatives raising children other than their own) monthly support group luncheon on the second Wednesday of the month starting at noon at the First Presbyterian Church, 301 N. Main Street, Poplar Bluff.  Grandparents Raising Grandchildren flyer (PDF)

Pesticide Applicator Training

A grower can obtain a Private Applicator License by scheduling training through the Butler County Extension Center 573-686-8064.  Training requires three hours in the morning or in the afternoon.

Missouri USDA Secretarial Disaster Declaration

2015 Crop Year
Primary Counties
(Updated 10/7/2015)
The USDA Secretary of Agriculture has updated the list of Missouri counties, 98 primary and 17 contiguous, eligible for low interest emergency loans issued for the 2015 crop year.  For all disaster designation and declaration assistance, contact the Missouri State Farm Service Agency (FSA) Office at (573) 876-0980 or your local county FSA office. List of counties and contiguous counties. (PDF)

Regional newsletters

Missouri Ag News (PDF)

The Garden Spade (PDF)

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