MU Extension events calendar
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
Garden Inspired Writing Retreat (Session 2 of 8)
When: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, 9 a.m. to noon
Start in the atrium of the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield MO map...
Experience nature and be inspired by the beauty of the gardens. This retreat is for anyone who wants to be more creative whether you like journal writing, poetry, fiction, non-fiction or news writing. No prior writing experience is needed. Bring a lawn chair and your own writing tools. Attend one session, or all four. Enjoy the burst of creativity that comes when you combine nature with other inspired writers. more...
For three hours, let MU Extension specialist David Burton, a journalist and published author, guide your journey into the natural world with creative writing exercises in the gardens. These sessions are held rain or shine (under cover if weather is bad)
Register by check at the Greene County Extension Center or by mail (download form on our website). Credit cards can be used for online registration only. more...
From Hoof to Hay Short Course (Session 1 of 3)
When: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Good Samaritans Boys Ranch
Jim D. Morris Building
5549 Missouri 13
Facility is located approximately one mile south of Brighton, east of hwy 13
Owning horses can be challenging- from selecting the most suitable breed to proper nutritional health and grazing management. This 3-night equine short course is an educational series designed for the beginner horse enthusiast or as a refresher course for the intermediate horse owner. This course will cover many aspects of horse ownership and will address the following questions:
* What breed of horse is most suited to my endeavors?
* What can I do to better manage my pastures and control weeds?
* What types of forages are best for my horse?
* How do I properly care for my horses hooves and meet her nutritional needs?
* What type of facilities do I need and how can I improve what I currently have?
* How can I improve safety while working with my horse?
* Can I afford to own a horse and is there ways to reduce ownership expenses?
Evening topics include:
Costs of Owning a Horse
Facilities and Equipment
Selection and Safety
Forage and Grazing Management
Registration forms may be obtained from your local MU Extension office.
$60 per pair. Each individual or couple will receive one notebook.