MU Extension events calendar
Friday, Dec. 13, 2013
Understanding Good Agricultural Practices (GAPS) and Writing a Farm Food Safety Plan (Session 3 of 5)
When: Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Springfield/Greene County Library Center
4653 S Campbell Ave, Springfield MO map...
Food safety training is quickly becoming a serious issue for farmers across the United States. GAP's (Good Agricultural Practices)is a comprehensive food safety approach that can be applied to
any farm. With a food safety plan in place, both the consumer and farmer are at less of a risk for a food borne illness outbreak. This workshop, led by national experts on Farm Food Safety, is for small and medium-sized farms.
How to Write a Farm Food Safety Plan
There is no charge to attend the workshops, but registration is required at the link below. more...
Health Insurance Education and What you need to know about the Affordable Care Act
When: Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Large meeting room in Joplin Public Library, 300 S. Main, Joplin, MO
300 S. Main, Joplin MO map...
MU Extension’s Health Insurance Education Initiative provides education about the Affordable Care Act (new health care law) as it relates to health insurance in effort to prepare Missourians to make informed health insurance decisions. This initiative allows MU Extension to position itself as a leader in the state for providing the necessary education on this compelling public policy issue.
Programming under the Health Insurance Education Initiative occurs on various levels:
1) General health insurance education provides the information Missourians need to understand new health insurance regulations of the ACA and in what ways they change program participants' lives, including: if and how their current health insurance plan may/may not change and when, if and when participants should enroll in a new health insurance plan or continue with their current health insurance plan, and if participants qualify for subsidies to help them pay for their insurance, and if so, how to obtain those subsidies.
2) Health insurance literacy training is needed by some audiences and provides the critical resources and skills needed to navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace (formerly known as the Health Insurance Exchange) or other health insurance plans not part of the Marketplace.
Phone Jasper County Extension office at 417-358-2158
Turfgrass Management Class (Session 4 of 6)
When: Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Pennington Seed Conference Room; Greenfield, MO
Thursdays and Fridays; December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20; 1:30-3:00pm Pennington Seed Conference Room; Greenfield, MO
This class will cover an introduction to grasses suitable for SW MO, turf management (including- establishment, mowing, aeration, dethatching), turf diseases, turf insects and rodents, weed management, fertilization of lawns and soil and site preparation for establishment of turf grasses.
Weed management Pat Miller, Vernon Co. Agronomy Specialist
To register, contact Dade County MU Extension- 417-637-2112; registration fee will be due first day of class
$50/person; $80/couple (sharing materials)