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    Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    Farm Conference - Day 1 of 2

    When:  Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Where:  
    Civic Center, West Plains MO map...

    Description:

    Provides instruction to increase sustainable farming practices and procedures that are economically profitable, environmentally sound and socially responsible. more...

    Registration:

    Early Bird Registration $60, Includes lunch both days. Groups of 5 or more $45 each. Prices good through March 5, 2019.

    Price increases to $75 and $55 for groups of 5 or more starting March 6, 2019.

    Active Military, Veterans, and Students with ID save $30 per ticket.

    Register here: http://www.americansmallfarm.com/conference
     more...

    Cost:

    $75.00
    Early Bird Registration $60, Includes lunch both days. Groups of 5 or more $45 each. Prices good through March 5, 2019. Price increases to $75 and $55 for groups of 5 or more starting March 6, 2019. Active Military, Veterans, and Students with ID save $30 per ticket.

    Facilitator:

    Alice Barnes, barnesali@missouri.edu
    Missouri SBDC in West Plains
    phone: 417-255-7966




    Spring Institute 2019

    When:  Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Where:  
    Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
    2400 S. Scenic Ave, Springfield MO map...

    Description:

    Program offered at various regional sites to all MU Extension faculty and staff.
    9:00 – 9:15 am Arrival and settle in
    9:15 – 9:30 am Welcome
    9:30 – 11:00 am Thinking Like a Marketer, Margaret Duffy, Director, Novak Leadership Institute
    11:00 – 12:00 A Tale of Mizzou Engagement, David Burton, CES in Community Economic Development
    12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
    12:45 – 1:45 pm Small Group Discussions and Report Outs*
    1:45 – 2:45 pm Tactical Leadership, Marshall Stewart, Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement
    2:45 – 3:00 pm Wrap Up and Adjourn

    Session topic:

    A Tale of Mizzou Engagement, David Burton, CES in Community Economic Development

    Cost:

    $0.00

    Facilitator:

    David L. Burton, burtond@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Greene County
    phone: 417-881-8909




    Beginning Farmer Session 1: Farming - The First Steps

    When:  Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    Where:  
    West Plains Civic Center
    110 St Louis St, West Plains MO map...

    Description:

    The Beginning Farmer series of workshops includes 5 sessions on a wide range of topics, targeting those starting out in farming. Attendees receive a certificate of attendance. The workshops are held in conjunction with the Bringing Back the American Small Farm conference.

    Session topic:

    The 4 P’s – purpose, plan, product, people. Inventory your resources, the business plan, build skills through education and training, set up your business finance, your business access to land and capital, risk management, ag suitability site.

    Cost:

    $0.00

    Facilitator:

    Amy Patillo, Ed.D., patilloa@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Greene County
    phone: 417-881-8909




    Beginning Farmer Session 2: Marketing is Key

    When:  Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

    Where:  
    West Plains Civic Center
    110 St Louis St, West Plains MO map...

    Description:

    The Beginning Farmer series of workshops includes 5 sessions on a wide range of topics, targeting those starting out in farming. Attendees receive a certificate of attendance. The workshops are held in conjunction with the Bringing Back the American Small Farm conference.

    Session topic:

    Direct marketing – farmers markets, on farm, PYO, CSA, internet. Wholesale marketing – schools, institutions, grocery stores, produce auction, restaurants, value added products.

    Cost:

    $0.00

    Facilitator:

    Amy Patillo, Ed.D., patilloa@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Greene County
    phone: 417-881-8909




    Beginning Farmer Session 3: Looking at the Opportunities

    When:  Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    Where:  
    West Plains Civic Center
    110 St Louis St, West Plains MO map...

    Description:

    The Beginning Farmer series of workshops includes 5 sessions on a wide range of topics, targeting those starting out in farming. Attendees receive a certificate of attendance. The workshops are held in conjunction with the Bringing Back the American Small Farm conference.

    Session topic:

    Produce (greenhouse and high tunnels) Meats, Value Added Products, Honey and Bee Products, Ornamental Plants

    Cost:

    $0.00

    Facilitator:

    Amy Patillo, Ed.D., patilloa@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Greene County
    phone: 417-881-8909




    Post-Drought Forage Considerations & Weed Clinic

    When:  Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    Where:  
    1376 Bill Virdon Blvd., West Plains MO map...

    Description:

    Targeted program to teach producers how to improve forage production economic return while protecting the environment. Techniques include management intensive grazing, pasture based dairying, seasonal feeding systems, and fescue toxosis. The program inspires increased economic development and social viability in rural Missouri.

    Registration:

    Free workshop

    Cost:

    $0.00

    Facilitator:

    Sarah Kenyon, kenyons@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Howell County
    phone: 417-256-2391




    Ozark County Extension Council monthly meeting schedule (Session 1 of 8)

    When:  Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Where:  
    526 3rd Street, Gainesville MO map...

    Description:

    Monthly meetings of the Ozark County Extension Council are held to conduct business and plan programming efforts in the county. 



    Meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month at 6pm.



    Meetings are open to the public.


    Cost:

    $0.00

    Facilitator:

    Krista Tate, tatekr@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Douglas County
    phone: 417-683-4409