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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Ozark Empire Fair Hay Show

When:  Thursday, July 10, 2014, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact your county MU Extension Center to schedule hay sampling.


Ozark Empire Fair Hay Show, Springfield, Mo. Extension specialists will collect hay samples from farms in the Southwest Region for competition and an educational display at the Ozark Empire Fair.

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This is the entry deadline for farmers who wish to enter hay samples in the Ozark Empire Fair Hay Show.


Entry deadline is July 10, 2014

Ozark Empire Fair Hay Show, Springfield, MO

Exhibitors with the top RFV entries will be notified by phone if their entries are to be brought to the Ozark Empire Fair on Thursday, July 24 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. for final evaluation.
Fair dates are July 24 at 4 p.m. through Aug. 2 at 11 p.m.

To access the print-version entry form, click on the blue word "more" more...




The $20 fee per sample covers laboratory analysis of the hay sample.


Eldon Cole,
MU Extension in Lawrence County
phone: 417-466-3102

Building the Ultimate Business Plan (Session 42 of 44)

When:  Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 6 p.m. to Thursday, July 10, 2014, 9 p.m.

Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development
405 N Jefferson Ave, Springfield MO map...


Preparation is key to the success of any business venture. Whether you are starting a new business, growing an established business, or launching a new product or service, a solid business plan will prevent unexpected problems and help pave the way for a successful business venture. Learn how to utilize the “Ultimate Business Planner” software and companion workbook to aid you in the process of developing a solid business plan. This seminar provides an overview of the step-by-step approach to writing your plan and forecasting your financials. With the help of this course instruction and software, simplify the process of putting together your formal business plan with expert advice, tips and hints based on proven business practices.
• Defining the concept
• Understand how to research the feasibility
• Learn how to assess the industry, market and competition
• Focus on assembling a marketing plan/niche
• How to develop basic financial projections from marketing analysis
• Necessary components of the formal plan
• Learn successful writing techniques that appeal to lenders/investors

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Using examples and worksheets, we will show you how to translate your ideas into a written plan. The seminars are on two consecutive nights lasting a total of 6 hours.


Visit or call 417-837-2617 more...


$139.00 and $99.00 for a second person from the same business


Tara Horton,
Missouri State University SBTDC
phone: 417-837-2617