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Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014

Farmers Market of the Ozarks "Ask the Expert" display (Session 4 of 6)

When:  Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where:  
Farmers Market of the Ozarks
Springfield MO

Description:

First Thursday informational booth at the Farmers Market of the Ozarks. Join MU Extension and LU Extension horticulture specialists for information on gardening in the Ozarks. Consultation for commercial vegetable and fruit producers is also available.

Session topic:

First Thursday informational booth at the Farmers Market of the Ozarks.

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Patrick Byers, byerspl@missouri.edu
Greene County MU Extension Center
phone: 417/881-8909




Building the Ultimate Business Plan (Session 43 of 43)

When:  Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, 6 p.m. to Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, 9 p.m.

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

Description:

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
 more...

Session topic:

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.

Registration:

Visit www.sbtdc.missouristate.edu or call 417-837-2617 more...

Cost:

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

Facilitator:

Tara Horton, tarahorton@missouristate.edu
Missouri State University SBTDC
phone: 471/836-5685




Organic Gardening Academy (Session 8 of 11)

When:  Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where:  
Springfield/Greene County Botanical Center
2400 S. Scenic Avenue  map...

Description:

The Greene County MU Extension office is pleased to host the 2014 Organic Gardening Academy. This series of classes related to organic gardening will present proven, science based techniques on a wide range of topics. Each class will include a presentation of the subject, followed by a hands-on demonstration of the techniques learned during the class. The speakers have a passion for organic gardening, and subject matter expertise.

Session topic:

Organic Gardening for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects

Registration:

The introductory class on April 17 is free. The registration fee for each following class is $20. A discounted rate of $180 is available for all 10 classes purchased as a package, if purchased by May 1, 2014. To register or for more information, contact Lorri Winters at the MU Extension - Greene County office; 2400 S. Scenic, Springfield, MO; call 417-881-8909, or email WintersL@missouri.edu

Class size:

20

Event full:

No

Cost:

$20.00
A discounted rate of $180 is available for all 10 classes purchased as a package, if purchased by May 1, 2014.

Facilitator:

Patrick Byers, byerspl@missouri.edu
Greene County MU Extension Center
phone: 417/881-8909




Hickory County Cattlemen's Bus Tour

When:  Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, 8 p.m. to Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, 8 p.m.

Where:  
Iowa stops include Werner Family Angus, Inc. which features the Werner Feed Efficiency Testing Center; Hoover Angus, 2005 Angus Producer of the Year; Couser Cattle Company, 2010 winner of NCBA’s Environmental Stewardship Award; Summit Farms; diversified beef, pork and crop production company; Sievers Family Farms, monoslope confinement feeding and direct beef marketing. Illinois stops include Werner Angus Farms, spring and fall calving purebred producer; Tyson Fresh Meats plant tour; Lowderman Cattle Company, purebred Hereford operation; Toland’s River Oak Ranch, specializing in low input contract growing beef replacement heifers utilizing rotational grazing on tall fescue pastures.

Description:

Hickory County Cattlemen's Bus Tour - Iowa stops include Werner Family Angus, Inc. which features the Werner Feed Efficiency Testing Center; Hoover Angus, 2005 Angus Producer of the Year; Couser Cattle Company, 2010 winner of NCBA’s Environmental Stewardship Award; Summit Farms; diversified beef, pork and crop production company; Sievers Family Farms, monoslope confinement feeding and direct beef marketing. Illinois stops include Werner Angus Farms, spring and fall calving purebred producer; Tyson Fresh Meats plant tour; Lowderman Cattle Company, purebred Hereford operation; Toland’s River Oak Ranch, specializing in low input contract growing beef replacement heifers utilizing rotational grazing on tall fescue pastures.
 more...

Session topic:

Hickory County Cattlemen's Bus Tour

Registration:

Registration is due by June 20, 2014 more...

Registration
deadline:

6/20/2014

Class size:

45

Event full:

No

Cost:

$335.00

Facilitator:

Gene Schmitz, schmitze@missouri.edu
Benton County MU Extension Center
phone: 660/438-5012