MU Extension events calendar
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
MU Extension "Farm Page of the Air" radio program (Session 230 of 261)
When: Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, 9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Radio station KWTO
This radio program is intended to educate viewers on a wide range of topics related to gardening in the Ozarks. Morris Westfall conducts the interview with Patrick Byers, MU Extension-Greene County regional horticulture specialist. The program airs several times on Saturday and Sunday on radio stations KWTO, KTXR, and KBFL.
Lucerne Stock Show (Session 3 of 3)
When: Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fairgrounds in Lucerne
fair held in western Putnam County for last 75 years. Includes livestock shows, tractor pulls, games and other events and of course fair food.
Dairy and Beef Cattle Shows, Horseshoes, Kids Parade, Talent Show and Riker performing onstage
no pre-registration required
When: Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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. The two sessions will be taught by Lenora Larson, a member of the Miami, Kansas, Master Gardeners, Idalia Butterfly Society and Kansas Native Plant Society. She also writes for the Butterfly Gardener magazine and Kansas City Gardener magazine. The 10 a.m. session, “Flying Flowers in Your Garden,” will discuss butterflies and how to attract them to your garden. You will be amazed with all you will learn about butterflies! At 1 p.m., she will discuss “Your Gardening Personality.”
The two sessions will be taught by Lenora Larson, a member of the Miami, Kansas, Master Gardeners, Idalia Butterfly Society and Kansas Native Plant Society. She also writes for the Butterfly Gardener magazine and Kansas City Gardener magazine.
Call 417-448-2560 by August 22
Houston Visioning for the Future with Drury's Center for Community Studies, Hammons School of Architecture (Session 1 of 6)
When: Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, 2 p.m. to Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, 5 p.m.
Saturday session will begin at the Houston Storm Shelter, continue with a passenger bus tour of the Houston and a walking assessment of Grand Avenue and surrounding area. Additionally, over the weekend visit the students will experience a Houston high school football game, camping at a rural home, touring the Piney River Brewing Company and floating the nearby Current River.
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MU Extension in collaboration with Drury's Center for Community Studies is hosting a series of open community meetings and workshops to develop a 'Vision Toolkit' for a 20-25 year future, community wide vision for Houston. The process is intended to be intensely participant driven, BUT we need people to attend to be heard. Eight (8) architecture students are working with a diverse Vision Advisory Committee and need YOUR participation to build the integrity of a long range, collaborative vision for Houston.
This visioning effort is intended to develop a broader discussion of how downtown renovation and connectivity in Houston can better realize its important potential for placemaking, heritage tourism, transit, housing, 'city repair', and related economic development.
Since Spring 2007, the academic collaboration between MU Extension and the Drury Center for Community Studies has assisted 28 communities with 30 visioning projects resulting in 5 DREAM Initiative communities and economic activity in the projected range of 20-30 million dollars. For each community this represents a first step along a path toward revitalization, entrepreneurship, economic development and overall sustainability.
An initial site visit and discussion with stakeholders. Through listening sessions and an introduction to the Participatory Visioning Process, participants will consider the long range notions for the ideal Houston area of 20-25 years from now.
Open to the entire community.
Management Intensive Grazing School
When: Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, 3 p.m. to Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
The Management Intensive Grazing School will be held at the Greenley Research Farm in Novelty, MO.
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Management Intensive Grazing Schools are designed to teach producers, educators and agency staff the basics of management intensive grazing with a hands-on approach. This two-day, intensive workshop provides opportunities for in-depth discussions, field exercises, and reference materials that cover both livestock and agronomic topics related to grazing.
The two-day workshop will provide opportunities for in-depth discussions and field exercises covering both agronomic and livestock topics related to grazing and livestock production on pastures. Topics include pasture species selection and management, fen
To register contact the Knox County Extension Office at 660-397-2179. more...
$90 for first person, and $40 for the second person per farming operation.
Livingston County Swim Party
When: Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Livingston County 4-H members: come to an end of the year swim party as we celebrate another successful year of 4-H! Members may bring 1 friend, admission is free!