Building It From The Ground Up Starting the Farm (Session 1 of 8)
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
205 S Hickory St, Buffalo MO map...
This program is designed to address the needs of land owners looking to improve their property as well as their outputs and profitability over the long run of the operation. Realizing finances may be limited and/or restricted we will be working with those individuals trying to make sound economic decisions about their operations.
Targeting both new and old land owners/operators looking to run up to 50-75 breeding cows, 100 stockers, 50-75 breeding goats and/or sheep, or a small registered livestock operation, on farms ranging from 20-160+ acres, operated as a part time and/or hobby farm as well as the full time farmer. This may not be their sole source of income, but a part-time occupation, recreational/retirement farm. It is not only about making a living on the farm, but about living on the farm, raising children on the farm, and having the rural way of life. The farm just needs to pay for itself and if it makes a little money along the way….. Great!
Session #1 Soils and Soil Nutrition: Taking good soil samples correctly, Reading and understanding your soil test, Effects of N, P, K, and limestone on the farm, When and why you apply fertilizer as well as using computer soil information to plan your farm, [web soil (computer generated farm maps)], etc.
Hickory County MU Extension Office, 203 Cedar St., Hermitage MO, 65757
417 745 6767
Individuals wanting to attend any of the programs may do so for $15.00 per person or a couple fee of $25.00 a night/session. If you sign up for all nights/sessions @ $100.00 per individual or a couple fee of $150.00 you will receive a three ring binder to place all handout materials made available during the sessions.