Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Smith, Livestock Specialist with any questions you may have. She may be reached by phone at
(573) 642-0755 or by email at      

Goodwater Field Day- Cover Crops, Bioenergy, & Sustainable Production

Friday, September 5, 2014
10:00 a.m.

See map in the attached document for directions
Join us on September 5th, for a Field Day north of Centralia, to learn about the research that has been taking place there for 20 years!  There is ten years of data on cover crops and twenty years of data on the plots.  Other topics include using yield data maps and understanding the landscape, herbicide rotation effects on cover crops, long term benefits of cover crops and looking at a dig pit.  This is an excellent opportunity to see firsthand the research that is taking place.  Twelve researchers will be attending to explain what they do and to answer questions.  Lunch will be provided.
Goodwater Field Day

Grain Storage Webinar

Monday, September 8, 2014
1:30 p.m.

Link to join webinar
The webinar will address grain storage issues which will likely result due to the projected 2014 "bumper" crop.  Presenters include Natural Resource Engineering Specialists and State Extension Agricultural Engineering Specialists.  There will be a question and answer session following presentations.

Pesticide Collection- FREE

For Missouri Farmers and Households
Saturday, September 27, 2014
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Shelby County Fairgrounds
6762 Hwy 15
Shelbina, MO 63468
Flyer and Instructions

Pearls of Production Women in Agriculture Conference

November 7 from 12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
November 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Columbia

This two day program is designed to provide a leadership and hands-on training opportunity for women in livestock production in Missouri and reach women who are playing larger roles and making key decisions in livestock production on the farm.  The first day will include discussions about several hot topics in animal agriculture including: GMO's, meat labeling, farm safety, and assuming leadership in a man's world.  The evening will end with dinner and a message from the keynote speaker, Tyne Morgan, host of "US Farm Report."  The second day, participants will choose a morning and afternoon session from specie and discipline interests in the areas of swine, beef, small ruminants, forages, and business management.  During both sessions, women will have hands-on experiences related to thier field of interest.  Please visit our website ( for more information and to register.
Pearls of Production Postcard