Carroll County MU Extension Annual Meeting
Carroll County Extension held its annual dinner and meeting on February 16, 2017, with over 55 in attendance. Kathi Mecham was introduced as the new County Program Director and Commercial Horticulture Specialist for Carroll County. An overview of the 2016 Carroll County Extension Annual Report was given. Fred and Mary Jane Phillips along with niece' s Kara and Katie Berrey were recognized as the 2016 State Fair Farm Family for Carroll County. The Leaders Honor Roll award went to Claud and Kathi Miller for their many years of service to 4-H, Livestock Leaders and Extension. Special demonstrations were also given by Carroll County 4-H kids during the evening.
Newly elected council members are Heather Burns, Renee Grant, and Nikki Grimpo (E Hwy 65), Elizabeth Pierson and Thomas White III (W Hwy 65) and Tim Reid (Town of Carrollton). The 2016 slate of officers were elected as follows: Diane Isaacs (Chairperson), Barb Lyon (Vice Chairperson), Paula Sprouse (Secretary) and Sue Lightfoot (Treasurer) . All that were in attendance were sworn in by Carroll County Clerk, Peggy McGaugh. One highlight of the evening was a special resolution read by Joe Don McGaugh , Missouri House of Representative, honoring Belinda Flick's 25 years of volunteer work in our County.
Council Monthly Meetings
The Carroll County Extension Council meets the third Thursday night of each month at 7:00p.m. at the Carrollton Public Library's boardroom, in Carrollton, MO.
Missouri Century Farms
The Missouri Century Farm program's history dates back to 1976 as a result of the Missouri Committee for Agriculture that was co-chaired by James B. Boillot, Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture, and Elmer R. Kiehl, Dean of the College of Agriculture, University of Missouri. The committee's purpose was to organize the American Revolution Bicentennial celebration in Missouri. One activity that was initiated by the committee was the "Centennial Farm" project, which awarded certificates to persons owning farms that had been in the same family for 100 years or more. Interest in the program continued after 1976. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and University of Missouri Extension planned a 10-year update in 1986 called the "Century Farm" program. This program has been sustained as a yearly event with over 100 farms recognized each year. In 2008, the Missouri Farm Bureau became a program co-sponsor.
If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1917, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. If you would like to view the complete news release please click here
For applications received by May 1, a $55 fee covers the cost of a certificate, farm sign and booklet for approved applicants. If the application is received between May 1 and May 15, the cost is $65. Applications must be postmarked by May 15, 2017, to be considered.
For application forms and information, call Extension Publications toll-free at 1-800-292-0969, contact your local MU Extension center, or visit the Century Farm program website.
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Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use
Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use is a monthly newsletter that provides practical advice on a variety of subjects and reports on extension activities throughout the region.
Frequently requested MU Extension publications
MU Extension publication G302, 2012 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri
MU Extension publication G427, 2015 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri
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