Missouri Hay Directory

These listings are a joint venture of the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the University of Missouri.  The listings include sellers names, cities, counties and phone numbers. Sellers can be listed by either region or forage type. Bale type is included: small square, large square, small round, large round, baleage, or other. The number of bales and approximate weight of each bale of hay is included, and if the hay has been analyzed, crude protein, acid detergent fiber, neutral detergent fiber, relative feed value, and percent total digestible nutrients may be included. A final area for notes catches information such as "first cutting", or "don't call before 6 p.m."

To list hay you wish to sell:

  • enter a new listing via the menu options on the AgEBB Hay Market Page

  • call the Missouri Department of Agriculture at 573-751-5633

  • visit your county extension office and have them list your hay

Hay listings will be left on the AgEBB system for 60 days unless updated.  All listings will be included in the Missouri Hay Directory. You can access this at http://mda.mo.gov/abd/haydirectory/  If you have any suggestions to improve the service or usefulness of the hay listings, please send an e-mail message or call (573) 882-4827.

Estate & Succession Planning Program

Are you confident your assets will go to your heirs the way you want them to?  Have you taken steps to minimize family squabbles after you are gone?  Do you know how to split the farm or business when only one child wants to return?  Have you prepared your successor to take over and be successful in the future?  Do you understand the tax implications?  Are you effectively communicating with your kids?  Do you know how to avoid probate?  Do you know how to provide for your spouse or even your retirement needs while letting someone else take over?  Do you understand what a power of attorney can do?

These are all difficult questions.  Planning for your estate is something most people simply prefer to put off until a later day.  But let’s face it, none of us are getting out of this alive.  Why spend your entire life working and building up your business and assets to then risk it all because we don’t want to face the hard and difficult decisions?  The time for estate planning is now. 

While you are at it, do not stop at just estate planning for the transfer of assets alone.  But if you own a farm or business you need to take the next step as well which is succession planning.  This is where you begin to plan and prepare the next generation to take over at some point in time.  If we don’t do a good job with this step our legacy could end right here.  Succession planning is not turning over the checkbook the day after the funeral.  It is a process that takes time and commitment to be successful. 

Cedar County Extension Center will be hosting a two-hour estate and succession planning program on Tuesday, November 14th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Cedar County Library, 717 East Street, Stockton, MO 65785.  The cost to attend is only $10/person.  Please RSVP at 417-276-3313 or cedarco@missouri.edu by November 10th.  Fee to attend needs to be paid to the Cedar County MU Extension Center (113 South Street, Stockton, Mo. 65785) by the November 10th deadline.  No refunds if you cancel after November 10th.  This program is brought to you by the Cedar County Commissioners, Cedar County Extension Council, and University of Missouri Extension.  It is open to anyone that wants to learn more, including farmers, business owners, or just individuals that want to learn about basic estate planning.  Plan to join us on November 14th

Vegetable gardening questions

As the peek gardening season comes near, here at Extension we get many questions about gardening.  This guide is a section from the Missouri Master Gardener handbook on vegetable gardening.  It provides information from plant and site selection, irrigation and common problems.  There are many other publications available through our website on gardening and other topics as well.  Just click the link at the top of the page titled Publications.

Soil testing 

Soil tests save time and money. Whether you have acres of pasture or have a vegetable patch in the backyard, a soil test will provide you with an analysis of nutrients and a set of recommendations for improvements. Call or visit the Cedar County Extension office for details. Don't guess... Soil test!

Newsletters

Ag in focus

Ag in Focus is a bimonthly newsletter for area ag producers and enthusiasts.

Human development newsletters

The purpose of these newsletters is to share research-based resources and information to hard to reach parents, grandparents, and families including Parents As Teachers, Head Start, grandparents raising grandchildren groups, parent educators, etc. Smart Parenting is for parents of young children and is printed in English and Spanish. Kindred Spirits is for grandparents raising grandchildren.

Smart Parenting           Kindred Spirits

Other popular MU Extension publications

Pasture Weed and Brush Control Guide (PDF)
G427, 2015 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri
G302, 2012 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri
G6201, Vegetable Planting Calendar
Cedar County MU Extension Council bylaws

Other resources

WellOwner.org
www.extension.org

AgriMissouri Classified website link

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