MU Extension Hay Workshop on February 21st in Lamar, Mo.

MU Extension is providing a hay workshop on February 21st beginning at 8:30 a. m. at the Barton County MU Extension Center in Lamar, Mo.  This workshop is part of the NRCS + MU Grasslands Project.  MU Extension regional agriculture field specialist will provide the education for the workshop.  The discussion topics include: Cattle Nutrition and Forage Quality, Hay Fertility Management, Hay Storage and Feeding Management, Hay and Baleage Harvest Systems, Economics of Hay Production and Pest Management.  Lunch is catered by Mary’s Flower Cart Café, Liberal, Mo.  Registration is required by February 18, 2019 to attend the workshop.  Cost of the workshop is $35/person or $60/couple sharing materials.  Send registration information and fee to Barton County MU Extension Center (801 East 12th Street, Lamar, Mo 64759).  For more information, contact the Extension Center at 417-682-3579 or Patrick Davis at 417-276-3313.  Hay Workshop flier (PDF)


Workshop to Explain Missouri’s Complex Fence Laws on February 21st at El Dorado Springs, Mo.

An MU Extension program to discuss Missouri’s Complicated Fence Law will be held on Thursday evening, February 21st from 6:30 p. m. to 8:30 p. m.  The meeting is being hosted by the Cedar County MU Extension Center and Council and will be at the El Dorado Springs High School Agriculture Classroom at 921 Park Street, El Dorado Springs, Mo. 64744.  Fee for the workshop is $15 per person which covers the program and materials. Pre-registration and payment is required by February 19th to the Cedar County MU Extension Center (113 South Street, Stockton, Mo. 65785).  No refunds if cancelation is after February 19th. This program will be presented via Zoom so attendees can see the presentation and also ask questions of the presenter.  If you have any questions, would like to register or need more information please contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at 417–276–3313.  Fencing Law flier (PDF)


Search for 2019 Missouri Century Farms is underway

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1919, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.  To qualify, the same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.  Applicants certified as owners of a 2019 Missouri Century Farm will be recognized by the MU Extension center in the county where the farm is located. Applicants are presented with a sign and a certificate.  Details and a downloadable application are available at Century Farm Application (PDF). All applications must be postmarked by May 15.  Late applications cannot be accepted.  For more information, call toll-free 1-800-292-0969, email or contact your county MU Extension center.


Using Social Media in a Disaster A unique publication that gives best practices and suggestions for using social media in a community following a disaster. Information and provided guidelines in this updated 30-page publication grew out of the first-hand experience of volunteers Rebecca and Genevieve Williams and MU Extension specialist David Burton had building a Facebook community following the Joplin (2011) tornado and the Branson (2012) tornado. Using Social Media in a Disaster.pdf


Don't guess....Soil Test Basic soil testing analyzes nutrient content and fertility status. Results include fertilizer and lime recommendations. Additional tests are available for nutrient management plans, environmental issues, potting mixes, compost, manure and water usage. Each sample should contain about 1½ cups of dry soil from 6 to 7 inches deep. Consult our soil testing publications for specific instructions. The cost is $20 per sample and results are typically provided within two weeks.  Pasture (PDF) , Lawn (PDF) , Hayfield/Row Crops (PDF) 


Other Popular MU Extension Publications

2015 Pest Management Guide (PDF)

2016 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri (PDF)

Vegetable Planting Calendar (PDF)