Busy Bee 4-H Club Presents - September Day's Livestock Show

September 12, 2015 in Lockwood, MO 65682  For more information: September Days Livestock Show.pdf  and September Days Livestock Entry Form.pdf

Cedar/Dade Regional Grazing School

The Cedar/Dade Regional Grazing School will be held on September 15, 17, 19 & 22, 2015 at the MU Extension Office in Greenfield, MO 65661.  There will be three evening sessions and a Saturday field day session.  For more information: Grazing School 2015.pdf

Alfalfa in the Ozarks Tour

On Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 1:30 pm, there will be a free alfalfa tour presented by Whitesell Land & Cattle Company and sponsored by Dade County Extension and Dow AgroScience.  Tour highlights: Establishment & Management of Alfalfa, Variety Selection, Weed and Insect control, Hay Harvest Techniques, Making & Storing Haylage, and Alfalfa for Beef Cattle.  Alfalfa Tour 2015.pdf

Saving Seeds from your own Vegetable Garden

Why Should You Attend?  Seed saving is critical to carry on vegetable production of the plants you cherish most.  You will learn:  The difference between Heirloom, Hybrid, and GMO type seeds.  Planning for seed saving in your own garden, including selecting appropriate varieties and designing your garden to ensure reliable seeds.  Pollination and isolation techniques to keep your seed genetically pure.  When and how to collect seeds.  Collection techniques for wet seeds and dry seeds.  How to properly store seeds up to 10 years while retaining viability.  Testing stored seed for viability.  Fee is $15 per person.  Pre-registration must be received by Friday, September 25, 2015 to assure adequate resource materials.  Saving Seeds.pdf

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!

Soil tests are essential for productive gardens and fields.  Fee: $15 per soil sample.  Learn more: Soil testing publications   

Other Popular MU Extension Publications

2015 Pest Management Guide (PDF)

Pasture Weed and Brush Control Guide (PDF)

2011 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri (PDF)

2012 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri (PDF)

Vegetable Planting Calendar (PDF)