Agriculture in Greene County
OEF Hay Show Entry Form
The hay show is a great way to get your hay tested and then see how it compares. Winning farmers say results form the Ozark Empire Fair show aid in marketing their hay during the year to potential buyers. Enteries for the Ozark Empire Fair Hay Show are needed by July 10. Entry from and rules
Intrusive and Noxious Weeds
Information about herbicide treatments is available online in this online publication. Another resource is the MU Extension Guide sheet G-4970, Plants Poisonous to Livestock. To learn more about poison hemlock, there is a story available on the Southwest Region News Service blog.
Branding Cattle and Preventing Cattle Theft
MU Extension Livestock Specialist says growing interest in branding giving rise to common questions. Get answers to your questions in this Q&A with Eldon Cole: Read story.
Chicks in the Classroom
The MU Extension Center in Greene County no longer offers 4-H incubators or 4-H curriculum focused on hatching chicks in the classroom. However, plans for building an incubator can be found at: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/eggs/res20-incubator.html. University of Missouri Extension also has a useful guide sheet, “G8353, Incubation of Poultry,” which is available online http://extension.missouri.edu/xplor/agguides/poultry/g08353.htm.
Help Raising Chickens
Raising Backyard chickens does require some basic knowledge and basic shelter. Read more.
Management Intensive Grazing Schools
Several Management-intensive Grazing (MiG) Schools are planned for southwest Missouri during 2013 at various locations, dates and formats including one session in Greene County. Complete MiG list (PDF).
Urban Homesteading Programs
MU Extension specialists regularly conduct educational programs for people interested in the various aspects of urban (and suburban) homesteading. Examples include programs like our Master Gardener training, forest legacy workshops, Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Annual Soil and Crops Conference, Poultry in the Backyard, Making Your Home More Sustainable, Missouri Blueberry School, Food Preservation 101 and Canning Your Home Produce.
To recieve program notices see our Facebook page or add your email address to the Southwest Region News Service.
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