Agriculture

Contained on this page are local agriculture resources from MU Extension that pertain to Greene County.

Seeds of Prosperity Event

Workshop to effectively address bottlenecks and solutions to moving significant amounts of local food into commercial markets. Specific training provided for food producers, farmers and outlets/markets interested in sourcing local food. Informational flyer (PDF) | Order Tickets Online

Salute to Century Farms event a success

Celebrate our agricultural heritage as we honor three Century Farms in Greene County at the second annual “Salute to Century Farms." Live music, a live benefit auction and great food.  Order Tickets Online | Ticket and Info Flyer (PDF) | Learn more | List of Auction Items (PDF)

Century Farms Needed

The search is on for Century Farms in Greene County (and beyond). Has your farm remained in the same family for over 100 years? Then your farm is eligible. Read more | Apply | List of Century Farms in Missouri (PDF)

Weed Control in Fields

Included here is the latest version of our local MU Extension pasture weed and brush control reference sheets. This publication is put together by agronomy specialists in southwest Missouri: weed and brush control (PDF)

There are also two calibration guides. Page 1 (PDF) | Page 2 (PDF)

Intrusive and Noxious Weeds

Information about herbicide treatments is available online in this online publication. Another resource is the MU Extension Guide sheet G4970, 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 publication, 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.

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