Extension Offers Farm Bill Educational Meetings

The 2014 Farm Bill contains several provisions that enable farmers and landowners to make decisions regarding their involvement in federal farm programs.  Landowners will have the opportunity to reallocate base acres on individual farms as well as update yield information that is used to determine some farm program payments.  Additionally, farmers will have the opportunity to elect to participate in the new commodity programs—Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC).  To provide information on the new farm bill that will assist landowners and farmers in making program decisions, University of Missouri Extension and USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) will host free educational meetings across the state.  To see a list of meetings in Northwest Missouri click here.  You can also view a map of meeting locations.

One meeting is currently scheduled for Harrison County; it will be held Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Bethany Community Center, 1901 Miller St., Bethany, MO 64424.
If you would like to attend the Bethany meeting, please contact the Harrison County Extension Center at (660) 425-6434 to register.

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When:  6 Wednesdays Oct 15-Nov 19, 9:00-11:00 am
Where:  Harrison County Health Dept. Bethany MO
Cost:  FREE!  Please pre-register by 10/13/14
More Info:  Sarah Linthacum (660) 425-6324 or Janet Hackert (660) 425-6434

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This monthly newsletter provides practical advice on a variety of subjects and reports on extension activities throughout the region. Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use

Updating History of Extension in Harrison County

Recently a booklet was found about the first 50 years of extension in Harrison County Missouri. The report titled "Excerpts From History 1919-1969," contains numerous entries that are amusing and gave some perspective about how the Extension service has impacted Harrison County. You can find some of the entries here on our website, http://extension.missouri.edu/harrison/Exthistharrison.aspx.  We wish to update the history of the extension center, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019. If you have any stories or information about the history of MU Extension in Harrison County in specific, please contact us by phone (660)425-6434 or email harrisonco@missouri.edu.

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