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2014 Farmer Emergency Information Brochure (PDF)

Pearls of Production- http://muconf.missouri.edu/womenandagriculture/ Pearls of Production:  Women in Agriculture is an innovative and exciting new program designed to provide leadership and hands-on training opportunities for women livestock producers in Missouri. The program is designed to reach women who are playing larger roles and making key decisions on the farm. Programs like this are increasingly relevant in the modern livestock production market. According to a study recently released by USDA’s Economic Research Service, Characteristics of Women Farm Operators and Their Farms, found the number of women-operated farms (the individual most responsible for day-to-day management of the farm) nearly tripled from 1978 at 5 % to 14 % by 2007. Of the 3.3 million U.S. farms surveyed in 2007, 30.2% (more than 1 million) were primarily owned by women. The number of female operators jumped 19% from 2002 to 2007, far outpacing the 7% growth in the total number of farmers.

Fencing laws information

MU Extension publication G811, Missouri's Fencing and Boundary Laws: Frequently Asked Questions

MU Extension publication G810, Missouri Fencing and Boundary Laws

Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program 

logo: Show-Me-Select

The Show Me Select Replacement Heifer Program is focused entirely on Missouri's farmers and is dependent upon active participation from regional extension livestock specialists and local veterinarians, each of which are critical components of the agricultural sector of this state. This program is unique in that it is first and foremost, an educational program targeted at improving production efficiency through increased use of existing technology, coupled with the marketing component. To find more information about this program visit the Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program website.

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