Upcoming Grazing School for Johnson County
The Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District and partnering agencies, MU Extension, University of Central Missouri and Johnson County Farm Bureau are working together to put on a Regional Grazing School for livestock owners and managers in Johnson County and the surrounding areas. The school will be held starting at 8:30 a. m. on May 29th and last through 3:00 p. m. on May 30th in Warrensburg, Missouri at the shooting range building located on the University of Central Missouri Prussing Farm. For more information on the school, look at the press release and brochure.
Percolation Test Certification Training
Percolation Test Certification Training will be held Friday and Saturday, June 14th & 15th, 2013, at the Johnson County Extension Center, in Warrensburg. For more information or to obtain a registration form.
When to Plant Vegetables
Review MU Extension- Vegetable Planting Calendar Guide. This will answer your planting questions for vegetables in Missouri.
Basic soil testing analyzes nutrient content and fertility status. Results include fertilizer and lime recommendations. Additional tests are available for nutrient management plans, environmental issues, potting mixes, compost, manure and water usage. Each sample should contain about 1½ cups of dry soil from 6 to 7 inches deep. Consult our soil testing publications for specific instructions. Results are typically provided within two weeks and cost $15 per sample. Soil samples should be dry. Wet samples will delay results. See flyer for more information.
A couple of months ago we posted an article about tree damage. Who knew that a May snowstorm would make the topic pertinent again? If you have damage to your trees because of the storm, you may want to refer to Master Gardener Art Kammerlohr's recent edition of The Garden Corner.
Johnson County Fair
The Johnson County Fair will be held July 7-14. Make sure to check out the Johnson County 4-H Website for all the details and forms. Pre-registrations are due July 1.
The 11th Annual Farm Time Fun is on Saturday, July 13th at 11:00 am. This competition will be an obstacle course and is open to everyone. There is a $20 registration fee per team of four. If you register by June 15, every member of the team will receive a t-shirt. We will have a separate obstacle course set up this year for our clover kids, so bring out your 5-7 year olds and have some mud stompin, hay rollin, fun competition!
The contest Event will be held June 29 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Pre-registration is due June 15. The Johnson County 4-H Contest Events are an opportunity for ALL 4-H members to participate in educational activities and have their efforts evaluated. Activities included are Demonstrations, Public Speaking (prepared speech, extemporaneous, technology assisted or interpretation) and Fashion Revue. 4-H members will have the chance to enter as many events for which they are eligible. Check contest event details for verification. They are on the Johnson County 4-H Website.
2013 Missouri Century Farms
If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1913, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. To qualify, farms must meet the following guidelines. The same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income. For more information.