New Livestock Liability Warning Notice Signs

Legislation expanding the equine liability law to include livestock has recently been passed by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor. The law goes into effect on August 28, 2015. All livestock owners are encouraged to take advantage of the law by posting the required warning notice sign on their property. Equine professionals who previously had the “old” equine signs will need the new sign to be compliant with the law. Signs can be purchased from the Johnson County Farm Bureau Office.

Health Insurance Education Initiative

University of Missouri Extension provides education to ensure that you have the resources and skills you need to make informed health insurance decisions for yourself, your family and your business.  The workshop will be held July 15th at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 607 N Maguire Street in Warrensburg, from 4-5 pm.  For more information, contact Dedra Thomas at 660-747-3193 or or Stacey Gilkenson at Care Connections at 660-747-3107 or  Click here for flyer.

Clover Kid Day Camp 2015

It's time again for the Johnson County Clover Kid Day Camp!  It is open to all youth ages 5-7 or those who will be clover kids next year.  The Johnson County 4-H Council has tons of activities planned for the day.  Don't miss out!  $15 fee includes T-shirt, crafts and lunch.  RSVP no later than July 8.  Click here for registration form.  

Remember Food Safety While Enjoying Summer Activities

Most people love a picnic and the food that goes with it. Grilled chicken, hamburgers, baked beans and potato salad are all picnic favorites, but with picnic foods come a chance for an increase in food-borne illness.  The Center for Disease Control estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans or 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of food-borne diseases. Click here for Holly Jay's full article.

Bed Bug Information

Here are a couple links with information about bed bugs and how to prevent and control them. Click here for publication.  Click here for video.

Small Farm Outreach Worker

As a Small Farm Outreach Worker, Phillip Boydston helps provide information and assistance to both rural and urban farmers and ranchers, with an emphasis on underserved and socially disadvantaged populations.  Farm Outreach Workers (FOWs) provide information on ways to better manage your resources, reduce expenses and increase income.  They also provide information on other available programs and resources that may improve your farm management practices and income.  At your request, an FOW will make an appointment to visit with you and your family on your farm and discuss goals and plans.  For more information or to set up an appointment, contact Phillip at 816-726-7720 or