New 4-H Secretary
Please join us in welcoming our new 4-H Secretary, Lisa Christy. Lisa began working for the Extension office part time in April. She moved to Warrensburg in 2011 from Middlefield, Ohio. Lisa’s husband John is an aircraft mechanic at Whiteman AFB, and they have three boys ages 8, 5 and 4. She enjoys volunteering at her church and her sons’ schools, and both Lisa and John hope to become more involved in the 4-H program here in Johnson County. Please give Lisa a warm welcome next time you stop by!
Percolation Test Certification Training (Rescheduled)
Percolation Test Certification Training will be held rescheduled for Friday and Saturday, August 16th & 17th, 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 help answer some of your planting questions for vegetables in Missouri.
Canner Gauge Inspection
Gauges should be tested annually to ensure accuracy and prevent bacterial contamination of preserved foods. Testing fee is $1 per canner gauge
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.
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.