Beef Quality Assurance Certification

Lewis County Extension is hosting a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification, featuring MU Extension Veterinarian Dr. Craig Payne, on January 21, 6:00 pm at Highland High School, Lewistown, MO. BQA is a national program that provides guidelines for beef cattle production. The program helps producers identify management processes that can lead to increased herd profitability and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry. For more details, see Certification Workshop.

Livestock lease agreements

Older farmers and young farmers strapped for capital are teaming up in increasing numbers to form livestock lease alliances.  For more information about cutting your farming costs, contact MU Extension AgriBusiness specialist Karisha Devlin at 660-397-2179 or

NEMO AG Connection Newsletter

The NEMO AG Connection newsletter is a monthly publication containing the latest information from MU Extension Ag specialists in Ag Business, Agronomy, Ag Engineering, Livestock and Horticulture.  Ag Connection is your local link to MU for ag extension and research information.

 4-H: Leaders for life

 4-H Faculty, Staff and Volunteers create multiple opportunities for youth. 4-H project work and related educational experiences help youth explore interests in citizenship, communications and leadership.  4-H Youth report 3 times more opportunities than their non-4-H peers to engage in meaningful community leadership roles. This interest in leadership and community service translates to a 70% greater likelihood of  4-H members to attend college compared to youth participating in other out-of school programs. 4-H is growing the leaders of tomorrow today.  For information on joining 4-H, contact your local MU Extension center.


What's there to do in the winter?

Check out the latest issue of the Garden Talk newsletter and read tips for vegetables, fruits, and lawn care each month.  Also, check out the latest Horticulture Radio Programs for up-to-date information from MU Extension Horticulturalist Jennifer Schutter.



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