Beef Quality Assurance Certification

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a national program that provides guidelines for beef cattle production and helps producers identify management processes that can lead to increased herd profitability and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry.  Lewis County Extension is hosting a certification opportunity on January 24, 2018, 6:00 pm, at Highland High School, 21504 State Hwy 6, Lewistown, MO., Program participants are asked to RSVP by January 8 to the Lewis County Extension Office.  For more information, see program flyer BQA Certification.
 

Accessibility and Affordability for University of Missouri Students

The University of Missouri has announced new scholarships for students from neighboring states and the expansion of scholarships for children of alumni.  Chancellor Alexander Cartwright discusses opportunities for families of college-bound students.  MU Scholarship Opportunities

 

 

Ordering Tree Seedlings in Missouri

What  tree species successfully grow in your area, how many trees can you plant and properly maintain and when do you need to place your seedling order?  These questions and more are answered in MU Extension publication G5006 Right Species, Right Place: Considerations Before You Order Tree Seedlings in Missouri.  University of Missouri State Forestry specialist Hank Stelzer, guides you through the process for determining the right number of plants per acre, what trees are appropriate for your soil conditions and when and how to place your seedling order.  If you are interested in ordering tree and small bush seedlings from the Missouri state nursery, the catalog and order from are available at 2017-2018 Seedling Order Form.

 

Wild Thing of the Week


Whether it crawls, walks or flies, Wild Thing of the Week spotlights a plant or animal living in our world.  Wild Thing gives a brief identification and description about the family that this living thing belongs to. Take a look and see what's wild this week.

 

 

 

 

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. 

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. http://agebb.missouri.edu/agconnection/ 
 

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Gardening season is over. It's time to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.   

As new seed catalogs arrive in your mailbox, start thinking about your 2018 planting year and consider trying a different flower or vegetable in your garden. The Garden Talk newsletter is full of information, growing flowers, fruits and vegetables, a monthly gardening calendar and schedule of horticulture events in the region. MU Extension horticulture specialist, Jennifer Schutter, provides up-to-date gardening and lawn care information, so don't miss out on this month's helpful hints for growing fabulous gardens.
 

 

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