Assistance for Wet Weather Conditions
An MU Extension task force has developed a website with information for farmers, ranchers, fruit and vegetable growers, gardeners, landowners and others affected by the wet weather this season. Topics include row crops, forages, cover crops, livestock impacts, horticulture, crop insurance, nutrient management, trees and turfgrass, and monitoring and control of pests, diseases and weeds.
The website http://extension.missouri.edu/2015weather will be updated as new information becomes available.
2015 State Fair Farm Family
Chris and Jessica Kaimann and family of Old Monroe were among the 110 families honored during the Missouri State Fair’s Farm Family Day on August 11, 2015.
The Kaimann’s were selected as the Lincoln County Missouri State Fair Farm Family by the Lincoln County Extension Council and local Farm Bureau. The family includes Chris, Jessica, Alayna, Chloe and Justin.
Each year, the fair sets aside a day to recognize farm families from across the state who are active in their community, involved in agriculture, and participate in local outreach and extension programs such as 4-H and FFA. According to Wayne Shannon, Lincoln County Program Director for Extension, “The Kaimann family is a great asset to the Lincoln County community. Chris has served as a Lincoln County Extension Council member helping to direct University of Missouri Extension educational efforts. They are very actively involved with the Moscow Mills 4-H club where three children completed 4-H projects in beef, swine, shooting sports, gardening, scrapbooking and woodwork. They along with other family members raise livestock and grow grain crops in Lincoln County. The Kaimann family represented Lincoln County extremely well at the State Fair.”
The annual event was sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, the Missouri Farm Bureau, the Missouri State Fair, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and University of Missouri Extension.
Private Pesticide Applicator Training
Growers wanting to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides must have a certified private pesticide applicators license issued by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Successful completion of University of Missouri Extension private applicator training is the requirement for receiving the license. There is no cost for the training, however, EPA requires producers to have a copy of the "Private Pesticide Applicator Core Manual" which will be available during the meeting for $12. The training is for producers of agriculture commodities wanting to become a certified private applicator or for growers needing recertification training to renew their license for five years. Ag producers wishing to obtain a Private Applicator license should contact he office to schedule an appointment to view the Department of Agriculture video.