2016 Miller County Fair Schedule

July 5-9

 

Sunday, June 26

4-H Project Check In 1-3

 

Tuesday, July 5

FFA project check in 9-10
?Sheep / Goat weigh-off 1-2
Bucket Calve check in 4pm
Open Bucket Calve Show 5 pm
Followed by 4-H Bucket Calve show,
and Sheep/Goat Show

Wednesday, July 6

Swine weigh-off 8-10
Beef weigh-off 10-12
Swine Show 6:30 PM

Thursday, July 7

Livestock Judging Contest 10 am
Beef Show 6:30 PM

Friday, July 8

Rabbit & Poultry Check In 8:30 am
Rabbit Show Starts 9 am
Poultry testing 10 am
Poultry Show Starts 11 am
Buyers Dinner 5:00 pm
Livestock Auction 6:30 pm

4-H Projects & Hams released after 7 pm

 

Saturday, July 9

Enjoy the FAIR!

 

4-H Building and Concession Stand
open daily at 5 PM Tuesday to Saturday

Pre Registration is REQUIRED
for ALL Animals by June 20!

2016 Miller County Fair Livestock Rules Book

2016 Livestock Registration Form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Weather Challenges to Missouri Agriculture

Please click on the link below for more information.

http://extension.missouri.edu/2015weather

Joining 4-H is easy

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is young people making new friends and memories while preparing to be leaders of today and tomorrow. We are a volunteer-led organization that reaches boys and girls through small groups called clubs. 4-H members choose from over 40 projects in which to participate. Most projects use hands-on learning experiences to teach subject matter and life-skills such as cooperation, leadership and decision making — skills that can be applied over and over for a lifetime. Contact Miller County Extension at millerco@missouri.edu or at 573-369-2394.

Read more about 4-H programs

Don’t guess; soil tests save time, money

 Soil testing is the best guide to the wise and efficient use of fertilizer and soil amendments, said Manjula Nathan, director of the University of Missouri Extension Soil Testing and Plant Diagnostic Services.

 Whether you grow acres of row crops or have a vegetable patch in the backyard, a soil test will provide you with an analysis of nutrients and a set of recommendations for any improvements.

 “We frequently get questions from customers like, ‘I apply fertilizer every year. How come my plants are not doing well?’” Nathan said.

 “Most of the time the problem is they never have done a soil test, but have been guessing on fertilizer requirements,” she said. “They do not realize that by guessing they are wasting money by over- or under application, and the excess fertilizer can end up in streams, ponds and underground water, polluting the environment.”

Soil testing can be done through the extension office. Soil tests cost $15 per sample during the first full week of the month and are $16.50 per sample otherwise. Six or more tests are $12.50 per sample. Make sure your soil is dry when you bring it in. A soil probe and a auger that can be checked out from the extension office. There is a $50 deposit on the soil probe. Soil testing publications

Private pesticide training

If you need to be certified or recertified, call the extension office to schedule a time to view the video. There is a minimal fee. Individuals are required to have a Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual. Bring your copy for verification or purchase one for $12 at the extension office.