2014 Montgomery County Fair July 15-19

"Fair Pride that is County-Wide" is the theme for this year's Montgomery County Fair July 15-19.

Come visit the 4-H Building to see the many exhibits that Montgomery County 4-H'ers hvae made to showcase what skills and knowledge they have gained during the year.

4-H building hours are: Tuesday, July 15 - 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Wednesday, July 16 - 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday, July 17 - 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, July 18 - 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.; and Saturday, July 19 - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Check in for 4-H exhibits will be 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 14.  4-H exhibition entry form (PDF)

For more information about this year's fair, visit www.montgomerycountyfair.org

 

Quality for Keeps

Information for those who produce and preserve food

This July newsletter contains the following articles:

Peaches please the palate perfectly

Making peach sweets

New products aid in herb harvesting and storing

Smooth cook-top alternatives

Peach Jelly with Powdered Pectin

For more details, see the July Quality for Keeps (PDF)

 

Journal Your Garden

The most challenging aspect of successful gardening just might be the difficulty recalling what worked and what didn't from year to year. Many gardeners believe the keys to successful gardening are getting your plans on paper first and keeping records. MU Extension's new publicatoin, MP928, From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar, gives you an easy way to recrod your garden plans, observations and ideas.

This publication also includes year-round resources to guide gardeners at all experience levels. Written by MU Extension horticulture specialists who teach Master Gardeners, this publicatoin brings you reliable and relevant information.

Order today at http://extension.missouri.edu/mp928

 

Soil Testing Available

At Montgomery County Extension Office

Getting your soil tested is an important part of gardening and farming. 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. Bring your soil samples to the Montgomery County Extension Office, 310 Salisbury St., Ste. E., Montgomery City, MO 63361. Results are typically provided within two weeks.

 

2013 Annual Report

The 2013 Montgomery County Annual Report is now available in the extension office as well as on-line. The report is located on the left hand side of the this site under plans and reports. This report highlights 20123extension programming and how it improves peoples' lives through research-based information. If you have any questions or comments, please call the Montgomery County Extension Office at 573-564-3733.