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Center for Agroforestry will be hosting field day at the Doug Allen Property in Laurie, MO on April 29th. Agroforestry Workshop (PDF)
Topics covered during the field day include:
- Glade restoration and management
- Managing forestland for timber and wood products
- Growing medicinal herbs and edible mushrooms
- Natural Beekeeping
- Goats for management and control of invasive species
- Eagle nest viewing bring binoculars) and habitat and conservation for birds of prey
Please register by April 24, 2017
2017 4-H Day with the Royals (PDF)
2017 4-H Day with the Cardinals (PDF)
2017 Missouri Century Farm Program
The Missouri Century Farm program's history dates back to 1976 as a result of the Missouri Committee for Agriculture that was co-chaired by James B. Boillot, Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture, and Elmer R. Kiehl, Dean of the College of Agriculture, University of Missouri. The committee's purpose was to organize the American Revolution Bicentennial celebration in Missouri. One activity that was initiated by the committee was the "Centennial Farm" project, which awarded certificates to persons owning farms that had been in the same family for 100 years or more. Interest in the program continued after 1976. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and University of Missouri Extension planned a 10-year update in 1986 called the "Century Farm" program. This program has been sustained as a yearly event with over 100 farms recognized each year. In 2008, the Missouri Farm Bureau became a program co-sponsor.
The Missouri Century Farm Program is open now until May 15.
For more information visit http://extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm or for an application
Don’t guess — soil tests save time and money
Soil testing is the best guide to the wise and efficient use of fertilizer and soil amendments, says Manjula Nathan, director of the MU 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 says.
“Most of the time the problem is they never have done a soil test, but have been guessing on fertilizer requirements,” she says. “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 test prices are 1-4 soil test at $15 per sample, 5-8 soil test at $14 per sample and 9 or more samples will be $13.50 per sample. For more information, see these soil testing publications
Real time weather
Real-time weather at Versailles is made possible through support from: Morgan County R-2 School District and University of Missouri Department of Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences
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Business programs for new businesses
Chris Thompson, Cole County business specialist, hosts classes, including Starting a Small Business: The First Steps and The Basics of Writing a Business Plan, for new businesses almost every month. Interested? Visit our Business programs page or email Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This group of train volunteers is a great way to get your home gardening questions answered. You can contact the Ozark Prairie Master Gardeners representative Andi Woodson at 573-377-4577 or email email@example.com
The extension center is closed on legal holidays observed by Morgan County government.
- New Year's Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- Presidents Day
- Good Friday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Veteran's Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Thanksgiving Friday
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day