Updated Proceedings from the Small Acreage and Land Entrepreneurs (SALE) Conference April 2, 2016

Content from the 2016 S.A.L.E Conference is currently being uploaded to our website, the link is below



Northwest Missouri Regional Newsletter

Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use is a monthly newsletter that provides practical advice on a variety of subjects and reports on extension activities throughout the region.



Prepare Emergency Supplies for Spring Storms

See the following article regarding emergency preparedness for spring storms



Upcoming Events and Training for Spring and Summer 2016 


Fair Dates 

Many counties are in the process of updating fair schedules for the summer. You can check the MU Extension Daviess County office website for more info



Nodaway County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show 2016

Rules and Dates


A Matter of Balance by Extension Specialist Connie Neal

Dates: May 4-27, 2016  Classes held on Wednesdays & Fridays during this time

Time: 9-11am

Location: Nodaway County Administration Building 1st floor meeting room, 403 North Market Maryville MO 64468

Register by calling the Nodaway County Extension office 660-582-8101


Northwest Missouri Management Intensive Grazing School 2016

Presented by NRCS; University of Missouri Extension; Missouri Forage and Grassland Council; USDA

June 28-30, 8:30am-4:00pm each day at MU Hundley Whaley Ext. Center, Albany MO

Registration $110 per person (second person with paid full registration will be an additional $60.00)

See flyer for registration information and more details (pdf)


Ending Soon: 

Missouri Century Farm Application Process

Published: Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

COLUMBIA, Mo. – If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1916, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.

To qualify, farms must meet the following guidelines. The same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

“One hundred consecutive years of family ownership of a farm is a milestone to be recognized from a cultural and stewardship perspective,” said Tom Henderson, interim vice provost for University of Missouri Extension.

In 2008, the Missouri Farm Bureau joined MU Extension and the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources as a program sponsor.

“Missouri Farm Bureau is a proud partner in the recognition of century farms,” said Blake Hurst, president. “We applaud the hard-working farm families that have kept us fed and clothed for generations. They represent an important part of our heritage and laid a foundation for the bounty Americans enjoy every day.”

Applicants certified as owners of a 2016 Missouri Century Farm will be recognized by the local MU Extension center in the county where the farm is located. Applicants are presented with a sign and a certificate.

Since Missouri began the program in 1976, more than 8,000 century farms have been recognized.

For applications received by May 1, a $65 fee covers the cost of a certificate, farm sign and booklet for approved applicants. If the application is received between May 1 and May 16, the cost is $75. Applications must be postmarked by May 16, 2016, to be considered.

For application forms and information, call Extension Publications toll-free at 1-800-292-0969, contact your local MU Extension office, or visit the program website at http://extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm.