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Small Acreage and Land Entrepreneur Conference
The conference will be held on Saturday, March 8, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Fulkerson Center, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. The conference will feature four separate presentations. For details, please refer to the flyer (PDF) and complete the registration form, if interested.
Websites offer free climate data
Farmers have a new set of free tools to help them make crop decisions.
Ray Massey, MU Extension agricultural economist, and Pat Guinan, climatologist for MU Extension Commercial Agriculture, are collaborating with participants across the nation to make information easily available.
The websites are important because access to historical climate data helps farm operations that depend on favorable temperatures and precipitation patterns, Massey says. He and Guinan recently presented the information at MU’s Crop Management Conference in Columbia. Find addresses and explore details on more than a dozen climate-oriented websites.
Business Development position/Carroll County - apply now
The Business Development Specialist position will be headquartered in Carrollton, Missouri and primarily serve Carroll, Ray, Lafayette and Saline counties in the Northwest region with additional coverage as needed.
Primary purpose of this position is to transform Missouri business and industry through education, technical service and collaboration by working with small to medium size companies to improve bottom-line performance. Plan, implement and evaluate business programs and services utilizing research-based knowledge in business growth, strategic planning, technology development, government contracting, marketing, management, finance, capital formation, operations, human resources, business start-up and business growth/sustainability, as well as other timely business related topics to assist existing and new entrepreneurs.
It is a 12-month academic position. Appointment may be made as non-tenure track ranked (NTT), depending on University approval of the academic credentials and qualifications of the successful candidate.
For details and to apply online, go to Business Development Specialist, Carroll County NW Region, Job Opening ID #116622.
Becoming an American Saver and Northwest Missouri Saver
Whether your goal is to save for an emergency, to be able to afford a home, education, other investments or to have a peace of mind, you may want to consider becoming a Northwest Missouri Saver. To learn more visit Andrew County Extension Center website. There you will find the enrollment form and instructions in sending the form. This is of no cost to the participant and another way to save money in our tough economic times.
Community emergency management resources
MU Extension has resources available for emergency management. The resources cover a wide range of disasters. There is information available on how to prepare for a disaster, what to do in a disaster and the recovery. Do you have a family disaster plan in place? Make sure you and your family have a supply of safe drinking water after a disaster.