2015 Ray County Soils and Crops Conference

The 2015 Ray County Soils and Crops Conference will be held Thursday February 5th, 8:30-3:00 at the Ray County Veterans Memorial Community Building in Richmond. The soils and crops conference gives area producers an opportunity to hear up-to-date information and ideas from University of Missouri specialists. With the current corn and soybean price outlook, producers should be looking carefully at input costs. State Ag. Economist, Dr. Ray Massey, will discuss Input Management in a Risky Time and will look into areas where producers can potentially save money. Agronomy Specialist, Wayne Flanary will give a presentation on the use of Micronutrients in Row Crop Operations and will share the results from several trials. Insect pests are a continuous problem year in and year out, and there are always more on the horizon. Dr. Wayne Bailey, state Entomologist will be on hand to discuss Corn and Soybean Insects, both Current and Emerging Threats. Dr. Kevin Bradley will give Weed Management Recommendations for 2015 and Beyond, concentrating on new herbicide traits and resistant weed management. Natural Resource Engineer, Kent Shannon, will conclude the conference with a talk on Making Management Decisions with Precision Ag Data. His talk will focus on what precision Ag tools are available today and their capabilities for organizing, storing, analyzing data for making better management decisions. There will be 5 CEUs offered for certified crop advisors. Click here to see an estimated schedule and session descriptions.

There is a $10 fee due at the door to help pay for unfunded cost of the program. Those who are interested can contact the Ray County Extension Center at 816-776-6961 or email rayco@missouri.edu for more information or to pre-register. Pre-registration is requested by Monday, February 2nd to ensure adequate food.

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Focus on Kids

2014 Ray County Parent Education Program Schedule — 8th Circuit

All classes will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Ray County Extension Center, Eagleton Civic Center, 1015 W. Royle Street, Richmond, MO 64085. The cost is $35 per person. Pre-registration is required, to register contact:  Circuit Clerk, 816-776-2235, P. O. Box 594, Richmond, MO 64085.  FOCUS on KIDS contact:  Jessica Trussell, 660-646-0811.

2014 dates: December 17.

If your case is being heard in Ray County, contact the Circuit Court in this county. If your case is being heard in another county or out-of-sate, and you wish to take one of the classes listed above, contact:  Jessica Trussell at the Livingston County University of Missouri Extension 660-646-0811 or email: trussellj@missouri.edu.