Farm and Home Safety Day a great success

A farm and home safety day was held at Schuyler R-1 Middle School Gym on April 1, 2015.  There were 12 demonstration booths set up for the elementary students to learn about a variety of topics such as: ATV Safety, Livestock Safety, Water Safety, electrical Safety, Poison Look-Alike, Firearm Safety, Power Take-off (PTO) Safety, Grain Safety, Hunting Safety, Food Safety, Sun Safety, and Eddie Eagle.  Several organizations came together to present such as: Army Corp of Engineers, Missouri Department of Conservation, Tri-County Electric Cooperative, and University of Missouri Extension. 

 

Community Garden Spots Available at no cost in Lancaster and outside Queen City

Interested in gardening but didn’t have a good location?  There are plots available behind the old high school gym in Lancaster and six miles east of Queen City.  This collaborative project is a partnership between University of Missouri Extension, the City of Lancaster, and Country Gardens Greenhouse in Glenwood.  Most everything will be provided for you – seed, plants, fertilizer, hoes, mulch, etc.  All you will provide is the labor.  Spots are limited so contact Darla Campbell at the Schuyler County MU Extension office at 457-3469.  These garden plots will be available starting Friday, April 24th.  The size of the plots in Lancaster are 4 X 8. The size of the plots at the rural Queen City site are larger. When you call to reserve your plot, please let us know what you want to plant so we will have it available. 

Management Intensive Grazing School to be held on June 5th and 6th at the Schuyler County Nutrition Site

More information about this program and the many topics that will be discussed and a registration form are included in the Management Intensive Grazing School Brochure 2015 (pdf).  If you have any questions, feel free to call Darla Campbell at 660-457-3469 or email her at campbelld@missouri.edu.