Beginning gardener workshop

Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jacob's Vineyard and Winery, Kirksville, MO. This program is free, but you must register to attend. Get more information and registration form at

Missouri’s Complex Fence Laws to be Explained

            A program to discuss Missouri’s Complicated Fence Law will be held on Thursday evening, April 2nd from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Clark County Courthouse basement meeting room located at 111 East Court, in Kahoka. There is a $10 charge for this meeting and that covers the program and materials. Pre-registration is required by March 31st as space is limited.
            “Missouri continues to have a very complicated fence law, in large part due to the fact that 2 separate laws cover the state depending on the county that your land is in” according to Joe Koenen, Agricultural Business Specialist with University of Missouri Extension who will be presenting the program. “If you own land you really need to know the law and how it impacts you whether you own livestock or not”.
“Another problem is that both laws are subject to interpretation and can be a little different, depending on the county you’re in” says Joe. A comparison of both laws will be given at this program. Joe has been presenting programs on the fence law for over 25 years throughout the state. Landowners need to be aware of what the law is in their county and this meeting will help them better understand their rights and responsibilities.
            This program will be done via Lync so attendees can see the presentation and also ask questions of the presenter. It allows the presenter to reach more people in a wider area without traveling to each location. .
             Darla Campbell, University of Missouri Extension Agricultural Business Specialist will be facilitating and taking registrations for this site.  Contact her at the Schuyler County Extension office at 660.457.3469 or e-mail her at to register for this class.