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. Do you want to save energy and money on your home or farm utilities, but aren’t sure where to begin?

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

There will be a Management Intensive Grazing School June 5th and 6th at the Schuyler County Nutrition Site on the northwest corner of the square in Lancaster, Missouri. The program will include two farm tours in the county and topics on Livestock Nutrition; Power Fencing; Economics of Grazing Management; Evaluation of Farm Resources; Cost Share Opportunities; Forage Growth and Fertility; Grazing Calculations; Managing Fescue and Forage, Layout and Design; and Watering Facilities.  The school will be very hands-on instruction and will prepare the participant to start their own rotational grazing system.  This school is a requirement to receive cost share assistance through a Soil and Water Conservation District to implement a Management Intensive Grazing system. A registration form is available in the Management Intensive Grazing School Brochure 2015 (pdf)

For more information or to pre-register by Friday, May 29th contact:  

Darla Campbell

University of Missouri Extension

P.O. Box 310

Lancaster, MO  63548

(660) 457-3469