Drought Survival Meetings

The second in a series of Drought Survival meetings will be held on September 4, 2018. Two locations, College of the Ozarks Plaster Business Auditorium, 100 Opportunity Avenue, Point Lookout MO from 10:00 am to Noon and at the Wright County Freewill Baptist Church, 5658 State Highway Z, Hartville MO from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Program highlights: Pro and Cons of Feeding Cow Commodities, Dr. Eric Bailey, State Beef Nutrition Specialist, Columbia

Low-Quality Forage Supplementation, Randy Wiedmeier, Regional Livestock Specialist and Ted Probert, Regional Dairy Specialist

Selling Cows Versus Buying Hay, Jim Spencer, Ag Business Specialist

Precautions with Nitrates and Prussic Acid, Sarah Kenyon and Tim Schnakenberg, Regional Agronomy Specialist

Fall Forage Alternatives, Sarah Kenyon and Tim Schnakenberg, Regional Agronomy Specialist

These meetings are sponsored by Taney and Wright County University of Missouri Extensions Councils with the support of College of the Ozarks and Freewill Baptist Church.

For more information call 417-679-3525.

Cattleman's Drought Survival Meetings

Friday, September 7, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the McCarty Senior Center, 19482 State Highway 54, Wheatland MO. Call 417-745-6767 for more information.

Monday, September 10, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Laclede County MU Extension Office, 186-D North Adams Avenue, Lebanon MO. Call 417-532-7126 for more information.

Program Highlights for both meeting:

Evaluating Hay Quality Without a Test and Pasture Utilization Rates Through the Fall/Winter Grazing Season, Terry Halleran, Hickory County Agronomy Field Specialist, Hermitage

Planning Fall and Winter Annual Forages to Cover Forage Shortages and Precautions with Nitrates and Prussic Acid, Pat Miller, Vernon County Agronomy field Specialist, Nevada

Herd Culling Tips, Early Weaning Practices, Options to Reduce Hay Needs, Alternative Feeds, Reading and Applying Hay Test Results, etc., Gene Schmitz, Livestock Field Specialist, Warsaw and Andy McCorkill, Livestock Field Specialist, Buffalo

Economics of Drought Management Strategies, Wesley Tucker, Ag Business Specialist, Bolivar and Raysha Tate, Ag Business Specialist, Osceola

Producers are welcome to bring lower stems of fertilized sudangrass, millet, bermudagrass and Johnsongrass for a quick analysis of nitrates.

Sponsored by Hickory and Laclede County University of Missouri Extension Councils.



Master Gardeners of the Ozarks State Conference

Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will host the 2018 Missouri Master Gardener State Conference on September 28, 29, & 30, 2018.  This conference will be held at the Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Conference Center, Branson Missouri.  Please check the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks website       www.mgozarks.com    for more information.