2015 Small Animal Show Clinic

The 2015 Small Animal show Clinic will be held on Saturday, May 16th, at the Green City City Hall and Park in Green City  MO from 10 am to noon.   This event is for 4-H and FFA members.  The clinic will have speakers on small animal (dog, poultry, rabbit) showmanship, ethics, general care and selection, animal health and feeding your show animal.   There will be a Rally Class for dogs at 1:30 p.m.  Pre-registration is $10 by May 8th, at the door it's $12.  For more information and a registration form click "here"

2015 Show Stock Clinic

The 2015 Show Stock Clinic will be held on Saturday, April 11th, at the North Missouri Livestock Auction in Milan MO.  This event is for 4-H and FFA members.  The clinic offers expert speakers in animal health and biosecurity, nutrition and feeding, showmanship and show ring ethics, general selection, general care and grooming for the show ring. Live animals provide the opportunity for novice showman to get some hands on experience working with beef and bucket calves, sheep, goats and swine. For more information and a registration form click "here"!  Pre-registration is $10 by April 1st, at the door is $12.

Pesticide Applicator Training

Do you need your pesticide applicator license?  More and more pesticides are becoming restricted each year.  For dates or if you have questions please call the Sullivan County Extension Center at 660-265-4541.   It takes approximately 3 hours to watch the CD...classes are held yearly, usually in late January and February. You will need to purchase the book for $12 and your license is good for 5 years.  Don’t guess; soil tests save time, money.

Soil testing is the best guide to the wise and efficient use of fertilizer and soil amendments, said Manjula Nathan, director of the University of Missouri Extension Soil Testing and Plant Diagnostic Services. Whether you grow acres of row crops or have a vegetable patch in the backyard, a soil test will provide you with an analysis of nutrients and a set of recommendations for any improvements. “We frequently get questions from customers like, ‘I apply fertilizer every year. How come my plants are not doing well?’” Nathan said. “Most of the time the problem is they never have done a soil test, but have been guessing on fertilizer requirements,” she said. “They do not realize that by guessing they are wasting money by over- or underapplication, and the excess fertilizer can end up in streams, ponds and underground water, polluting the environment. ”Soil testing can be done through the extension office. The cost is $15 per sample. Soil testing publications

2015 Red Book Ordered In Sullivan County

The popular Red Book for beef cattle and pasture management has been ordered! The Red Book is an accepted method of record keeping by the National Cattle and Beef Association. In addition, the book provides information on scoring cattle, gestation and Beef Quality Assurance National Guidelines. The supply is limited. Call the Sullivan County Extension Center to receive your Red Book for 2015 at 660-265-4541 or send an email to: sullivanco@missouri.edu. The cost is $5 per book.