Food Safety Farm to Table Workshop
Texas County University of Missouri Extension and the Master Gardeners of Texas County are hosting a Food Safety from Farm to Fork workshop on February 13, 2015 at the Texas County MU Extension Office, 1418 S. Sam Houston Blvd. in Houston. The workshop is scheduled from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. MU Extension specialist Patrick Byers will be joined by Texas County Department of Health and Human Services staff to discuss a wide range of topics related to the safe production and sales of vegetables and fruit. Byers notes “Everyone has a role to play in growing and marketing safe produce – farmers, vendors at farmers markets, and consumers.” Farmers, gardeners, and interested members of the public are welcome to attend. The workshop cost is $10.00, which includes educational materials, a certificate of attendance, and lunch.
Private Pesticide Applicator Training
Sarah Kenyon, Texas County Agronomy Specialist, is offering a Private Pesticide Applicator Training, February 19, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. There is a cost of $12.00 to cover the current book. Please preregister by calling the office 417-967-4545.
Regional Hay School Presentations
This program focused on the topics of economics of hay production, forage options, hay quality issues and testing, fertility management, wrapped balage management, hay storage, feeding to keep losses low, and nutritional needs of livestock. To view or print the presentations, click on the link below.