Farmers' market closed for the season
Market members will return in April with bedding plants and early spring produce (as it becomes available).
For more information on the Farmers Market, online information is available on the left side of the screen: look for Farmers Market. Or you may contact the extension center at 573-438-2671.
Is your local club/organization looking for a location to hold a fundraiser? The market welcomes you to contact the extension center at 573-438-2671.
Two locations serving Washington County residence:
Courthouse: (the corner of High Street and North Missouri)
Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until noon or sell out
Health Department Pavilion: (520 Purcell Drive)
Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Managing for Today and Tomorrow
Annie's Project — Risk Management Education for Farm and Ranch Women
Farm Generational Transition, 'Managing for Today and Tomorrow' course for Farm Women
Creating a transition plan to make sure a farm continues as a productive business can be challenging. Farm women can learn how to plan successful farm transitions in a five-session course offered by the University of Missouri Extension – Washington County. The "Managing for Today and Tomorrow: Farm Transition Planning" program, a new Annie's Project course are being planned for 2014.
The cost is $75 per family, which includes a 300 page workbook with fact sheets, hands-on activities, and presentations. A light supper will be served before each class at 6 p.m. Course size is limited, so please register soon to hold your spot.
Farm families will learn about business, estate, retirement and succession planning from extension specialist and area professionals. In addition to brief presentations, there will be discussions based on participant questions and follow-up activities for family members to complete at home.
Annie's Project, an agricultural risk management education program for women, has successfully reached more than 9,000 farm and ranch women in 30 states. "This new Farm Transition program emphasizes the role women play in helping transfer farms from one generation to the next," said Lynn Heins, University of Missouri Extension Coordinator. "Managing for Today and Tomorrow: Farm Transition Planning will empower women to take ownership of the future of their farms," continues Lynn.
For more information contact the Washington County Extension office at 573-438-2671 or e-mail Lynn Heins at hambletonL@missouri.edu
Managing for Today and Tomorrow is supported by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Grant #2011-49400-30584. More information can be found on the Annie's Project website at www.AnniesProject.org
- March 20 — Extension Council annual meeting
Reaching Out Report
The Reaching Out Report is a monthly publication created by the local Extension staff to communicate with Council members and County Commissioners of the happenings with the local extension center.
January 2014 (PDF)
2013 Reaching Out Reports
November 2013 (PDF)
September 2013 (PDF)
July 2013 (PDF)
May 2013 (PDF)
March 2013 (PDF)
January 2013 (PDF)