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MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in Worth County. We connect people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of our communities. MU Extension-Worth County is your one-stop source for practical education and information on almost anything.

MU Extension partners with the Worth County Commission and other local organizations to provide education, information and services that meet people’s needs. The elected and appointed members of the Worth County extension council provide guidance in identifying those needs to ensure that our educational programs are relevant, reliable and responsive.

Whether it’s resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to explore our website, call or email to learn how we can help you.

Well-Water Webinar

FREE webinar for household water well owners scheduled for April 17. Registration links are below.

Water Well Flooding: What Do You Do?

April 17th, Noon

Registration link: http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=1059&evt=04172014&t=1395157535576

Presenter: Michael Schnieders is a professional geologist and hydrologist, and senior consultant for Water Systems Engineering in Ottawa, Kansas.

In this Webinar, you will learn what to do and not to do if your well is infiltrated by flood waters. You will learn how best to restore your water quality and the functioning of your water well system.

 

For more information, visit the National Ground Water Association's website at www.ngwa.org or www.ngwa.org

Household well owners with questions about their water well system, water quality, or well construction can contact an information hotline operated by the National Ground Water Association at 855-420-9355 (855-H20-WELL).

Grazing School

June 10-11, Hundley Whaley, Albany MO, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM both days

Brochure (PDF)

News Release (PDF)

Northwest Missouri Extension News

This monthly newsletter provides practical advice on a variety of subjects and reports on extension activities throughout the region. Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use

Stock Talk Newsletter - Livestock specialists Shawn Deering, Jim Humphrey and Amie Schleicher provide information to current topics concerning animal care, breeding, disease and other concerns to the Northwest Missouri livestock producers.

Preventing Problems Associated with Herbicide Drift (PDF)

April 2014 issue of Ag Opportunities

Swine Exhibition Information

Quick Facts Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PDF)

Information for Swine Exhibitors (PDF)

Century Farm

Published: Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

COLUMBIA, Mo. – If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1914, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.

To qualify, farms must meet the following guidelines: The same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

“It is important to honor and respect our history,” said Michael Ouart, vice provost and director, University of Missouri Extension. “These farms represent both Missouri’s cultural heritage and the good stewardship that our farmers strive for.”

In 2008, the Missouri Farm Bureau joined MU Extension and the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources as a program sponsor.

“Missouri Farm Bureau is a proud partner in the recognition of century farms,” said Blake Hurst, president. “We applaud the hard-working farm families that have kept us fed and clothed for generations. They represent an important part of our heritage and laid a foundation for the bounty Americans enjoy every day.”

Applicants certified as owners of a 2014 Missouri Century Farm will be recognized by the MU Extension center in the county where the farm is located. Applicants are presented with a sign and a certificate.

Since Missouri began the program in 1976, more than 8,000 century farms have been recognized.

For applications received by May 1, a $65 fee covers the cost of a certificate, farm sign and booklet for approved applicants. If the application is received between May 1 and May 15, the cost is $75. Applications must be postmarked by May 15, 2014, to be considered.

Application (PDF)