Building It From the Ground Up Farming

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This program is designed to address the needs of landowners looking to improve their property as well as their outputs and profitability over the long run of the operation. Realizing finances may be limited and/or restricted we will be working with those individuals trying to make sound economic decisions about their operations.

Targeting both new and old landowners/operators looking to run up to 30-75 breeding cows, 100 stockers, 50-75 breeding goats and/or sheep, or a small, registered livestock operation, on farms ranging from 20-160+ acres, operated as a part time and/or hobby farm as well as the full-time farmer. This may not be their sole source of income, but a part-time occupation, recreational/retirement farm. It is not only about making a living on the farm, but about living on the farm, raising children on the farm, and having the rural way of life. The farm just needs to pay for itself and if it makes a little money along the way….. Great!

Each program will consist of two or three segments, running approximately 45-90 minutes, with a break in between allowing for questions and refreshments. You may attend only the evenings you want or sign up to attend the entire program. The choice is yours.  Classes will run from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.  All classes will be held at the Buffalo Alumni Building in Buffalo MO. Refreshments will be provided during each session. 

For additional information contact: 

Terry Halleran @ Hickory County MU Extension Office at 417-745-6767


Katie Stewart @ the Dallas County MU Extension Office at 417 345 7551 

Cost: Free

2/6/23 - Soils and Soil Nutrition on Your farm
- Travis Harper & Terry Halleran
2/13/23 - Pasture Conditions - Terry Halleran & Tim Schnakenberg
2/20/23 - Cow/calf Operation - Andy McCorkill
2/27/23 - Building a Farmstead - Terry Halleran
3/6/23 - Stockers and Backgrounders - Andy McCorkill
3/13/23 - Sheep and Goat Production - Jennifer Lutes
3/20/23 - Economics of the Livestock Business - Kyle Whittaker

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