MU Extension offers class on state's complex fence laws

  • Published: Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021

UNIONVILLE, Mo. – Landowners can learn about Missouri’s complex fence laws Feb. 23 or March 8 at locations throughout the state and online.

“Missouri continues to have a complicated fence law,” says Joe Koenen, University of Missouri Extension agricultural business specialist. “Two separate laws cover the state, and they vary county to county. Both laws are subject to interpretation.”

Koenen has given presentations on fence law for more than 25 years. “If you own land, you need to know the law and how it impacts you whether you own livestock or not,” he says.

Sessions at each location will be offered via Zoom or in person. Space for in-person sessions will be limited at some locations due to COVID-19 measures.

All sessions are 6:30-9 p.m. Registration fee is $15. For details and registration, visit and search for “fence law.”

Tuesday, Feb. 23

  • MU Extension Center in Webster County – Marshfield
  • MU Southwest Research Center – Mount Vernon
  • MU Extension Center in Harrison County – Bethany
  • Valley Junior High & High School – Caledonia
  • MU Extension Center in Adair County – Kirksville
  • MU Extension Center in Buchanan County – St. Joseph
  • MU Extension Center in Randolph County – Moberly
  • Ellington Chamber of Commerce– Ellington
  • Nodaway County Administration Center – Maryville
  • United Methodist Church of Lathrop – Lathrop
  • MU Extension Center in Howard County – Fayette
  • Barton Campus, North Central Missouri College – Trenton

Monday, March 8

  • MU Extension Center in Pettis County – Sedalia
  • MU Extension Center in Barry County– Cassville
  • MU Extension Center in Gasconade County – Owensville
  • MU Extension Center in Boone County – Columbia
  • Memphis Fire Department  – Memphis
  • MU Extension Center in Barton County – Lamar
  • MU Extension Center in Macon County – Macon
  • MU Extension Center in Douglas County – Ava
  • Joni’s Shed – Hamilton
  • MU Extension Center in Madison County – Fredericktown
  • MU Extension Center in Texas County – Houston

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