Local foods workshop focuses on key business issues

Area farmers’ market vendors, managers, and local food producers are invited to a workshop February 28 in Macon. Workshop topics to be covered are small scale fruit and vegetable production, pricing your product, overview of Food Safety Modernization Acts (FSMA), growing grafted plants to increase profitability, AgriMissouri program, food safety guidelines, and results of the specialty crop survey.

The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Nolan’s Catering, 3002 Jims Road, Macon, Missouri. Lunch and handouts are included in the $20 course fee and participants should register by February 23. For more information or to register, please call the Schuyler County Extension Center at 660-457-3469 or email Darla Campbell at campbelld@missouri.edu.  Registration form can also be found at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Hort/localfoods.pdf.

Learn about fence laws

Learn about Missouri's complex fence law at the Adair County Extension Center on Monday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. Fee is $15.00 per person. Contact Darla Campbell to register at 660-457-3469 or campbelld@missouri.edu.

Dicamba training 

On Oct. 13, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to minimize the potential for off-target movement of Dicamba and further ensure effective use of three pesticides: DuPont’s FeXapan, BASF’s Engenia and Monsanto’s XtendiMax. The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced Missouri-specific restrictions for ENGENIA, XENDIMAX and FEXAPAN, including training requirements, a notice of application form, specific application times and cutoff dates for application. Find the complete details of these restrictions and information on training at http://agriculture.mo.gov/plants/pesticides/dicamba-facts.php.

Soil testing fees to increase January 1

Effective January 1, 2018 the cost of a regular soil test will increase from $15.00 to $17.50 per sample. This is our first price increase in over 10 years.

 

It's a great time to join 4-H

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is young people making new friends and memories while preparing to be leaders of today and tomorrow. We are a volunteer-led organization that reaches boys and girls through small groups called clubs. 4-H members choose from over 40 projects in which to participate. Most projects use hands-on learning experiences to teach subject matter and life-skills such as cooperation, leadership and decision making — skills that can be applied over and over for a lifetime. Contact Michelle Klem, 4-H youth development specialist at klemmd@missouri.edu or at 660-665-9866 to learn how to join 4-H. Clover Kids (5 to 7 year olds on 1/1/18) kickoff is October 24, 6 p.m. at the Extension Center.

Missouri Training Institute

Missouri Training Institute offers programs in northeast Missouri For nearly 30 years, the Missouri Training Institute (MTI) has provided training and consulting services to improve business performance and organizational effectiveness for public, private, and not-for-profit organizations. Call Michelle today at 660-665-9866 or klemmd@missouri.edu to find out how MIT can work for you!

Artificial Insemination (AI) breeding barns available

There are AI breeding barns available for rent at three locations in northeast Missouri. For more information on the locations and rental information, see AI Breeding Barns (PDF)

Ag Connection newsletter shares timely information

The Ag Connection newsletter shares timely information on agricultural-related items. Read these articles at http://agebb.missouri.edu/agconnection/.

Fencing and boundary laws

Find helpful resources on Missouri's fencing and boundary laws, visit Missouri fence laws.