Grazing School, Sept. 20-21, Unionville

Management intensive grazing schools are designed to teach producers, educators and agency staff the basics of management intensive grazing with a hands-on approach. This two-day intensive workshop provides opportunities for in-depth discussions, field exercises, and reference materials that cover both livestock and agronomic topics related to grazing. Brochure with entry information at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Ag/GrazingSchool.pdf.

It's a great time to join 4-H
New year begins October 1

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 the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866 to learn how to join 4-H

Sheep Market Report for September 4, 2018 at Kirksville Livestock Market (pdf)

Women in Ag, October 5

Women in Ag workshops reach out to women who are involved in agriculture and provides interesting and relevant topics useful to working and managing a farm. A Women in Ag workshop will be held in Kirksville on October 5. Find more information in the program flyer at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Hort/WIA.pdf

Missouri Steer Feedout

Entry deadline is October 10 with actual pickup date November 6. Steers must be born in 2018 and weigh over 500 lbs. on delivery. They should be weaned by September 22. Find more information in the feedout brochure (pdf). Entry form available at https://tinyurl.com/yddtogyb.

Mushroom Workshop, November 2

Have you ever wanted to grow mushrooms? If so, this is the workshop for you. Tour a mushroom farm, learn about growing mushrooms and types of mushrooms. Class fee includes 5 logs that you will inoculate and take home, plus lunch. Only 25 spots available so hurry and register. Get the registration form at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Hort/Mushroom.pdf.

Missouri Livestock Symposium

The Missouri Livestock Symposium will be held Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1 at the Kirksville Middle School. We are currently taking trade show registrations and booking educational speakers. An exceptional program is planned again for this year. NEW for 2018 - A special Ag Lenders Seminar is in the works for Friday during the day with Dr. David Kohl. Watch for more information on this soon. The Nutrition Educators Training will again be held on Friday during the day. We hope to have lots of updated information out soon so stay up-to-date with what's going on at http://www.missourilivestock.com/ and Like us on Facebook.

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.

 

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.