FSMA PSA Produce Safety Alliance Food Safety Training - October 4

This workshop, designed for commercial fruit and vegetable producers, will be held from 8 a.m.  to 5:30p.m., Thursday, October 4, at the Howell County Extension Office, 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd, West Plains, MO 65775.

A registration fee of $20 will be charged to cover the cost of materials, lunch and expenses for the guest speakers. Contact the Howell County University of Missouri Extension Center at (417) 256-2391 for more information and to pre-register by October 1, 2018.

“Now that the FSMA rules for fresh produce are in place, farmers are encouraged to attend this workshop, which will satisfy the mandated training requirement for FSMA compliance” said Patrick Byers, horticulture specialist, University of Missouri Extension.

The FSMA mandated training includes modules on worker health and hygiene, soil amendments, wildlife and domesticated animals, production water, postharvest water, and postharvest handling and sanitation.  Additional topics on the meeting agenda include developing a farm food safety plan, including a traceback system.

Partners in the training include University of Missouri Extension, Lincoln University Extension, and the Howell County Commission.

University of Missouri Extension programs focus on the high-priority needs of Missourians. Each county extension center, with oversight by locally elected and appointed citizens, is your local link to practical education on almost anything.

Registration can be made online by clicking on the following lins |  https://extension2.missouri.edu/events/fsma-produce-safety-grower-training-1-2-3-4-5-6-7 |

 

Time to Scout for Fall Armyworm

Fall armyworms have been found in portions of the area, scout pastures and crop fields now.  Scouting is best done in the early morning hours, in the late evening, or on cloudy days because newly hatched larvae avoid light.  Search for small larvae on the ground and look for feeding damage on lower plant foliage. 

If there are four or more fall armyworms per square foot, control is necessary to prevent economic loss.  The affected areas can be grazed, hayed, or sprayed to remove the pest.  For more information on control options for fall armyworm contact MU Extension Regional Agronomy Specialist Sarah Kenyon at (417) 256-2391 or kenyons@missouri.edu

 

Drought Survival Meeting Handouts

Information From Dr. Eric Bailey, Dr. Randy Wiedmeier, Dr. Sarah Kenyon and Jim Spencer, Jr. |Handouts|

 

The Meat Substitute Issue (Fake Meats!)

Article Link
 

Tough Times, the Drought by Randy Wiedmeier

Article Link

 

Mineral Supplementation for Livestock

Randy Wiedmeier, Regional Livestock Specialist, complied a 4 part information series about mineral supplementation for livestock. 

 

Review of Principles of Crossbreeding by Randy Wiedmeier, Regional Livestock specialist

Review of Principles of Crossbreeding link

 

Grazing Livestock Nutrition Power Point 
by:  Randy Wiedmeier
 

This presentation was presented at the Intensive Grazing School |click here for presentation |

 

Missouri Century Farm

If your farm has been in your family since December 31, 2018, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.  Applications will be taken from February 1 through May 15. Click on the application link | http://extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm/documents/2018.pdf |

 

Sign-up for 4-H 

The 2017-2018 season has started. Join 4-H today.  Click on the link | http://4h.missouri.edu/join-4h.aspx | to join.    If you have question, please contact Dr. Krista Tate at 417-256-2391 or by email tatekr@missouri.edu
This website is your source for additional information and contacts.  30 Things to Know About 4-H (PDF)

 

Make a difference in a Childs life.  Become a 4-H volunteer

Click on the link |http://4h.missouri.edu/volunteer.aspx | to sign-up today.  

 

Lucky Clover Valley 4-H October Club Newsletter

Click on the link to read the October Newsletter.

 

South Central Missouri AG News

Sarah Kenyon, Howell County agronomy specialist and Randy Wiedmeier, Ozark County livestock specialist,along with Ted Probert, Wright County Dairy Specialist and Bob Schultheis, Webster County Natural Resource Engineer will be publishing an online newsletter monthly. If there is a topic that you would like information on contact, Sarah at kenyons@missouri.edu. We hope you enjoy the current newsletter(PDF) South Central Missouri AG News. Past newsletters may be accessed through the livestock page.

 

 

2017 Howell County Annual Report

The 2017 Annual Report for Howell County Extension showcases the impact of extension programs and why it is important to residents of Howell County. Download a copy to read today  2017 Annual Report

 

Extension Expert Guides

To view the specialists that are located in the Southwest region use the link below.

http://http://extension.missouri.edu/greene/documents/PlansReports/ExpertGuide.pdf

 

Donate to Extension

http://DONATE TO YOUR COUNTY EXTENSION: at https://donatetomu.missouri.edu/Extension/

 

4-H Corner

For more information on Missouri 4-H, please visit 4h.missouri.edu. For all other local information, please visit the 4-H Page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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