Century Farm Application Time!

Has your farm been owned by the same family for at least 100 consecutive years?

If so, apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. Applications are being accepted now through May 15. 

February is American Heart Month

Read Melissa Cotton's article on the importance of heart health.  Melissa is the County Engagement Specialist in Nutrition and Health Education, serving Johnson County.

Living a Health Life with Diabetes

FREE workshop in Kingsville, MO, beginning on Thursdays, March 7, from 1-3 p.m. Register by March 4.

Cooking Matters

A FREE Health Cooking Class for Adults. For more information and registration, contact Melissa Cotton.

Online Resources for Winter Weather

Compilation of websites, Extension publications, and newsletters as January acts like January.

Regional Events

February 21. El Dorado Springs, MO Fence Law Workshop

February 21. Lamar, MO Regional Hay Workshop

February 28. Deepwater, MO Cattle Producers Workshop

March 4. Nevada, MO, ReproGene 2019

March 8. Humansville, MO. Beef Quality Assurance Training, 6 p,m.. Call 417-399-4800.

Meet MU Extension's Newest Face in Johnson County

Dr. Stephen Mukembo

County Engagement Specialist in Community and Economic Development

Soil Testing

Basic soil testing analyzes nutrient content and fertility status. Results include fertilizer and lime recommendations. Additional tests are available for nutrient management plans, environmental issues, potting mixes, compost, manure and water usage. Each sample should contain about 1½ cups of dry soil from 6 to 7 inches deep. Consult our soil testing publications for specific instructions. Results are typically provided within two weeks.

There is a $20 per sample fee for testing soil. Results are normally returned within two weeks. Soil samples should be dry. Wet samples will delay results.

Five Strategies for Saving

As the price of food, clothing, shelter, education, healthcare, hobbies and vacations continue to rise, is it possible for budget-conscious parents to save money without making dramatic changes - without doing a complete lifestyle overhaul? As it happens, small sacrifices go a long way, and can make a big difference.

Here are 5 ways to save money, and they require practically zero effort. Click here for Dedra Thomas' article (PDF).

Missouri Master Naturalists

The Missouri Master Naturalist program mixes science with service, engaging Missourians in stewardship of the state's natural resources through science-based education and volunteer community service. The program is a partnership between the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Missouri University Extension.  

For More Information:  Click Here (PDF)


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