Beef Cattle Winter Management Program

"Strategies and Economics of Feeding Cattle through the Winter"

Thursday, November 8; 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. The workshop is free but you must be pre-registered by November 5th to attend.  This workshop will be held at the Johnson County Extension Office, 135 W. Market Street; Warrensburg, MO.  Please call 660.747.3193 to register.

Speakers: David Hoffman, MU Extension Field Specialist in Livestock; Katie Neuner, MU Extension Ag Business Specialist; and Raysha Tate, MU Extension Ag Business Specialist.

Topics include: Feeding and management strategies of cattle with limited forage resources and the economics of managing and feeding cattle with limited forage resources.

Winter Feeding and Spring Pasture Management Updates

If you are interested in winter-feeding strategies and spring pasture management as a result of the 2018 drought, please attend one of the 7 workshops planned for October/November. Please contact the County's Extension Office direct for registration.  The program is free.

Winter Feeding and Spring Pasture Management Workshop Schedule.

Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?--October 17

Participants will learn how to pass on personal possessions and begin the discussions of transfer of and distribution of property.  Details of dates/times/registration.

Election Results for the 2019 4-H Council

President Kara, Mt. Moriah Hustler 4-H Club
VP Bekah, Good Neighbors 4-H Club
VP Carnival, Brianna, Good Neighbors 4-H Club
VP Farm Time Fun, Justin, Blackwater Bobcats 4-H Club
VP Clover Kid Day Camp, Colleen, Mineral Creek 4-H Club
Secretary Ebanie, Heartland 4-H Club
Treasurer Cooper, Mt. Moriah Hustlers 4-H Club
Reporter Marlys, Good Neighbors 4-H Club
Game & Song Leaders Zach and Ryan, Good Neighbors 4-H Club
Adult Advisors Heather and Ann, Blackwater Bobcats and Good Neighbors.

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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