Missouri Century Farms

 

The Missouri Century Farm program's history dates back to 1976 as a result of the Missouri Committee for Agriculture that was co-chaired by James B. Boillot, Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture, and Elmer R. Kiehl, Dean of the College of Agriculture, University of Missouri. The committee's purpose was to organize the American Revolution Bicentennial celebration in Missouri. One activity that was initiated by the committee was the "Centennial Farm" project, which awarded certificates to persons owning farms that had been in the same family for 100 years or more. Interest in the program continued after 1976. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and University of Missouri Extension planned a 10-year update in 1986 called the "Century Farm" program. This program has been sustained as a yearly event with over 100 farms recognized each year. In 2008, the Missouri Farm Bureau became a program co-sponsor.

Applications are due by May 15, 2018. For more information, visit http://extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm/apply.aspx 

 

Testing Pressure Canning Lids

 

The art of preserving foods is very popular.  The safety of the canned food product is vital to the well-being of those individuals enjoying the canned product.  The Lincoln County Extension Center offers testing of canner gauges to ensure accuracy when processing food products. The testing process takes approximately 10-15 minutes.  If the canner base and lid are available, a visual inspection of the canner is conducted with results provided to individuals. However, the pressure gauge can be tested separately, if desired.  Be safe, please call in advance to schedule a time to test your pressure canner gauge.  Times are available between 8:30 a m to 4:30 p m, Monday through Friday..

Testing equipment is available for the following products: Presto; National; Maid of Honor and Magic Seal.   We are unable to test All American.

Please contact the extension center if you have further questions or need information on food preservation.

 

Private Pesticide Applicator Training available

Growers wanting to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides must have a certified private pesticide applicators license issued by the Missouri Department of Agriculture.  Successful completion of University of Missouri Extension private applicator training is the requirement for receiving the license. Ag producers who were unable to attend the scheduled meeting but wishing to obtain a Private Applicator license should contact the office to schedule an appointment to view the Department of Agriculture video.  Contact the Lincoln County Extension Center by calling 636-528-4613. 

There is no cost for the training, however, EPA requires producers to have a copy of the "Private Pesticide Applicator Core Manual" which will be available during the training for $12.  The training is for producers of agriculture commodities wanting to become a certified private applicator or for growers needing recertification training to renew their license for five years.   

Your community classroom

MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in Lincoln County. We connect people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of our communities. MU Extension in Lincoln County is your one-stop source for practical education and information on almost anything.

MU Extension partners with the Lincoln County Commission and other local organizations to provide education, information and services that meet people’s needs. The elected and appointed members of the Lincoln County Extension Council provide guidance in identifying those needs to ensure that our educational programs are relevant, reliable and responsive.

Whether it’s resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to explore our website, call or email to learn how we can help you.”

Fair dates for 2018!

The Lincoln County Fair will be held July 10-14 at the fair grounds in Troy, Missouri.  Additional information is available at www.lincolncountyfair.net

The Missouri State Fair will be held August 9-19 in Sedalia. Additional information on the Missouri State Fair can be found at www.mostatefair.com as event plans are finalized.