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Registration deadline extended for animal disease outbreak workshop

Writer:

Linda Geist
Writer
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 573-882-9185
Email: GeistLi@missouri.edu

Published: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Story source:

Teng Teeh Lim, 573-882-9519

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The deadline to register for five University of Missouri Extension workshops on preventing and responding to disease outbreaks has been extended to March 3.

Teng Lim, MU Extension agricultural engineer, says government groups have collaborated to bring an awareness of diseases that threaten the health of food animals and wildlife.

MU Extension, MU Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, MU College of Veterinary Medicine, North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center, Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Animal Health Division and Missouri Department of Natural Resources sponsor the one-day workshop.

Workshops will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on the following dates:

March 13. Neosho, Williams Agricultural Science Center, Crowder College. For directions, go to crowder.edu/about-crowder/campus-information.

March 14. Buffalo, O’Bannon Community Center, 315 E. Ramsey.

March 17: Jackson, MU Extension Center in Cape Girardeau County, 684 W. Jackson Trail.

March 20: Sedalia, Pork Place, Missouri State Fairgrounds. For a map of the fairgrounds, go to goo.gl/5xq63v.

March 24: Kirksville, Missouri Department of Conservation Northeast Regional Office, 3500 S. Baltimore St.

Preregistration is required. There is a $25 fee per person for materials, lunch and refreshments. Each registrant will receive a USB flash drive containing biosecurity information.

A printable flier and registration form is available at extension.missouri.edu/n/3009. To register, send the completed form and a check payable to University of Missouri to Misty Grant, 207 Agricultural Engineering Building, Columbia, MO 65211-5200. Register by March 3. For more information, contact Misty Grant at 573-882-2731 or grantmm@missouri.edu.