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January 20, 2017


Updated Jan. 18, 2017 ...
MU Extension Ag Programs in SW Missouri this Winter

GALENA, Mo. - Agriculture and other specialists in southwest Missouri working with University of Missouri Extension are planning a large number of winter trainings and conferences covering a variety of timely agriculture and horticulture topics.

The list of programs is growing daily. A regularly updated list can be found on the Greene County Extension website at http://extension.missouri.edu/greene.

Here are the January events that are known at this time but keep checking back. Several conferences are still in the planning stages including cattle health workshop for Greene County.

JANUARY PROGRAMS

Barry County Soils and Crops Conference, Mon. Jan. 23. 6:00-9:00 pm. at the First Christian Church in Cassville. Cost $5, dinner included. Pre-registration requested. Topics include Trichomonisis, Phosphorus Chemistry 101 and Using Wrapped Hay for Your Herd's Forage Source. Call the Barry County Extension Center for more information at 417-847-3161.

Southwest Missouri Beef Cattle Conference, Thurs. Jan. 26 at 4 p.m., at Stockton United Methodist Church Family Life Center, Stockton. Cost for the program is $20 per person and this include dinner. Registration after January 20, 2017 or at the door will be $30 per person. To register call the Cedar County Extension Center 417-276-3313.

Texas County Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Thur. Jan. 26 from 6:00-8:30 pm, $12 for training manual, Texas County Extension Center, Houston, MO, 417-967-4545

Webster County Diversified Agriculture Conference, Sat. Jan. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Faith Southern Baptist Church, Marshfield. Cost is $15 per adult. Contact Webster County Extension Center at 417-859-2044 or by email at websterco@missouri.edu to register for lunch.

Growing the Grower Series: Berry Production, Mon. Jan. 30 from 6-8 pm, Stone County Library, 106 E. 5th St, Galena, MO, $5 charge, preregistration requested by calling Sara Wikoff at 417-334-4544 ext. 252 or by emailing to sara2323@live.missouristate.edu.

Ozark County Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Mon. Jan. 30 from 6:00-8:30 pm, $12 for training manual, Ozark County Extension Center, Gainesville, MO, 417-679-3525

Monet Dairy Day, Tues. Jan. 31, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Monett Armory. Topics include vaccination programs, spring milk strategies and federal milk marketing. $5 fee. For more information and to pre-register call the Barry County Extension Center at 417-847-3161.

Monett Beef Conference, Tues. Jan. 31, 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm, at the Monett Armory. Topics include 2017 beef market outlook, risk management options, using DNR for cattle selection and weed control in pastures. $5 fee payable at the door. For more information, call the Lawrence County Extension Center at 417-466-3102.

Farm Estate and Succession Planning, Tues. Jan. 31 at 6 pm at the Lockwood United Methodist Life Center. Cost $135 (family discounts available), dinner included, must register to 417-637-2112 by 1/23. This is a 4- series class meeting weekly on 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 and 2/21

FEBRUARY

Winter Dairy Day, Tues, Feb. 7, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm at Alice Irenes Restaurant in Marionville, MO (formerly known as the Crane Dairy Day). Topics include farm succession planning, top ten benchmarks for successful dairies, reduced-lignin alfalfa and a youth panel on the future of the dairy industry. $5 fee to attend. Preregister by calling the Lawrence County Extension Center at 417-466-3102.

MORE INFORMATION

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. Additional information on this topic is available online at http://extension.missouri.edu.


Source: Tim Schnakenberg, (417) 357-6812

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