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January 27, 2017
Updated Jan 25, 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.
Some private pesticide applicator trainings are planned for this month in. Call the nearest county extension office to get the date and time of the local training. In addition to those certification trainings, a number of other agriculture programs are planned.
Winter Dairy Day, Tues, Feb. 7, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Alice Irene's Restaurant in Marionville, (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.
Growing the Grower Series: High Tunnels & other Crop Protection Structures, Thursday, Feb. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Hollister FFA Ag Building, $5 charge, preregistration requested by calling Sara Wikoff at 417-334-4544 ext. 252.
Missouri Master Beekeeper Program, "Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping Class" 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Feb. 11, Howell County, West Plains, MO, 417-256-2391
Missouri Fence Law, Monday, Feb. 13 in West Plains, Marshfield, Stockton, and Pineville.
Barton County Soils and Crops Conference, Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 9 a.m. at the Thiebaud Auditorium. Cost $5, includes lunch, RSVP to 417-682-3579. Topics: Johnson Grass Control, 2017 Soybean Weed Management, Soil Health Assessment Survey Update, Nitrogen Timing for Corn and Pastures.
Stone County Livestock and Forage Conference, Thursday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Crane. Topics include weed and brush control, steer feed-out program and bermudagrass as a forage option. $5 fee. Preregister by calling the Stone County Extension Center at 417-357-6812.
Master Gardener Core Training, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, Feb. 16 to April 6 in Springfield. Most of the classes will be held at the Botanical Center. The cost to attend the classes is $150 per person or $255 for couples sharing a textbook. If interested in the training, contact Kelly McGowan, horticulture educator with MU Extension, at 874-2965 or by email at email@example.com
Newton County Hay School, Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Neosho High School FFA building. Cost $35, lunch included. Must register by calling 417-455-9500.
Grow Your Farm Series, scheduled on Monday evenings from Feb. 20 to Apr. 10, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Southwest Research Center in Mt. Vernon. Two Saturday farm tours are scheduled. Cost is $130 per farm business or $35 per farm business for socially disadvantaged farmers. For more information or to preregister, call the Christian County Extension Center at 417-581-3558
Dairy Profit Seminar, Tues. Feb. 21. For more information, call the Barry County Extension Center 417-847-3161.
Taney County Livestock and Forage Conference, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the High School Cafeteria in Forsyth. Topics include assisting the cow at calving time, tips for weaning calves and johnsongrass. $5 fee. Preregister by calling the Taney County Extension Center at 417-546-4431.
33rd Spring Forage Conference on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at University Plaza in Springfield. Check out their website: www.springforageconference.com or call 417-532-6305 ext. 101, for more information. $35 charge if registering by Feb. 14. $45 if after Feb. 14.
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