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David Burton
Civic Communications Specialist
2400 S. Scenic Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807

January 5, 2018

Scheduled MU Extension Agriculture Programs
in Southwest Missouri During the Winter

SPRINGFIELD, 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 and are being scheduled online at

Several conferences are still in the planning stages and this list will be updated regularly.


KOMA 4-State Beef Cattle Conference: Jan. 16, 2018, from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Springfield Livestock Marketing Center, 6821 West Independence Drive, Springfield $20 per person. To register contact Dr. Patrick Davis, Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313.

89th Barry Co. Soils and Crops Conference, 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., Jan. 9 at First Christian Church, 905 Old Exeter Rd. Cassville. $5 per person. Contact Reagan Bluel at (417) 847-3161. Event includes a sponsored meal starting at 6 p.m.

Dade Forage and Crops Conference, Jan. 18, 2018, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Lockwood United Methodist Church, Lockwood. $5 per person. To register, call the Dade County Extension office at 417-637-2112.

Stretching Your Hay Supply and Preventing Anaplasmosis, 22-Jan-18, 6:30 p.m. at Howell County Extension Center, 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd., West Plains. Fee $10/farm. To register call 417-256-2391.

Diversified Agriculture Conference, Jan. 27, 2018, 8:30am-1:30p.m. at Faith Southern Baptist Church, Marshfield. Cost is $15 per person. Contact Webster County Extension Center, 417-859-2044 to register. Program speakers will address new technologies in artificial insemination, small farm moneymakers, minimizing pesticide drift, feeding animals for profit, and "what killed MY cow?"

Winter Dairy Day, Jan. 31, starting at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter Church of Christ, Billings. Cost is $5 per person. Contact Barry County Extension at 417-847-3161 to register. Program topics include: "How to manage your SCC" by Ted Probert, MU Extension Dairy specialist; "Milk fever is robbing your bottomline," with Reagan Bluel, MU Extension Dairy Specialist, and "Calving assistance" with Dr. Scott Poock, MU State Dairy Vet.


Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Feb. 2, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Springfield Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave, Springfield. Cost is $25 per person. Call 417-881-8909 or register online at

Private Pesticide Applicator Training, starting at 1 p.m., Feb. 7, at Jasper County Extension Office. Cost is $25 per person. Call the Jasper County Extension office at 417-358-2158 to register.

Taney County Livestock and Forage Conference, Feb. 8, 2018 - 6 p.m. at Forsyth High School, Forsyth. Call Taney County Extension at 417-546-4431 for details or to register.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training, 1 p.m., Feb. 8. Cost of $25 per person. McDonald County Extension 417-223-4775.

49th Monett Dairy Day, starts at 10 a.m., Feb. 8 at Monett Armory, 300 Chapell Dr. Monett, MO 65708. Admission is $5 per person. For more information or to register contact Reagan Bluel at the Barry County Extension office, (417) 847-3161. Program topics include: "How to make the most of your DHIA records," with Mark Witherspoon, General Manager MidSouth Dairy Records; "Cost analysis of feeding raw milk to calves during spring flush," with Stacey Hamilton, University of Missouri Extension Dairy Specialist; "How to contract milk and feed for more consistent budgeting," with Joe Horner, University of Missouri Extension Economist; and "Dry cow rations: Big bang for your buck," with Reagan Bluel, University of Missouri Extension Dairy Specialist.

Monett Beef Conference, begins at 4 p.m., Feb. 8 at Monett Armory, 300 Chapell Dr. Monett. Call Lawrence County Extension for details at 466-3102

Barton County Soils and Crops Conference, 9 a.m, Feb. 15 at Thiebaud Auditorium, Lamar. Cost is $5 per person. To register or for more information call 417-682-3579.

Stone County Livestock and Forage Conference, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Feb. 15 at Crane First Baptist Church, Crane. Speaker topics are "What killed the cow," with Dr. Tim Evans and "Cattle Vaccination Schedules," with Dr. Craig Payne. Call Stone County Extension at 417-357-6812 for details or to register.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training, 1 p.m., Feb. 15, at First Baptist Church Lamar. Cost is $25 per person. Call Barton County MU Extension at 417-682-3579.

Spring Forage Conference, starts at 9 a.m., Feb 26-27 at University Plaza Hotel, Springfield. Details along with registration information online at


Novel Tall Fescue Renovation School, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 6 at Southwest Research Center, Mt. Vernon. The cost is $60 per individual or $110 couple for a couple. Call Lawrence County Extension for details at 466-3102.

95th Ag Production Conference, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center, 6821 West Independence , Springfield. Free with meal but pre-registration is required. To register call 417-881-8909 or go online to


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

Source: David Burton, (417) 881-8909

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