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David Burton
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Springfield, MO 65807

January 19, 2018

Workshop to Explain Missouri's Complext Fence Laws
is Feb. 13 in Stockton; Must Pre-Reigster by Feb. 9

STOCKTON, Mo. - A program to discuss Missouri's Complicated Fence Law will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 13 at the Cedar County Library, 717 East St., Stockton, Mo.

The fee for this University of Missouri Extension workshop is $15 per person which covers the program and materials. Pre-registration and payment is required to the Cedar County MU Extension Center (113 South Street, Stockton, Mo. 65785) by Feb. 9.

"Missouri continues to have a complicated fence law, in large part due to the fact that two separate laws covered in the state depending on the county that your land is in," said Joe Koenen, agricultural business specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

Koenen has been presenting programs on the fence law for over 25 years throughout the state. This program will be done via Skype for Business or Zoom so attendees can see the presentation and also ask questions of Koenen as he makes his presentation.

"If you own land, you really need to know the law and how it impacts you. In 2016, a portion of the law was changed to address livestock liability that affects livestock and non-livestock owners alike," said Koenen.

Other problems are that both laws are subject to interpretation and can be a little different, depending on the county where the land is located. A comparison of both laws will be given at the program.

"Landowners need to be aware of what the law is in their county, and this meeting will help them better understand their rights and responsibilities," said Koenen.

For more information or to register, contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313 or Patrick Davis by email at

Source: Dr. Patrick Davis, 417-276-3313

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