AgEBB-MU CAFNR Extension

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

February 17, 2017

Missouri's Complex Fence Laws to be
Explained at Program March 7 in Cassville

CASSVILLE, Mo. — A program to discuss Missouri's complicated fence law is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., Tuesday, March 7 at The Courthouse, 700 Main Street in Cassville.

There is a $10 charge for this meeting, and that covers the program and materials. Pre-registration is required to ensure adequate materials are prepared.

"Missouri continues to have a very complicated fence law, in large part because two separate laws cover the state depending on the county that your land is in" according to Joe Koenen, agricultural business specialist with University of Missouri Extension who will present the program. "If you own land you need to know the law and how it impacts you whether you own livestock or not."

Another problem, according to Koenan, is 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 this program.

Koenan has been presenting programs on the fence law for over 25 years throughout the state. 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.

This program will be delivered via Lync so attendees can see the presentation and also ask questions of the presenter. It allows the presenter (Joe) to talk to several folks throughout the state without traveling concurrently.

Contact Reagan Bluel at the Barry County Extension Office 847-3161 to register.

Source: Reagan Bluel, (417) 847-3161

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