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David Burton
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Springfield, MO 65807

March 2, 2018

Workshop to Explain Missouri's Complex
Fence Laws set for March 5 in Cassville

CASSVILLE, Mo. - A program to discuss Missouri's Complicated Fence Law will begin at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Barry County Courthouse on the square in Cassville. The Barry County Extension Council and Barry County Commission are sponsoring the program.

There is a fee of $10 per person for the workshop to cover program and material costs. Pre-registration can be done by calling the Barry County MU Extension office at 847-3161.

"Missouri continues to have a very complicated fence law, in large part because two separate laws covered in the state depending on the county that your land is in," according to Joe Koenen, an agricultural business specialist with University of Missouri Extension, who will be presenting the program. "If you own land, you need to know the law and how it impacts you whether you own livestock or not. In 2016, a portion of the law was changed to address livestock liability that affects livestock and non-livestock owners alike."

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. Koenen 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 presented via Skype for Business or Zoom so attendees can see the presentation and ask questions of the presenter. If you have any questions, would like to register or need more information please contact the Barry County MU Extension Center at 417 -847-3161 or by email at barryco@missouri.edu.

Source: Reagan Bluel, (417)847-3161

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