2016 Ag Update Meeting Schedule And Upcoming Programs 

For a list of upcoming trainings please visit:  http://extension.missouri.edu/nwhort/ag-updates.aspx

Supervisor Training Certificate Program Maryville/Chillicothe

“Looking to help employees promote or become more effective supervisors? Want to improve your own leadership skills and improve your career opportunities? The University of Missouri Extension in the northwest region has an opportunity to help businesses and employees enhance the supervisory and leadership skills within their organizations. For more information, please visit http://extension.missouri.edu/nwregion/supervisorytrainingseries.aspx.”

Jerry Baker, Clint Dougherty, Amie Schleicher, Cindy Wells & Jessica Trussell

NW MTI Training Team

Missouri Century Farm Application Process

Published: Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

COLUMBIA, Mo. – If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1916, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.

To qualify, farms must meet the following guidelines. The same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

“One hundred consecutive years of family ownership of a farm is a milestone to be recognized from a cultural and stewardship perspective,” said Tom Henderson, interim vice provost for University of Missouri Extension.

In 2008, the Missouri Farm Bureau joined MU Extension and the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources as a program sponsor.

“Missouri Farm Bureau is a proud partner in the recognition of century farms,” said Blake Hurst, president. “We applaud the hard-working farm families that have kept us fed and clothed for generations. They represent an important part of our heritage and laid a foundation for the bounty Americans enjoy every day.”

Applicants certified as owners of a 2016 Missouri Century Farm will be recognized by the local MU Extension center in the county where the farm is located. Applicants are presented with a sign and a certificate.

Since Missouri began the program in 1976, more than 8,000 century farms have been recognized.

For applications received by May 1, a $65 fee covers the cost of a certificate, farm sign and booklet for approved applicants. If the application is received between May 1 and May 16, the cost is $75. Applications must be postmarked by May 16, 2016, to be considered.

For application forms and information, call Extension Publications toll-free at 1-800-292-0969, contact your local MU Extension office, or visit the program website at http://extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm.

 

Upcoming Trainings for Spring 2016 

Aging in Place by Extension Specialist, Connie Neal 

If you are looking for answers as to how to age in place as abilities change, this concept may be of interest to you.  For many, their homes will not allow them to age in place without making some expensive changes.  For others, they are looking to retrofit their current home or  to relocate to a neighborhood that will allow them to be more accessible to services they will need.  That is where universal design or the “aging in place” concept comes into focus.  Its features are for everyone…it truly is housing for a lifetime.  

Training Date: Thursday March 8, 2016

Time: 6:30-8pm

Registration fee: $10

Location: Northwest Technical School, 1515 South Munn, Maryville MO 64468

Register online: http://www.nts.maryville.k12.mo.us/personal-enrichment.html  or by calling 660-582-8311

 

Green Cleaning by Extension Specialist, Connie Neal 

 Learn how to make your own cleaning products for pennies using natural, less toxic products that you have in your own home._ Participants will receive a Healthy Homes publication from the National Center for Healthy Housing as well as a recipe booklet for making your own green cleaning products.  Each participant will also make and take an all-purpose cleaner

Training Date: Tuesday April 5, 2016

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Registration fee: $15

Location: Northwest Technical School, 1515 South Munn, Maryville MO 64468

Register online: http://www.nts.maryville.k12.mo.us/personal-enrichment.html  or by calling 660-582-8311

 

Leasing Missouri Land by Extension Specialist, Randa Doty

Training Date: April 7 and 14 

Time: 6-9pm both nights

Registration fee: $65/person or $80 per couple sharing materials

Location: Northwest Technical School, 1515 South Munn, Maryville MO 64468

Register online: http://www.nts.maryville.k12.mo.us/personal-enrichment.html  or by calling 660-582-8311

 

A Matter of Balance by Extension Specialist Connie Neal

Dates: May 4-27, 2016  Classes held on Wednesdays & Fridays during this time

Time: 9-11am

Location: Nodaway County Administration Building 1st floor meeting room, 403 North Market Maryville MO 64468

Register by calling the Nodaway County Extension office 660-582-8101