Zentz family recognized for Century Farm

Albert and Mary Zentz, Missouri Century FarmAlbert and Mary Zentz of Hurdland were recently honored for their Missouri Century Farm. The land has been in the Zentz family since 1919. Applications for next year will be available from February 1 to May 15. MU Extension, MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and the Farm Bureau jointly sponsor the Missouri Century Farms program.

Congratulations Albert and Mary!

Growing Garlic in Missouri program Sept. 20

Garlic is an emerging specialty crop in Missouri. Commercial production is increasing as consumer demand increases. Whether you already grow garlic commercially, are interested in learning more or are a backyard garlic grower, you won’t want to miss this educational opportunity on Friday, Sept. 20. The program will be held at the Department of Conservation Northeast Regional office on South Baltimore from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Cost is $10 to cover expenses. Lunch not provided (you can bring your lunch with you). Call the Adair County Extension Center to register at 660-665-9866. More information at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Hort/garlic.pdf.

It's a great time to join 4-H
New year starts October 1

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is young people making new friends and memories while preparing to be leaders of today and tomorrow. We are a volunteer-led organization that reaches boys and girls through small groups called clubs. 4-H members choose from over 40 projects in which to participate. Most projects use hands-on learning experiences to teach subject matter and life-skills such as cooperation, leadership and decision making — skills that can be applied over and over for a lifetime. Contact the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866 to learn how to join 4-H

4-H and Tractor Supply Co. kick off Fall Paper Clover campaign

Every year, Missouri 4-Her’s participate in programs that help them develop the skills they need to succeed in their lives and careers. This fall, local Tractor Supply Co. stores continue their long-standing partnership with 4-H for the 2019 Fall Paper Clover campaign to let more youths experience 4-H’s youth-led, hands-on programming.

From Oct. 9 through Oct. 20, Tractor Supply Co. customers in Missouri can participate in the campaign by purchasing paper clovers for $1 or more at checkout. The funds raised will be awarded as scholarships to individual Missouri 4-H’ers wishing to attend 4-H camps and leadership conferences across the country. The total amount raised determines how many scholarships will be distributed following the campaign. Read more...

Livestock Symposium cover photo contest

Send us your best snapshots of Missouri farm life and enter this year's Missouri Livestock Symposium photo contest. Entries accepted through October 31, 2019. http://www.missourilivestock.com/

Show-Me-Select bred heifer sale

Friday, November 22, Kirksville Livestock Market, 6:30 p.m. More info available closer to date.

Missouri Livestock Symposium celebrates 20 years

The premier educational event for livestock producers will be held Friday and Saturday, December 6 & 7, 2019. Dr. Temple Grandin will be the Friday evening keynote speaker, along with award presentations for the Livestock Person of the Year, Agriculture Educators Lifetime Achievement Award and the photo contest. Stay up-to-date on the Symposium on our webpage and Facebook.

Artificial Insemination (AI) breeding barns available

There are AI breeding barns available for rent at three locations in northeast Missouri. For more information on the locations and rental information, see AI Breeding Barns (PDF)

Ag Connection newsletter shares timely information

The Ag Connection newsletter shares timely information on agricultural-related items. http://agebb.missouri.edu/agconnection/.

Fencing and boundary laws

Find helpful resources on Missouri's fencing and boundary laws, visit Missouri fence laws.