Garden 'n Grow - a summer gardening program for 8-13 year olds

The Kirksville Garden ’N Grow program meets every Monday and Thursday, May 30 to August 8 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the Adair County Extension Center. Garden ’N Grow is an educational opportunity developed by University of Missouri Extension that blends positive youth development and academic learning with horticulture training and community service. The program encourages the discovery of science and nature through gardening. Gardeners plant and care for their garden plots of vegetables. They are guided by adult educators and Master Gardeners. Gardening activities promote a sense of ownership, pride and responsibility.

Fee for the program is $30.00 per child. Space is limited to the first 10 to sign up. The deadline to register is May 20. How do I sign up…

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/

Search for 2019 Missouri Century Farms

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1919, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.

To qualify, 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.

Applications must be postmarked by May 15. Details and a downloadable application form are available at extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm.

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.

 

It's a great time to join 4-H
New year started 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

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.