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Procedure changes for those needing to renew pesticide applicator license

Growers needing to recertify or certify for a private pesticide applicator license usually attend a training event or come to their local County Extension office to watch a DVD. Because of COVID-19, this procedure has changed. The Missouri Department of Agriculture and the University of Missouri policy is “until further notice, private applicators are no […]

State of Emergency

Governor Parson signs Executive Order 2002 declaring a state of emergency in Missouri

Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 2002 declaring a state of emergency in Missouri in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Governor Parson announced the emergency declaration in a press conference on Friday. The following individuals were also present at the press conference: Dr. Randall Williams, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) […]

Sunn Hemp Research

Department of Agriculture to hold training for those interested in becoming certified industrial hemp samplers

The Missouri Department of Agriculture will hold a training session for individuals interested in becoming certified industrial hemp samplers. Training will be held at the University of Missouri Forage Systems Research Center east of Linneus the afternoon of March 24th at 1 o’clock. Field Specialist in Agronomy Valerie Tate says certified industrial hemp samplers must […]

Thompson Research Center

Artificial insemination school to be held at Thompson Research Farm in Spickard

A cattle artificial insemination school will be held at the University of Missouri Thompson Research Farm in Spickard. The event will be held on the evenings of March 25th through 27th from 5 to 9 o’clock. Activities will include classroom and hands-on training of AI technique, semen handling, estrus synchronization, and heat detection. Those attending […]

Jesse Hall University Missouri

University of Missouri cancels some “in-person” classes

The University of Missouri will cancel some in-person classes amid the growing outbreak of novel coronavirus. In-person classes were canceled as of 5 o’clock Wednesday, extending through Sunday. Faculty were asked to plan to teach remotely next week, (March 16 to 20). Existing online classes will continue as scheduled. Spring break for M-U happens the […]

Tackling Taxes

University of Missouri Extension to offer low-income households assistance with filing taxes

The University of Missouri Extension will provide assistance for low-income households filing income tax returns for the 2019 tax year. An informational letter is to be mailed next week to those who have received tax help through Volunteers In Tax Assistance in the past two years. Interested parties may contact the Grundy County Extension Office […]

Retirement Plan

MU Extension offers program to help farmers, businesses with succession and retirement planning

The University of Missouri Extension offers a series of Tuesday-night workshops to help farmers and business people with succession and estate and retirement planning. “Your Farm, Your Business, Your Future” is 6-9 p.m. February 4, 11 and 18 at multiple locations. An alternative date of March 3 is set in case of inclement weather. A […]

Fence on Farm

Program on Missouri fence laws set at locations throughout the state

University of Missouri Extension specialists will explain Missouri’s complicated fence laws 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, at locations throughout the state. “Missouri continues to have a complicated fence law,” says Joe Koenen, MU Extension agricultural business specialist. “Two separate laws cover the state, and they vary county to county. Both laws are subject to interpretation.” […]

Retirement Plan

Succession, Estate and Retirement program scheduled at area communities

The University of Missouri Extension will offer a class at various locations to help owners of farms and small businesses create a plan for transferring a farm or business to the next generation and address issues with estate and retirement planning. Your Farm, Your Business, Your Future will be held at the Harrison County Extension […]