Dealing With COVID-19 On The Farm

Many have figured out how to deal with COVID-19 at home or when going to the store, but what about farmers…  Farm families face unique challenges.  The work needs to be done and the window of opportunity is small and weather dependent.  While some of the work means you will be distancing yourself from others, other tasks mean working together.  […]

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Leap Into The Soup Supper Fun and Games – Extension Fundraiser

The Livingston County Extension and Livingston County 4H clubs invite you to a special event on Leap Day, February 29th.  The “Leap Into The Soup Supper Fun and Games” event will be held at the Jenkins Building of the Livingston County Fair Grounds.  Extension Director Shaun Murphy says this is a cooperative fundraiser for the Livingston County Extension Council. A […]

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Grain Marketing Workshop Offered By MU Extension

A series of grain marketing workshops directed at Missouri’s grain producers will be presented by the MU Extension Ag Business and Policy division.  The workshops will help farmers manage commodity price risk and obtain higher commodity prices for their corn and soybeans.  Topics include an overview of managing basis and price risks with the futures markets, the past performance of […]

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Missouri Fence Law Explained

Missouri’s complicated fence laws will be the topic of conversation at meetings throughout the state on February 12th.  University of Missouri Extension specialists will host the programs at various locations, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. MU Extension agricultural business specialist Joe Koenen says “Missouri continues to have a complicated fence law.  He says ”Two separate laws cover the state, and […]

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Private Pesticide Applicator Training

The MU Extension is offering a Private Pesticide Applicator’s Training in Chillicothe on February 4th.  Valerie Tate, MU Extension’s Field Specialist in Agronomy in Linn County, will hold the program at the Mildred Litton Community Center, starting at 9:00 am. In order for farmers to purchase or apply restricted use pesticides on property owned or rented by them, they must […]

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Don’t Fertilize Trees In The Fall

While fall is a good time to plant trees, it is not an ideal time for fertilizing them  Tim Baker, Horticulture Specialist with the University of Missouri Extension says generally fertilizing is not a good idea unless under emergency conditions. If you have questions about fertilizing trees, contact your local Extension office.  In Chillicothe, call 646-0811.

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