KMZU FARM CALENDAR
If you have anything you would like to add to the Farm Calendar you can fax the information to the studios at (660) 542-0420 or click here to email.
May 18 The MU Extension in Boone County is holding Southern Boone County Learning Garden- Vegetable IPM Community Workshop. The event will be held at the Ashland High School at 14520 S Crump Lane, Ashland. This will be an easygoing walk and discussion about vegetable pest issues (weeds, diseases and insects). Flower gardening may also be covered. If weather is poor it can be held indoors. They ask that you pre-register by Friday, the 17th of May. For more information or to register contact Rebekah Hammet at 573-823-3611 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or James Quinn at 573-634-2824 or email: email@example.com
May 19-21 The National Value Added Agriculture Conference will be held at Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas at 3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Rogers, Arkansas. Conference participants will have the opportunity to interact with innovative business owners and economic developers from around the United States to discuss rural entrepreneur-ism, adding value to agricultural products, agri-tourism and rural economic development. The conference will include breakout sessions and tours to allow maximum interaction between participants and practitioners. Registration to attend the conference is $200 or $240 for display registration. To register or for more information contact Ron Rainey at 501-671-2175 or click here to visit their website.
May 21 A free workshop on pond management will be offered by the Missouri Department of Conservation 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Concordia, Mo., at the Concordia Community Center, 802 S. Gordon St. The workshop will cover all aspects of pond management such as stocking fish, managing fish populations, vegetation control and solving other pond problems. This workshop is designed for anyone building a new pond for those seeking advice for managing an existing pond. Farm pond angling opportunities are one reason Missouri is a great place to fish. For more information, call 660-747-8200, ext. 117.
May 21 MU Extension will hold a FREE High Tunnel Micro-irrigation Workshop from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Laclede Electric Building meeting room on Velvet Dr. in Camdenton. This workshop will explain the USDA EQIP High Tunnel Initiative, irrigation methods for high tunnel (unheated greenhouse) horticulture production, and experiences by a second-year grower using micro-irrigation of tomatoes under a high tunnel. For more information contact Robert A. (Bob) Schultheis at 417-859-2044 or email: SchultheisR@missouri.edu
May 29-30 MU Extension and USDA-NRCS will host a Management Intensive Grazing School at the University of Central Missouri Prussing Farm on Wednesday, May 29th and Thursday, May 30th. Individuals interested in participating in the school should call the Johnson County Extension Center at 660-747-3193.
May 29-31 Missouri State 4-H Congress in Columbia, MO
June 1 The Chilhowee Antique Farm Machinery Collectors Organization will be hosting a one day tractor pull and swap meet from their showgrounds at one o’clock pm. There are more than 6 different pulling classes this year. Also there is a childrens playground, cook stands serving hot homemade foods and desserts , bathroom facilities, and stadium seating available. All vendor spaces are free of charge.
June 1 The Chilhowee Fair Board (fundraiser/not for profit) Dinner and entertainment with country music star Leona Williams and son Ron Williams, is taking place at the Johnson County Fair Grounds , 4 miles west of Warrensburg on 50 Highway. Dinner will be served from 5:30 – 8:00 pm, Leona Williams & Ron 8:30 – 10:00 pm. Pre-buy tickets for Dinner and Entertainment are $30 or $40 the day of the event. Purchase your tickets online with paypal on “Chilhowee Fair” facebook page or contact Misty Miller at 660-909-6536 or visit their website at, www.leonawilliams.com
June 5-7 The World Pork Expo will be held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Ia.
June 9-14 An International Symposium on Elderberry production will be held in Columbia, Missouri, USA.
June 13-14 Overlapping with and immediately following the scientific portion of the meeting will be the Elderberry Producers Symposium, consisting of two days of additional exchange among elderberry scientists and producers / processors. If you have questions regarding Symposium program content, please contact: Andrew Thomas, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 417-466-0065
June 15 The National Corn Growers Association is sponsoring the 2013 National Yield Contest. The early entry deadline to enter will be $80 if postmarked by June 15th. After this date the final entry deadline to enter will be $110 for those postmarked by July 12th. For more information or to register you can contact Rachel Jungermann or Max Starbuck at 636-733-9004 or email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Enter online at www.ncga.com
June 20 The University of Missouri is having a Quail Management Field Day at the Bradford Research Center in Columbia.
June 25 The Missouri Pork Producers Association will host the annual Pork Classic Golf Tournament at the L.A. Nichol Golf Course in Columbia.
June 28 The Missouri Corn Growers Association’s 6th Annual District 2 Corn Growers Golf Classic is being held at the Green Hills Golf Course, 500 W. Mohawk, Chillicothe, Mo. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start time of 9 a.m. Registration is $75 a person ($50 for lifetime MCGA members). There is a $25 savings if your TEAM is registered by the 14th of June. The fee includes: green fees, golf cart, lunch, many extras, and a one-year Missouri Corn Growers Membership. For more information or to register visit www.mocorn.org or contact Rob Korf at 660-542-4595
July 13-18 The Lafayette County Fair.
July 28-30 Missouri Young Farmer/Young Farm Wives Summer tour in Maryville. (660) 562-4159
August 6 The University of Missouri will have a Field day at the Greenley Research Center in Novelty.
August 8-18 Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, MO
Aug. 31 & Sep. 1 The North Missouri Meat Goat Producers will have their fall show at the Litton Ag Center, located at 10856 Liv 235, Chillicothe. Early entry fee is $10 per head per show and is due by Aug. 24, after this date the entry fee will be $20 per class. Bedding will be available to purchase at the show for a small fee. For more information, please contact Tisha Diefenbach at 816-519-1668 or email@example.com.