KMZU FARM CALENDAR
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Mar. 6 The Grand River Technical School and the Missouri Department of Elementary, Secondary and Adult Education is sponsoring a number of programs for the Chillicothe Young & Adult Farmers. The sessions are open to all ages who wish to pay the $30 annual dues. The 2014 Crop Insurance Update with Sewell Agency representative. The meeting will be held Thursday, March 6th. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be at the Litton Agricultural Education Center. For more information or to register, call the Litton Ag Center and ask for Brian Thompson or Jim Grozinger at 660-646-3131.
Mar. 8 A farm toy show and sale will be held on March 8 at the Lamonte High School Gymnasium from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Toys such as pedal tractors, nascar collectibles and more will be sold and displayed at this event. Admission is $2 and children under the age of 12 get in free. For more information, call or text 660-619-3276.
Mar. 10 The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a prescribed burn workshop 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon on Monday, March 10, at the First Baptist Church, 505 Walnut St., in Osceola, Mo. This workshop is free and will interest landowners or property managers who wish to improve wildlife or grazing habitat on farms. The workshop will cover basic practical information for safely conducting prescribed burns. Participants will gain a familiarization with prescribed burning tools and techniques for habitat management. Topics such as smoke management, effects of weather, follow-up evaluation and benefits to grasslands will be discussed. Lunch will be provided. If weather permits, a demonstration burn will be conducted in the afternoon. Participants should dress appropriately and wear leather boots. Advance registration is requested by March 5 to assist with planning for lunch and materials. For more information or to register, call 417-646-8108, ext. 3. Participants may also call MDC’s El Dorado Springs office at 417-876-5226.
Mar. 10 Milk producers can hear updates on dairy law in the new farm bill—and a milk price outlook, Monday, March 10 at 9:30 a.m. at Barton Campus of North Central Missouri College in Trenton. Ryan Milhollin, MU Extension economist, will discuss how to use pasture and forage insurance for drought protection. Later he will tell what was learned in the 2012 drought on small-scale forage irrigation. The program and lunch are free. Registration is needed for the lunch. Call Hannah McClure in Horner’s office at 573-884-6311.
Mar. 11 A Missouri complex fence and boundary law program will be held on Tuesday, March 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 135 West Market street in Warrensburg, Missouri. The evening program will discuss the differences in Missouri’s two fence laws. Topics include who is legally repsonsible, what is a legal fence and who maintains what portion. The class is limited to thirty people and will cost $10 for admission. For more information, call Joseph Koenen at(660) 947-2705.
Mar. 11 Carroll County MU Extension will host a Fence Law Seminar at the Carrollton Public Library starting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11th. Seminar participants will learn about Missouri’s laws regarding rural property fences as well as human & animal trespass. Pre-registration is required. There is a $10 fee for the seminar that will be used to offset the seminar’s material costs. You can register by calling the Carroll County MU Extension Center at 660-542-1792.
Mar. 15 Sporting clay enthusiasts can take aim for a good cause at the Bass Pro Shops and Mid-America Mortgage First Annual Shoot for Disaster to benefit the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter. The Shoot for Disaster, a 100-bird sporting clay shoot, will be held Saturday, March 15 at Prairie Grove Shotgun Sports, 1420 County Road 276 near Columbia. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The event starts at 9 a.m. Last squad out at 3 p.m. There are two competitive classes, registered and hunter. There are some side game options for anyone who wants to come out and just shoot for fun.
The cost is $75 per person. Proceeds support the chapter’s disaster services. You don’t have to be a shooter to participate. They’ll have door prizes and a silent auction that will give everyone the opportunity to go home with something. Trophies will be awarded in the registered and hunter classes. For more information, you can call Gates at 573-387-4747 or Sell at 573-445-9411.
Mar. 22 A swine and bucket calf workshop will be held on Satruday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Chillicothe Litton Ag Center. Topics during this event will include nutrition, home vet-care, showmanship, and grooming and selection of animals. There will also be a discussion over PEDV for swine producers. Youth that are enrolled in swine or bucket calves are highly encouraged to attend this training, and parents may attend free. Registration is $5 before March 19 and $8 after March 19. For more information, contact Shaun Murphy at 660-646-0811 or you can see the flyer online at http://extension.missouri.edu/livingston/events.aspx.
Apr. 5 The Chillicothe FFA alumni show pig sale will be held on Saturday, April 5 at 2 p.m. at the Litton Agriculture Center, located 1.5 miles west of Highway 65 on Highway 190, north of Chillicothe. Approximately 160 pigs of different breeds and crosses will sell. For more information, contact Lance Martin at 573-822-4215.
Apr. 25-27 A Discover Nature Women’s Spring Workshop will be offered Friday through Sunday, April 25 to 27, at the Lake Doniphan Conference and Retreat Center in Excelsior Springs, Mo. Women from the MDC staff and expert volunteers will teach outdoor skills such as archery, canoeing, outdoor cooking, using GPS gear, map and compass reading and other activities. MDC will provide gear and hands-on training for beginners, those who wish to sharpen existing skills or those who just want to enjoy an outdoor retreat. The workshop will offer a safe and friendly environment for women to learn and have fun with outdoor skills, Lisa LaCombe, workshop organizer and manager at MDC’s Burr Oak Woods Nature Center in Blue Springs. To register or for more information about the Women’s Spring Workshop activities or lodging, contact Lisa LaCombe at 816-228-3766, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 4 – 6 The 2014 World Pork Expo will be held June 4th through the 6th at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. The event will feature the newest technologies in the pork industry as well as the world’s largest pork-specific trade show, educational seminars, swine shows and sales, and so much more. Employees and other professionals from 39 different countries are expected to be in attendance. You can register early online to get a $5 discount off of the total admission cost. For more information or to register for the pork expo, go to www.worldpork.org.