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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 you can email it to farm@kmzu.com.

2014

April

Apr. 18    Elks Lodge #749 will host their annual Good Friday Fish Fry on Friday, April 18th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lexington Elks Lodge at 8th & Main Streets in Lexington. Fried catfish, french fries, coleslaw, baked beans and beer bread are on the menu. The cost is $8 per person and carry-out is available.

Apr. 24-25    The 2014 Missouri State FFA Convention will be held April 24-25th this year at the MU Hearnes Center in Columbia, Missouri. Each year, thousands of FFA members come from all around Missouri to attend this convention. Members will be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments through competitions, SAE projects and much more. Be sure to tune in, KMZU will have interviews reported from the convention in Columbia. For more information on the convention, go to www.missouriffa.org.

Apr. 25    The MU Extension will offer nutrient management courses on April 25th from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Bradford Research Center in Columbia. Topics include how to use a new MU website to create maps of your farm and how to use other software and online tools to calculate manure and fertilizer application rates. Laptop computers are provided or participants may bring their own. Lunch is provided. For more information, contact Hannah McClure at 573-884-6311.

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 lisa.lacombe@mdc.mo.gov.

Apr. 26    The Polo Masonic Lodge will host a fish fry on Saturday, April 26th from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is free-will donation and everyone is welcome! Proceeds will go to the scholarship and local charity funds.

May

May 1 – 4   The 2014 USBCHA National Cattledog Finals is being held May 1st through the 4th at the home of Thad, Kelly, Whitney, and Wyatt Fleming, located at 100 S. Graham St. in Leeton, Missouri 64761 May 1st through the 4th. This is the premier cattle dog trial! Competitors from all around the United States and Canada accompanied by their canine partners converge once a year to test their skills and vie for the title of United States Border Collie Handler’s Association (USBCHA) National Cattledog Finals Open Champion. The USBCHA has crowned a National Cattledog Finals Champion every year since 2001. These events have been very successful due to the support of many volunteers’ and handlers’. The USBCHA Finals are the preeminent herding dog competitions in North America. Please visit www.nationalcattledogfinals.com or call 660.238.0801. For more information about USBCHA visit the website, www.usbcha.com.

May 22    The MU Extension will offer nutrient management courses on May 22nd from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Bradford Research Center in Columbia. Topics include how to use a new MU website to create maps of your farm and how to use other software and online tools to calculate manure and fertilizer application rates. Laptop computers are provided or participants may bring their own. Lunch is provided. For more information, contact Hannah McClure at 573-884-6311.

May 30 – Jun. 1    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women to have a weekend of fun while learning various outdoor skills at its annual “Discover Nature–Women Summer Workshop.” The weekend of hands-on learning will be May 30 to June 1 at the Windermere Baptist Conference Center in Roach along Lake of the Ozarks. The workshop provides a safe and friendly environment where women learn hands-on outdoor-skills at the beginner level by selecting a group of four courses from the following offerings: archery, basic hunting, canoeing, introduction to firearms, plant-animal-tree identification, camping, fishing fundamentals, fly tying, map and compass reading, and shotgun shooting.

The special weekend is targeted to women 18 years and older, along with young women age 14-17 when accompanied by a woman 18 years or older. The workshop is free, but a $20 deposit is required at the time of registration and will be refunded at check in. There is no deposit fee for young women aged 14–17 when registered with an adult. Participants are responsible for making room and meal reservations directly with Windermere by calling 573-346-5200 or 800-346-2215.

 June

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.

July

July 6 – 12    The 2014 National Junior Angus Show will be held on the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana. The week will include cattle shows, a showmanship competition, educational contests and activities, a variety of life-skills contests and multiple activities for members of the National Junior Angus Association. For more information about the National Junior Angus Show or the NJAA, look online or call the Association at 816-383-5100.

August

Aug. 7-17    The 2014 Missouri State Fair will take place August 7-17 this year. During the fair, you can see performances from Florida Georgia Line, Colt Ford, Joe Nichols, Jake Owen and the Eli Young Band. The kids will have plenty of rides to ride in the carnival. Tractor pulls will take place from the 10th to the 11th this year. For more information or to buy tickets for the fair, visit http://www.mostatefair.com/home.

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