The hot, dry weather that we have experienced this summer has left many farmers facing problems.  The Johnson County University of Missouri Extension will be hosting a special meeting to cover these issues and offer solutions. Livestock Specialist Dr. Patrick Davis is scheduled to speak during the evening on livestock management, feeding strategies, and precautions with nitrate and nitrate testing.  Agronomy Specialist, Travis Harper, will also be on hand to talk about soil fertility, crop alternatives, and ways to renovate pastures and farmland for fall grazing.
Local feed services will make a presentation regarding products they can offer to help livestock during the drought.
Those interested in attending this meeting are asked to RSVP by August 27th.   The extension office can be reached at 660-747-3193.  There is a $10 fee per person and refreshments will be provided.

Press Release:

The extended period of hot dry weather has caused many problems related to livestock and farmland.  Therefore, Johnson County university of Missouri -Extension along with other Johnson County farm and livestock businesses and organizations is putting on a meeting titled “Management Strategies of Livestock and Farmland during a Drought Situation.”  This meeting will be held at the Holden City Hall in Holden, MO and will begin with registration at 6:00 p.m.

The meeting will begin with Johnson County University of Missouri-Extension Livestock Specialist, Patrick David discussing livestock management and feeding strategies, precautions with nitrate and nitrate testing, and ammoniation of low quality hay or stalks.  Then there will be some time devoted to local feed services discussion products that they have that can held livestock producers during the drought.  Also, a representative will be there to discuss programs that Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District, Farm Service Agency and National Resource Conservation Service have to help farmers with the drought.  Finally, there will be a discussion on soil fertility, fall forage and crop alternatives, and ways to renovate pastures and farmland for fall grazing by Henry County University of Missouri Extension Agronomy Specialist, Travis Harper.

Refreshments will be provided at the meeting and the cost is $10 per person.  Please RSVP by August 27, 2012 to the Johnson County Extension office at 660-747-3193.