Monday marks the registration deadline for an upcoming program being held in both Carrollton and New Franklin.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to Livestock Specialist Wendy Rapp:

Wendy Rapp

The workshop is designed to bring information to area landowners regarding possible steps to take following last summer’s drought.  “We will have Dr. Rob Kallenbach presenting who is a professor and state forage specialist at the University of Missouri,” said Rapp, “He will discuss different strategies that folks might consider using in 2013.  Hopefully, we will get the needed moisture that we’re going to have to have in order for those pastures to grow.”

Dr. Kallenbach will appear at the sites via I-TV.  “It’s an interactive deal where participants can ask any questions they may have,” said Rapp, “He will deliver a short presentation on some of the research and thing he has seen really work over the years.”

The sessions are scheduled for February 7th at 7:00 pm. at the New Franklin High School and the basement of the Carrollton Public Library.  The cost to attend is $10 per person.

Those interested are asked to contact the Carroll county Extension at (660) 542-1792 or the Howard County Extension at (660) 248-2272.  More information can also be found by viewing the event flyer.

Press Release:

The summer of 2012 brought one of the worst droughts Missouri has had since the 1980’s and pastures suffered immensely.  Dr. Rob Kallenbach, Professor and State Forage Specialist at the University of Missouri, will give suggestions on making pastures more productive or doing a total pasture renovation.  Two sites are designated for the program, New Franklin High School and the basement at the Carrollton Public Library.  Dr. Kallenbach, will be streaming in via interactive TV (I-TV) to both sites at 7:00 pm on February 7th.  Cost is $10 per person and interested parties can register at the MU Extension Office in either Carroll County (660) 542-1792 or Howard County at (660) 248-2272 by February 4th.  Anyone owning pasture ground will want to attend this meeting! If you would like an informational flyer about the workshop please go to