The 25th Forage & Beef Conference is being held March 11 at noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall just outside of Cuba. The event is hosted by local Soil & Water Conservation Districts (Crawford, Phelps, Maries, Dent, Gasconade), NRCS, and the University of MO Extension. The 2019 conference will be based around utilizing alternative forages to fescue, especially warm season grasses.
The MU Phelps County Extension Center will be offering the following free, live webinars on basic woodland management Thursday evenings, 6:-8 p.m.:
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering grants for promoting public awareness and implementation of Farm Bill conservation activities.
University of Missouri Extension will offer a program on Missouri’s fence laws 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at locations across the state.
“This is one of MU Extension’s most popular programs,” said Joe Koenen, MU Extension agricultural business specialist. Koenen will give updates on a Missouri fence law that went into effect in 2016.
This February, Missouri 4-H is partnering with Feeding Missouri in a first-of-its-kind statewide food drive. All of the state’s more than 1,600 4-H clubs, serving youth ages 5 to 18, are invited to participate.
Students from across central and southern Missouri can now apply for scholarships offered by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks for the 2019–2020 school year. Nearly 1,000 scholarship awards and renewals are available, totaling about $1.5 million for higher education at colleges, universities and technical-training programs.