'Healthy Yards for Clear Streams' online course returns for 2021

Healthy lawns make for healthy streams. University of Missouri Extension will once again offer homeowners an online program on how to keep lawn fertilizers and pesticides from reaching streams.

Frost seeding improves yield, quality

Forage yield and quality improve when legumes are frost-seeded at the right time, says University of Missouri Extension state forage specialist Craig Roberts.
Frost seeding, a method of broadcasting seeds over snow- or frost-covered pastures, improves poor pastures at a low cost. Seeds work their way into the soil and germinate as the ground freezes and thaws between winter and spring.

2021 Great Plains Growers Conference to be held online Feb. 12-13

Mid-Missouri farmer Liz Graznak is one of the keynote speakers for the 2021 Great Plains Growers Conference, which will be held online Feb. 12-13. Graznak, who owns and operates Happy Hollow Farm of Jamestown, sells produce through a 72-member Community Supported Agriculture program and at the Columbia Farmers Market.

Enrollment now open for English Language classes

    Area residents seeking English language skills can enroll now through East Central College’s Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program.

2021 MU Computers on the Farm conference meets Feb. 8-9 via Zoom

With its virtual format, this year’s Computers on the Farm conference, Feb. 8-9, will vividly underscore the increasingly vital role of computers in agriculture.
“The topics are designed to simulate a hands-on experience for both beginner and advanced farm computer users,” says Kent Shannon, University of Missouri Extension agricultural engineering specialist and MU assistant teaching professor.

Training being offered to private pesticide applicators

University of Missouri Extension will offer two training options for farmers who wish to renew or obtain their private pesticide applicator license. Online trainings or a study guide are available for certification.