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MU Extension Offering Large Number Of Ag Trainings

GALENA, MO.
   Agriculture specialists in southwest Missouri with University of Missouri Extension are planning a large number of winter trainings and conferences covering a variety of timely topics.
   The following list provides a comprehensive list of each event, the dates, times and locations for those events, and registration information. A regularly updated list can be found on the Greene County Extension website at http://extension.missouri.edu/greene or download it directly at http://extension.missouri.edu/greene/documents/agriculture/WinterMeetingSchedule2013-14.pdf
   Preregistration is required on many of these meetings.
   JANUARY
   KOMA Beef Cattle Conference – Tuesday, Jan. 14 starting at 3 p.m. at Joplin Regional Stockyards. Registration is $25 per person by Jan. 10. $30 at the door. Call 417-276-3313 for more information and to preregister.
   “Advanced Social Media for Farmers,” FMO Farmers Professional Development Class on Jan. 15. Call the Greene County Extension Center 417-881-8909 for more information.
   • Webster County Diversified Agriculture Conference – Saturday Jan. 18. Contact Webster County Extenson Center at 417-859-2044 or by email at websterco@missouri.edu to register for lunch and for more information.
   • 2014 Regional Hay School – Tuesday, January 21 and Thursday January 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. each evening at the Clever High School, Highway 14, Clever. Registration fee is $35 per person or $60 per couple from the same household. The fee does include a meal. Pre-register by Jan. 17 by calling Christian County Extension Center at 417-581-3558, or email christianco@missouri.edu to request more information.
   • “Food Safety for Farmers Market Training” on Jan. 22 in West Plains. Call the Howell County Extension Center 417-256-2391 for more information.
   • Barton County Soils & Crops Conference – Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 from 9 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. at Thiebaud Auditorium Lamar MO.
   • Dade County Soils & Crops Conference - Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 from 6 to 9 P.M. at Lockwood United Methodist Life Center in Lockwood MO.
   • Barton County Private Pesticide Applicator Training - Friday, Jan. 27, 2014 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Barton County Extension Office. Call 417-682-3579 for more information.
   FEBRUARY
   • Dade County Pesticide Applicator Training – Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 starting at 6 P.M. at the Greenfield High School Community Room.
   • “Jasper County Pesticide Applicator Training” – Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Jasper County Extension Center. Call 417-358-2158 for more information. IPM for Produce Auctions, on Feb. 12 in Lamar. Call the Barton County Extension Center 417-682-3579 for more information.
   • “Adding Fruit to Your Farm workshop”, MU/LU/FMO Farmers Professional Development Class, on Feb. 14 in Springfield. Call the Greene County Extension Center 417-881-8909 for more information.
   Master Gardener Core Training, Feb. 18 – April 3 in Springfield. Contact the Greene County Extension Center 417-881-8909 for more information and to register.
   • “Food Safety and Production Practices for Farmers”, on Feb. 20 in Bolivar. Call the Polk County Extension Center 417-326-4916.
   • Missouri Blueberry School, on Feb. 21 – 22 in Springfield. Contact the Greene County Extension Center 417-881-8909 for more information and to register.
   • Spring Forage Conference – Tuesday, Feb. 25 in Springfield
   MARCH
   • Annie’s Project will be held at the Greene County Extension Center (Botanical Center) from 6 to 9 p.m. each evening on the following dates in March and April. March 3, 10, 17, 24, April 7, 14, and 21 (tentative). Call the Greene County Extension Center at 417-881-8909 for more information and to pre-register. Cost for this program is $75.00.
   • Grape Pruning Workshop, on March 3 in Nevada. Call the Vernon County Extension Center 417-448-2560.
   • Potting Shed University, March 3 - May 26 in Springfield. Contact Greene County Extension Center 417-881-8909.
   • “Making the Most from Your Market Stall”, FMO Farmers Professional Development Class, on March 5 in Springfield. Contact Greene County Extension Center 417-881-8909.
   • “Spring Gardening Workshop”, Saturday, March 8 in Branson. Call 417-546-4431 for information and to pre-register.
   • “Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop”, on March 12 in Mountain Grove. Contact the Wright County Extension Center 417-741-6134 for more information.
   • Pest Management Strategies, FMO Farmers Professional Development Class, on March 19 in Springfield. Contact Greene County Extension Center 417-881-8909.
   • Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop, on March 26 in Springfield. Contact Greene County Extension Center 417-881-8909.
   • Seed Saving and Swap program, on March 29 in Springfield. Contact Greene County Extension Center 417-881-8909.
   APRIL
   • So You Want to be a Produce Farmer workshop, FMO Farmers Professional Development Class and tour, on April 9 in Springfield. Contact Greene County Extension Center 417-881-8909.
   • Black Walnut Production workshop, on April 16 in Mountain Grove. Contact the Wright County Extension Center 417-741-6134 for more information.∆
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