MU Extension Offers Help With Fence Laws

   University of Missouri Extension offers classes on the state’s complex fencing laws on March 24 and April 2.
   March 24 classes will be held 6:30-9 p.m. in Atchison, Audrain, Macon, Henry and Linn counties.
   April 2 classes are 6:30-9 p.m. in Mercer, Reynolds and Clark counties.
   The state’s fencing laws often confuse landowners, renters and their neighbors, said Joe Koenen, MU Extension agricultural business specialist.
   Two laws prevail: local option and general law. “Both laws are subject to interpretation and can be a little different, depending on the county you’re in,” Koenen said.
   General law prevails in 96 counties. Local option laws gain favor where there are livestock operations.
   During the sessions, MU Extension specialists discuss cost, trespassing and liability issues.
   Attendees can ask questions at the online meeting.
   Most of the meetings will be held at the MU Extension center for each county. Contact the extension center in your county for details.
   Koenen suggests preregistration. Email or call him at 660-947-2705.
   The MU Extension guide “Missouri Fencing and Boundary Laws” (G810) is available for free download at ∆
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