MU Extension offering number of Ag trainings in SW Missouri

Posted January 9, 2014 at 12:16 pm

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.

Preregistration is required on many of these meetings.


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 Extension Center at 417-859-2044 or by email at to register for lunch and for more information.

2014 Regional Hay School — Tuesday, Jan. 21, and Thursday Jan. 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. each evening at the Clever High School, Hwy. 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 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 and Crops Conference – Thursday, Jan. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Thiebaud Auditorium, Lamar.

Dade County Soils and Crops Conference – Thursday, Jan. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lockwood United Methodist Life Center in Lockwood.

Barton County Private Pesticide Applicator Training – Friday, Jan. 27, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Barton County Extension Office. Call 417-682-3579 for more information.

University of Missouri Extension programs focus on the high-priority needs of Missourians. Each county extension center, with oversight by locally elected and appointed citizens, is your local link to practical education on almost anything. Additional information on this topic is available online at