Agriculture and other specialists in southwest Missouri working with University of Missouri Extension are planning a large number of winter trainings and conferences covering a variety of timely agriculture and horticulture topics.
The list of programs is being added to daily.
The published 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.
Preregistration is required on many of these meetings.
Master Beekeeping Level 1 Class – “Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping,” 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 14, at Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield. Cost of the class is $75 for required book and class materials. Dan Cropper, certified beekeeper from West Plains, will be teaching this University of Missouri designed class and curriculum. To register call the Greene County Extension Center at (417) 881-8909 or register online at http://extension.missouri.edu/greene.
Southwest Missouri Beef Cattle Conference, 4 p.m., Jan. 26 at Stockton United Methodist Church, Stockton. For more information or to register call 417-276-3313.
Webster County Diversified Agriculture Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday Jan. 28 at Faith Southern Baptist Church, Marshfield. Contact Webster County Extension Center at 417-859-2044 or by email at email@example.com to register for lunch and for more information.
Fence Law Webinar, Feb. 13, at the Webster County Extension Center, Marshfield. Call 417-859-2044 for more information.
Feb. 18, 2017 Regional Hay School, Feb. 18 at the Newton County Extension Center, Neosho. Call 417-682-3579 for more information.
Master Gardener Core Training, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, Feb. 16 to April 6 in Springfield. Most of the classes will be held at the Botanical Center, 2400 South Scenic, Springfield with a few of the classes being held at the Library Station in Springfield. The cost to attend the classes is $150 per person or $255 for couples sharing a textbook. If interested in the training or for more information, contact Kelly McGowan, horticulture educator with MU Extension, at 874-2965 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
33rd Spring Forage Conference on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at University Plaza in Springfield. Registration for the conference will open in January 2017.
Missouri Blueberry School in Springfield. Contact the Greene County Extension Center 417-881-8909 for more information and to register.
Private Pesticide Application Training, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., March 15 at Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield. Cost of the class is $18 for required book and class materials. To register call the Greene County Extension Center at (417) 881-8909 or register online at http://extension.missouri.edu/greene.
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 http://extension.missouri.edu.