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    Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018

    Heartland Agriculture Expo

    When:  Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, noon to Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, 3 p.m.

    Description:

    Ag Expo 2018 is one of the largest farm trade shows in the region! It is scheduled for January 19 and 20 at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. This event is sponsored by Butler County University of Missouri Extension Council and the Ag Club of Three Rivers College. There will be 118 booths available to visit and learn first-hand about agriculture and its importance to the economy. The expo will also feature outdoor exhibits. Admission is $1 for adults; there will be free admission for college students and youth. The Expo will open Friday, January 19 at 12 p.m. with the expo going on until 8 p.m. It continues Saturday, January 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The two days are packed with activities for the whole family. Entertainment and events include blues, jazz, and contemporary music; line dancing and clogging; agriculture seminars; and beauty pageants. There will be two different tractor contests: the toy tractor pedal pull contest for youth ages 4 to 9 and the FFA tractor driving contest sponsored by local tractor dealers. The expo will also feature a petting farm; an old time auction; a milking contest; an ag photography contest; and baking contest. Pesticide Applicator Training will be held at the Expo on Friday afternoon starting at 2:00 p.m. Saturday will bring fun for the kids with the Kids Gardening Adventure by the Master Gardeners on Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to noon and the Youth Farm Safety educational program sponsored by 4-H held on Saturday afternoon from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m.

    Registration:

    For information call the Butler County Extension Center at 573-686-8064.

    Cost:

    $0.00

    Facilitator:

    Sarah Denkler, denklers@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Butler County
    phone: 573-379-5431




    Cattle AI School (Session 1 of 2)

    When:  Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, 8 a.m. to Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, 5 p.m.

    Where:  
    Farmington Auction Barn
    1600 Woodlawn Drive, Farmington MO map...

    Description:

    Classroom education on cattle reproductive anatomy and physiology, estrus synchronization, nutrition, bull selection and herd health. Hands-on experience in semen handling, CIDR application, artificial insemination, and DNA collection.  more...

    Registration:

    Register with St. Francois County Extension and accompany $100 non-refundable deposit. Enrollment taken in order of deposit received.

    Class size:

    18

    Event full:

    No

    Cost:

    $250.00
    $100 non-refundable deposit due with enrollment.

    Facilitator:

    Erin Larimore, LarimoreE@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Cape Girardeau County
    phone: 573-243-3581




    Taney County 4-H Achievers Meeting (Session 4 of 9)

    When:  Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Description:

    Achievers 4-H monthly club meeting and practice.

    Registration:

    Achievers 4-H Shooting Sports Club: Meets during range time on one Saturday a month. Mandatory SS740 six hour safety class will be Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9 AM to 4 PM. Contact: Cassandra Nabena, 417-230-8077 or cnabena9823@gmail.com

    Cost:

    $0.00

    Facilitator:

    Willa Williams, williamswl@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Taney County
    phone: 417-546-4431




    2018 Polk County Shooting Sports Safety Class (Session 1 of 2)

    When:  Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Where:  
    Polk County Fairgrounds youth building
    4560 S. 100th Road, Bolivar MO map...

    Description:

    Required class for 4-H members enrolled in a shooting sports project.

    Session topic:

    Polk County 4-H Shooting Sports REQUIRED Safety Training for 4-H members enrolled in a shooting sports project.

    Cost:

    $0.00

    Facilitator:

    Velynda Cameron, cameronv@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Polk County
    phone: 417-326-4916




    High Tunnel Workshop

    When:  Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Description:

    Ozark County Extension High Tunnel Greenhouse Workshop Saturday, January 20, 2018 8:30am-4:30pm Gainesville Livestock Auction, Hwy 160 W, Gainesville, MO 65655 $10 registration Please reserve your attendance: Ozark County Extension PO Box 187- 526 3rd St Gainesville, MO 65655 417-679-3525 9:00-9:45 Introduction to high tunnels – Shon Bishop 9:45-11:45 Beginner track (1 hour per presentation) • Growing vegetables in the high tunnel – Shon Bishop • Growing fruit in the high tunnel – Patrick Byers 9:45-11:45 Advanced track (1 hour per presentation) • Crop rotations in the high tunnel – Patrick Byers • Irrigation strategies in the high tunnel – David Middleton 11:30-12:30 Lunch PROVIDED 12:30-1:30 NRCS programs – April Wilson 1:30-2:00 Health insurance – Amy Patillo 2:00-4:30 Tour of area high tunnel farm

    Registration:

    Please reserve your attendance: Ozark County Extension PO Box 187- 526 3rd St Gainesville, MO 65655 417-679-3525

    Cost:

    $10.00

    Facilitator:

    Randall Wiedmeier, wiedmeierr@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Ozark County
    phone: 417-679-3525