Washington County University of Missouri Extension

Washington County University of Missouri Extension At Extension our vision is to improve people's lives through relevant lifelong learning. We offer education in five program areas: Human Environmental Services, Business, Community Development, Agriculture and Youth/4-H.

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02/04/2021

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Register on our webpage for this Zoom on profitable cattle marketing with Corbitt Wall and John Campbell with Winter Livestock Inc. #cattlemarketing #missourilivestock
http://www.missourilivestock.com/

Washington County Missouri 4-H
02/02/2021

Washington County Missouri 4-H

It is time to register for this years Regional Energizer! Register through 4-H Online before February 18 and you could be in the running for a FREE copy of Joe Fingerhut's book, "Permission to Play".

Register today: https://v2.4honline.com

Do you have questions or want more information about Missouri's Fence Law? Click the link below to sign up or visit/call...
01/21/2021
Missouri's Complex Fence Law - Caledonia | MU Extension

Do you have questions or want more information about Missouri's Fence Law? Click the link below to sign up or visit/call the Extension Office.

https://extension.missouri.edu/events/missouri-s-complex-fence-law-potosi

If you have questions about the program or need special accommodations, call Rachel Hopkins at 573-438-2671.

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Are you a local producer looking to bring your agriculture produce to a direct-to-consumer market, like farmer’s markets...
01/20/2021

Are you a local producer looking to bring your agriculture produce to a direct-to-consumer market, like farmer’s markets, CSAs or just selling at your farm stand? MU Extension is offering a series of classes to help producers navigate all the rules and regulations they need to follow to sell their foods and products to consumers. Check out the flyer below for details. Register at: https://extension.missouri.edu/events/2021-selling-local-foods-in-missouri-series-1610742588
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Kids in the Kitchen is a free 8 week program running from February 4 to March 25. It will be held at the Potosi Lions Cl...
01/19/2021

Kids in the Kitchen is a free 8 week program running from February 4 to March 25. It will be held at the Potosi Lions Club on Thursday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30.

Students can be dropped off after school or can take bus 22, with a parents note, over to the Lions Club. You do not have to be a 4-H member to join, all students are welcome!

Join us for fun and good food with Kids in the Kitchen!

Register by scanning the QR code, visit https://forms.gle/kT4GYXBve9mmxU436 or call 573-438-2671.

Kids in the Kitchen is a free 8 week program running from February 4 to March 25. It will be held at the Potosi Lions Club on Thursday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30.

Students can be dropped off after school or can take bus 22, with a parents note, over to the Lions Club. You do not have to be a 4-H member to join, all students are welcome!

Join us for fun and good food with Kids in the Kitchen!

Register by scanning the QR code, visit https://forms.gle/kT4GYXBve9mmxU436 or call 573-438-2671.

Washington County Missouri 4-H
01/15/2021

Washington County Missouri 4-H

Are you a 4-H officer or interested in becoming an officer? Join us for our 4-H officer trainings February 1st, 3rd, and 5th at 6:00.

Register at: https://forms.gle/UAEVR91KVk2uinWR8 , scan the QR code, or call your local extension office.

Washington County Missouri 4-H
01/08/2021

Washington County Missouri 4-H

College is expensive but 4-H can help! 4-H participation and involvement leads young people to explore various careers and educational options. The Missouri 4-H Foundation offers college scholarships that help 4-H members pursue their educational dreams.

In 2021 thanks to generous donor support, the Missouri 4-H Foundation will offer over 60 college scholarships ($500 - $2,500/scholarship). 4-H’ers who are current high school seniors and former 4-Hers who are college students are eligible to apply. More scholarship information can be found at the Missouri 4-H Foundation website at https://extension2.missouri.edu/programs/missouri-4-h-foundation/scholarships . Applications are accepted after January 1, 2020 and must be submitted on or before March 1, 2021.

MU Extension in Ste. Genevieve County
01/08/2021

MU Extension in Ste. Genevieve County

Join us for this interactive and live exercise program from the safety of your home.
Online by Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 3 pm
February 9th to April 1st.
February 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th, March 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th, 30th, April 1st.$50.00 for 16 sessions, Hand and ankle weight lending is available.
Register online at: https://extension.missouri.edu/events/stay-strong-stay-healthy-level-1-online-1609885461
Call Estrella Carmona for more information: 573-883-3548

01/07/2021
Missouri 4-H

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#MO4H is proud to continue its partnership with Feeding Missouri and Missouri Farmers Care Drive to Feed Kids in our 3rd Annual Statewide food drive! To date, efforts have raised over 400,000 meals to feed Missourians! This year the drive will run January through April to allow plenty of time for clubs to plan and carry out their activities.

The goal for 2021 is to raise 500,000 meals. Through local food drives, fundraisers and educational events and presentations, 4-H’ers will learn about, and help raise awareness about hunger and food insecurity in Missouri, where one in five children belong to families that struggle to put enough food on the table. The need is even greater this year with the economic effect from COVID-19. New this year, through a generous donation from Missouri Farmers Care, 4-H Clubs can apply for matching mini-grants. These matching grants will help clubs further their local efforts during the drive.

You can donate to this effort now by texting 4HFM2021 to 44-321.

For more information about the campaign, matching mini-grants, and how to get involved, visit https://extension.missouri.edu/programs/missouri-4-h and click on 4-H Feeding Missouri button.
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With the new year, identify the most profitable enterprises with assistance from a Missouri SBDC for Agriculture, Food a...
12/30/2020

With the new year, identify the most profitable enterprises with assistance from a Missouri SBDC for Agriculture, Food and Forestry business counselor: https://bit.ly/MOAgSBDC

OR contact Rachel at the Washington County Extension office to get started.

Need information on how to market your sheep and goats? Jennifer Lutes, with University of Missouri Extension Agricultur...
12/21/2020
Goat and Sheep Marketing | December 10, 2020

Need information on how to market your sheep and goats? Jennifer Lutes, with University of Missouri Extension Agricultural Business and Policy, discusses sheep and goat supply and demand within the U.S. and Missouri and shares how to determine a selling price if you’re not selling through traditional channels. The presentation was originally part of a longer webinar with Mid-Missouri Goat & Sheep Solutions, hosted at Lincoln University.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxwu0h43vqA
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Jennifer Lutes, with University of Missouri Extension Agricultural Business and Policy, presents on goat and sheep marketing during a webinar with Mid-Missou...

A sneak peak of a new video in production. Can you guess what it is about?...#ExtendMU #2xAg2030
12/17/2020

A sneak peak of a new video in production. Can you guess what it is about?
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Learn the basics of Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) Insurance such as eligible crops and what producers can do to custo...
10/16/2020
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) Insurance in Missouri

Learn the basics of Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) Insurance such as eligible crops and what producers can do to customize a policy for their farm. More information is available through MU Guide https://extension.missouri.edu/g457

Deadline to sign up for PRF insurance is November 15. Locate a crop insurance agent: https://www.rma.usda.gov/informationtools/agentlocator.

#ExtendMU #2xAg2030 #AgBusinessMU

Forage and livestock producers in Missouri can buy insurance to mitigate forage production risk. Pasture, rangeland, forage (PRF) insurance was developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) and has been available in Missouri since 2009. For Missouri, PRF insuran...

09/23/2020
Agricultural Business and Policy- MU Extension

Make sure you don’t miss out on this!

Round 2 of USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) is here to provide financial relief to America’s livestock producers. Learn how livestock payments will be calculated. Signup for the CFAP 2 starts September 21 through your local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) office. https://www.farmers.gov/cfap.

See more CFAP 2 payment examples on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgC0IOE6fW0KpCJ-UGbrzXwS1RPiAEuVT

#ExtendMU #2xAg2030 #AgBusinessMU

Have you bought or sold land in Missouri in the past year? We want to hear from you!MU Extension is gathering informatio...
09/15/2020

Have you bought or sold land in Missouri in the past year? We want to hear from you!

MU Extension is gathering information on the value of farm land in Missouri. The deadline to complete the 2020 Missouri Farmland Value Opinion survey is Friday, September 25!

Survey link: https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1FYU1DBjRDi0Ntb.

#2xAg2030 #AgBusinessMU #ExtendMU

Missouri Department of Agriculture
07/28/2020

Missouri Department of Agriculture

Friends don't let friends plant mystery seeds! These Missourians did the right thing and reported their mysterious packages out of an abundance of caution.

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has received reports of Missourians receiving unsolicited seeds from foreign countries such as China and surrounding areas. The seeds are sent in packages usually stating that the contents are jewelry, specifically stud earrings, bracelets and other accessories (see below for examples).

If you receive unsolicited seeds from another country, we recommend you:
-Do not open the seed packaging.
-Do not plant the seeds if you have opened the package.
-Report the potential agricultural smuggling to U.S. Department of Agriculture: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/planthealth/import-information/sa_sitc/ct_antismuggling
-Do not dispose of the seeds, packages or envelopes until USDA provides further guidance.

The Department is playing a cooperative role in USDA's investigation; however, USDA is leading the effort from the federal level. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants or be harmful to livestock.

For more information, visit https://agriculture.mo.gov/news/newsitem/uuid/36395db2-4c16-4ddb-8c9f-0f4d4dd9e0b3.

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Did you know USDA recently revised the Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) insurance program? Premiums are now due at the en...
07/15/2020
Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) Insurance

Did you know USDA recently revised the Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) insurance program? Premiums are now due at the end of the endorsement period and better premium subsidies on cattle and swine policies as of July 1. Learn more about LRP by visiting MU Extension’s website or contacting Rachel Hopkins, Ag Business Specialist: https://extension.missouri.edu/g459.
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Livestock risk protection (LRP) insurance offers livestock producers a way to manage risk associated with market price volatility (see Figure 1 for feeder cattle future prices). It does not protect against other perils such as disease or death. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Mana...

It's not too late to register for Annie's Project. Registration ends Thursday, July 9. The six educational sessions of t...
07/07/2020
Annie's Project - Potosi, Washington County

It's not too late to register for Annie's Project. Registration ends Thursday, July 9. The six educational sessions of the course include topics from the five risk areas, to meet the needs of farm and ranch women across the country.
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Monday, July 13 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, July 18 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday, July 20 6 - 9 PM
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https://extension2.missouri.edu/events/annie-s-project-potosi-washington-county

Program for rural and farm women designed to empower them to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. A light dinner will be served each evening.Register online or contact Rachel Hopkins, MU Ag Business Specialist at 573-438-2671. [email protected]...

07/02/2020
Women in Ag Lunch and Learn: Succession Planning During a Crisis (May 15)

Passing the family farm to the next generation may take more work than just drawing up a will. In this Women in Ag Lunch and Learn session Wesley Tucker, Ag Business Field Specialist, talks about succession planning and explains what families can do to keep the family farm in business.

https://youtu.be/ukGDKTTadZY

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Every Friday the Cultivating Resiliency group focuses on a topic women in agriculture face. Our May 15 topic covers succession planning, growing your success...

Annie's Project will be held in Potosi in July.  In two full days and one evening and you can become a graduate of Annie...
06/26/2020
Annie's Project - Potosi, Washington County

Annie's Project will be held in Potosi in July. In two full days and one evening and you can become a graduate of Annie's Project. The mission is to empower farm and ranch women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information.

Click the link below to sign up today.

https://extension2.missouri.edu/events/annie-s-project-potosi-washington-county

#ExtendMU #WomeninAg #HopkinsRM

Program for rural and farm women designed to empower them to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. A light dinner will be served each evening.Register online or contact Rachel Hopkins, MU Ag Business Specialist at 573-438-2671. [email protected]...

Join this Women in Ag Lunch & Learn on Friday afternoons from 12 - 1 PM. Topic this week is 'What's Going on in Your Gar...
06/24/2020

Join this Women in Ag Lunch & Learn on Friday afternoons from 12 - 1 PM. Topic this week is 'What's Going on in Your Garden? As a Horticulture Spealist'

Join at this link: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/94985945869

#AgBusinessMU #2xAg2030 #HopkinsRM

Agricultural Business and Policy- MU Extension
05/27/2020

Agricultural Business and Policy- MU Extension

The costs of equipment, fuel and labor have increased since 2016 when the last Custom Rates survey was taken. While most custom rates increased during that three year period, they did not all increase at same rate.

See the newest Custom Rates Guide on Extension’s website: https://extension2.missouri.edu/g302

#2xAg2030 #AgBusinessMU #ExtendMU

05/26/2020
MU Extension - East Central Ag Tidbits

Where is your hay maturity stage?

This short clip describes the maturity stage of cool season grass in the Northern Ozarks on May 22.

Disclaimer: Your cool season grass might be behind or ahead of this.

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05/22/2020
Washington County Ag Producers - Take a look at this!!
05/20/2020

Washington County Ag Producers - Take a look at this!!

HOW to APPLY for
USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) -
LIVESTOCK Producers (hogs/cattle/sheep)

1. Watch the short how-to video – this is user-friendly and shows you exactly how to fill out your form for your commodity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rne7_cIVeFU&feature=youtu.be
2. Go to www.farmers.gov/cfap. Read about eligibility and payment limitations.
3. Scroll down to the program details section and click the “+” sign under “Livestock”. This takes you to:
4. www.farmers/gov/cfap/livestock – here are Eligibility Requirements and CFAP Payment for Livestock Information – includes payment rates. Detailed information on the CCC Part 2 Payment Rate has not yet been released.
5. Beginning May 26: download and fill out the Excel form. Print and sign it.
6. Beginning May 26, once your Excel form is printed and signed, contact your local USDA-FSA office to make an appointment with them.

Sign up for Benton County USDA-FSA text alerts. Text MOBenton to 372-669. You should receive a confirmation message.

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will provide $16 billion to ag producers who suffered losses because of the pand...
05/20/2020
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program | Farmers.gov: Resources for Farmers and Producers

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will provide $16 billion to ag producers who suffered losses because of the pandemic.
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Signup will begin on May 26th through the Farm Service Agency; producers can start preparing now. https://www.farmers.gov/cfap
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05/15/2020
MU Extension - East Central Ag Tidbits

When using chemicals, it is important to follow the label. Don’t know what parts of the label mean? Watch this!

Horticulture Specialist, Katie Kammler tells us how to read a pesticide label

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PRODUCERS! Take a little time today to watch this webinar at 12 PM TODAY to find out more about direct payments to agric...
05/14/2020

PRODUCERS! Take a little time today to watch this webinar at 12 PM TODAY to find out more about direct payments to agriculture producers.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) will host a webinar on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 1 p.m. ET, for farmers, ranchers and other producers interested in applying for direct payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).

Register at: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_SPWI7yOFSqaGG1JKzhEbjA.

A recording of the webinar, the answers to its questions, and other CFAP information can be found at farmers.gov/CFAP.

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