Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dallas County Soils and Crops Conference set for March 7

Contact: Andy McCorkill, livestock specialist
Tel: (417) 345-7551

The 90th Annual Dallas County Soils and Crops Conference will run form 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 7 at the O’Bannon Community Center on Ramsey Street in Buffalo.

“This year’s conference covers several timely topics of importance to farmers and landowners,” said Andy McCorkill a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

Topics included in this year’s program are pasture weed management, using cover crops to extend the grazing season and improve the soil, and blood testing as a means of pregnancy checking the cow herd.

There will also be reports on Soil and Water Conservation District Projects, Farm Services Agency, Natural Resource Conservation Service programs, and the state and local government updates. Missouri Century Farm and Conservation Awards will also be presented.

O’Bannon Bank and Bank of Urbana will provide the beef brisket dinner. The conference is an annual event sponsored by the Dallas County Extension Council, University of Missouri Extension, and the Dallas County Commission.

University of Missouri Extension programs are open to all. Registration is requested in order to get an accurate headcount for the meal. For more information or to register, please contact the Dallas County Extension Center at (417) 345-7551.


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