Extension hosts workshop, seminars
Missouri University Extension will host several upcoming events in the area.
A high-tunnel greenhouse workshop will be presented from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Gainesville Livestock Auction on Highway 160 west of Gainesville. The fee is $10 and includes lunch. Those planning to participate are asked to register by calling 679-3525.
The extension service will also host three upcoming cattle seminars around the area featuring Dr. Eric Bailey, MU state extension beef cattle nutritionist, who will discuss beef cattle nutrition needs and how to stretch hay supplies this winter, and Dr. Craig Payne, MU state extension veterinarian, who will address issues associated with anaplasmosis problems in beef herds a year after the veterinary feed directive controlling antibiotic use in animal feeds.
The seminars will be held at these times and places:
Ozark County Extension Office, 526 Third St. in Gainesville, at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22. For information call 679-3525.
Howell County Extension Center, 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd. in West Plains at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22. Call 417-256-2391 for information.
State Fruit Experiment Station, 9740 Red Spring Road in Mountain Grove at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23. Call 417-547-7540 for more information.
Participants in the cattle seminars are asked to RSVP to the location where they plan to attend.
Taney County livestock, forage conference
Using drones and stretching hay supplies will be among the topics to be presented at the annual Taney County Livestock and Forage Conference to be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Forsyth High School cafeteria in Forsyth.
A beef pot roast supper is included, sponsored by Branson Bank, First Community Bank of the Ozarks and Southern Bank. To reserve a meal, pre-register by calling the Taney County Extension Center at 417-546-4431 by Feb. 5. A small fee is charged to cover program expenses.
Dr. Eric Bailey, will again discuss beef cattle nutrition needs and how to stretch hay supplies this winter. Bob Schultheis, regional extension natural resources engineering specialist, will discuss upcoming opportunities for using drones for Ozarks agriculture.