The spring Adult Ag topics sessions will be on Thursdays in the greenhouse classroom at California R-I school. Most of the sessions will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The scheduled sessions and topics are:
Jan. 17 - Farm Liability & Fence Law (Take 2) - Brent Haden, of the Haden & Byrne Law firm, will explain some liability issues for farmers and rural residents concerning livestock liability, trespass and Missouri fence law. Haden has a farm background and represents agricultural clients.
Jan. 24 - Least Cost Ration Balancing Using BRaNDS Computer Program - We will be balancing beef cattle rations including cows and back grounding cattle. Please bring ration questions and the feeds you want to use in order to see what ration is the least cost per lb. of gain. Price of the feeds used will also be needed to figure the cost.
Jan. 31 - Local Farmer John Clay - John Clay will give a presentation on his cropping practices and weed control program. Clay farms several hundred acres in the Missouri river bottoms and owns and operates Clay Farm Supply in Jamestown.
Feb. 7 - Cover Cropping Presentation - John Sponaugle, adult instructor in Boonville, will appear with some of his adult farm members that use cover crops in their cropping operations. They will tell us how they establish cover crops and some of the different crops they use.
Feb. 14 - The Effects of Fescue Toxicity and How to Manage It - Dr. Craig Roberts, State Forage Specialist. Dr. Robert's extension program is designed to help livestock producers improve their grazing operations. The program provides new information and technology pertaining to tall fescue toxicosis and grazing systems.
March 14 - Private Pesticide Applicator Training - Joni Ross with Morgan County Extension will give private pesticide Applicator Training and Certification. This training is required by anyone wanting to purchase and use restricted use herbicides and pesticides.
March 21 - Greenhouse Activities - Anyone wanting to get a head start on garden plants may come to the greenhouse and plant bedding and flower seeds. Soil and a large assortment of seed will be provided. You may also bring seed of your own if you have something you would like to plant. Plants will be started in the greenhouse and may be picked up when weather permits.
Topic sessions have not yet been confirmed for Feb. 21, Feb. 28 and March 7.