Food safety workshops for produce growers

Fruit and vegetable growers can meet training requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule at a Jan. 15 workshop in Farmington, Mo., or a March 19 workshop in Olathe, Kan.

Farmers need to maintain their health as well as their equipment

Farmers know that well-maintained equipment is key to success.
Yet they often do not listen to the “check engine” warning signs of stress, says Sean Brotherson, family science specialist for North Dakota State University. Brotherson was the keynote speaker at the recent University of Missouri Crop Management Conference.

Private pesticide applicator training set

    Farmers who wish to obtain or renew a private pesticide applicator license are encouraged to attend one of two upcoming training sessions.  The training will be held on March 3, 2020 at 6 p.m. at the Peoples Bank Meeting Room at 506 W Washington Blvd. in Cuba.

Many ways computers help farms to be told at user conference, Jan. 17-18, Osage Beach

The list of topics at the Computers on the Farm conference continues to grow as more farm users enroll. The annual get-together at the Lake of the Ozarks aims to help all users interested in on-farm applications, says University of Missouri Extension specialist Kent Shannon.

Missouri Corn Scholarship applications now available

    The Missouri Corn Growers Association and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council will be awarding seven deserving students $1,000 scholarships. Applications for the Missouri Corn Scholarship Program are now available for high school seniors and college juniors pursuing a degree in agronomy or related area of agriculture.

Registration open for cover crops conference

Registration is open for the Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Conference, Feb. 11-12, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo.
The event will be at the KCI Expo Center, says Charles Ellis, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in agricultural engineering. Ellis also serves on the MCCC board of directors. Twelve states and one Canadian province belong to the council.