Webster County University of Missouri Extension invites you to the 96th Annual Diversified Ag Conference. The conference will be held at the Faith Baptist Church, 1002 S. Marshall St. (Highway A), Marshfield. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the program begins at 9 a.m. and will be completed by 2:30 p.m.

Attendees will be able to participate in four one-hour sessions throughout the day. When registering for the conference, participants will choose three of the six topics being presented. Everyone will participate in the presentation “Fake Meat and Artificial Milk,” presented by Dr. Bryon Wiegand, professor of Meat Science at the University of Missouri.

The other six topics will be presented concurrently, with individuals choosing the three sessions they wish to attend. The additional topics being offered are as follows:

•    “Non-Chemical Weed Control” by Dr. Sarah Kenyon, MU Extension

•    “Guiding Farmers to Legal Resiliency (12 Things to Know About Farm Law)” by Kyle Whittaker, MU Extension

•    “Home Gardening Tips/Specialty Crops” by Patrick Byers, MU Extension

•    “Making Good Hay in Bad Weather” by Tim Schnakenburg, MU Extension

•    “Tips on Raising Small Ruminants and Poultry” by Eric Meusch, MU Extension

•    "Farm to Fork Strategies" by Dr. David Newman, Arkansas State University

A meal will be included with your registration, and door prizes will be awarded throughout the day. The meal is being catered by Sheila’s Café, Marshfield. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about current agriculture issues/topics and meet new people.

To register for the classes, or for more details, contact the Webster County Extension office at 859-2044 or visit the office in person. Registration for the conference closes at 4 p.m. on Jan. 21.

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