Local News: News in brief (1/27/21) – Monett Times

Pierce City Senior Center will be closed in January and February due to COVID. The center will evaluate the situation at the end of February to consider opening for March.

Throughout the month of January, the MU Extension Family Nutrition Education Program will be presenting Healthy Change virtual workshops that will discuss simple ways to make healthy food choices and changes. For more information, contact the Dade County OACAC Neighborhood Center at 417-637-2701.

The University of Missouri Extension program will host a virtual Town Hall series from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 11 and March 11. The meetings will cover frost seeding legumes in January, grazing system designs in February and spring forage growth and yield in March. To participate, register and submit questions at http://www.imp.missouri.edu/townhalls.

Tech savvy farmers are invited to a program that discusses computers on the farm to be held virtually Feb. 8 and Feb. 9. For more information or to register, visit extension.missouri.edu/events/2021-computers-on-the-farm-virtual-conference. Registration is $20 and will cover both evenings as well as a recording of each topic.

The University of Missouri Extension program will host a virtual series on forage and livestock from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. every Wednesday through Feb. 10. Those planning to tune in for the virtual meetings must register taw.extension./missouri.edu/events/2021-statewide-forage-and-livestock-series.

The statewide Missouri Forage and Livestock series will be a virtual offering this year with programs scheduled from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. every Wednesday through Feb. 10. Register online at extension.missouri.edu/events/2021-statewide-forage-and-livestock-series. The Jan. 27 program will be Beef Nutrition and will cover livestock rumen nutrition and tracking animal performance.

The Monett Chamber of Commerce will be accepting nominations for its Community Service Award, Pride and Progress Award and Business of the Year award. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31 and may be dropped off at the Chamber or mailed to PO Box 47, Monett MO, 65708 or faxed to 417-235-4076. Awards will be presented at the annual Chamber Banquet scheduled for March 4 at the Park Casino.

The Pierce City Fire Protection District will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1 at the Pierce City Fire Station, 2543 Lawrence 2225 in Pierce City. The public is invited to attend.

The statewide Missouri Forage and Livestock series will be a virtual offering this year with programs scheduled from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. every Wednesday through Feb. 10. Register online at extension.missouri.edu/events/2021-statewide-forage-and-livestock-series. The Feb. 3 program will be Livestock Farm Profitability and will cover tracking overall farm profitability and understanding the market to spread risk.

The Red Cross will be hosting a local blood drive from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8 at the Church of Christ meeting room located at 1107 9th St. in Monett. Those who would like to donate may schedule an appointment by calling 800-733-2767 or by visiting RedCrossBlood.org an using the code MONETT. The Red Cross is offering a $5 Amazon gift card that can be received via email to those who donate Feb. 1 through Feb. 28.

The statewide Missouri Forage and Livestock series will be a virtual offering this year with programs scheduled from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. every Wednesday through Feb. 10. Register online at extension.missouri.edu/events/2021-statewide-forage-and-livestock-series. The Feb. 10 program will be Cutting Edge of Pasture Fertility and will cover soil health verses soil fertility, soil health and grazing and precision for forage-based systems.

The 37th annual Southwest Missouri Spring Forage conference will be held in a virtual format this year with programs planned from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 and Wednesday, Feb. 24. Registration is $45 per person by mail and $46.61 online due to a PayPal transaction fee. For more information, call 417-532-6305 ext. 101 or visit http://www.springforageconference.com.

The Barry County Soils and Crops Conference, will host a face-to-face program beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Christian Church in Cassville. Topics and speakers include How to Get Started in Your Stocker Operation with Eric Bailey, state beef nutrition specialist; Fetal Programming of Beef Cattle with Elizabeth Picking, field specialist in livestock from West Plains; and, Johnsongrass: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly with Tim Schnakenberg, field specialist in agronomy.Preregistration will be required this year.

The Missouri statewide tornado drill will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 2. The Monett-Lawrence County E9-1-1 center will be activating area outdoor warning systems to test them. In the event of hazardous conditions, a back-up date for the test is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, March 4.

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