Farm Talk


July 16, 2013

“Grain Storage Tour” slated July 30

Parsons, Kansas — The free and annual Barton County Extension “Grain Storage Tour” will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 30 at Liberal Seed and Farm in Liberal.

The tour this year features four speakers and a 4-H presentation. Presentation topics include: “Safety,” by Karen Funkenbush, biological engineering research assistant with MU Extension; “What Size Bin to Build,” by Kent Shannon, engineering specialist with MU Extension; “Moisture Equilibrium” by Bob Schultheis, engineering specialist with MU Extension; and “New Technologies and Future Outlooks on Grain Storage,” by Marty Bunton of Liberal Seed.

The Barton County 4-H youth will be serving a dinner during the program and presenting attendees with information about “Invest an Acre.” Statewide, 4-H members are seeking donations from Missouri farmers for the “Invest an Acre” program as part of a 4-H Revolution of Responsibility campaign to find solutions to hunger through community service.

Call the Barton County Extension office to register at 417-682-3579.

Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided Barton County 4-H. The tent, tables and fans for this event are provided by Liberal Seed and Farm.

Directions from Lamar: Go west of Hwy 71 on Hwy 160 for 10 miles turn north on Hwy 43 and go 4.5 miles to Hwy K, turn west and drive 2.5 miles, destination is on the north side of the road.

Farmers can make an Invest an Acre donation from the proceeds of their harvest at the grain elevator where they do business. Pledge cards can be filled out at any time during the growing season, at harvest or at the time of delivery to the elevator.

Elevators receive tax-deductible donations from farmers and send them to Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks. Every dollar donated by farmers goes back to the food bank serving the multi-county region where they live.

For more information, please visit www.investa or 4h.missouri .edu/programs/hunger. Persons wanting to know more about the “Invest an Acre” program can also contact Steven Henness at 573-884-6618. £

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