The annual meeting of the Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District and University of Missouri Extension’s 89th Greene County Soils and Crops Conference will be held jointly from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20 in the 2nd floor banquet room at Springfield Livestock Marketing Center, 6821 West Independence (Exit 70 off of I-44), Springfield, Mo.
“In our attempt to provide resources, information, and education to local agriculture producers, MU Extension and the Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District have teamed up for the second time to combine these programs,” said Brie Menjoulet, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension.
Program topics and speakers this year include: “Impacts of the 2011 Drought,” by Brie Menjoulet, an agronomy specialist with MU Extension and “Improving Drought-Damaged Forages” by Tim Schnakenberg, an agronomy specialist with MU Extension in Stone County.
The Greene County Soil and Water Conservation district will also be presenting local awards. A free dinner for those who pre-register begins at 5:30 p.m.
Pre-registration by March 16 is needed to guarantee a dinner. Registration forms are available online and can be mailed to the Greene County Soil & Water Conservation District, 688 S. State Hwy B, Suite 200, Springfield, Mo. 65802. To register by phone, call 417-831-5246 ext. 3.
For special accommodations due to a disability, contact Deneen Jenkins at the Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District at 417-831-5246 ext. 3.
Sponsors for this event include Old Missouri Bank, Springfield Livestock Market, Greene County Farm Bureau, Greene County SWCD, Greene County Extension Council, and the Greene County Commission.