2019 Boone County Pollinator Tour

June 20, 2019

Join us for the 2019 Boone County Pollinator Tour, which includes stops at each of the below locations.

  • Butterfly House at Jefferson Farm & Garden
  • Bonnie View Prairie
  • A.L. Gustin Golf Course
  • South Farm

The tour will begin at the Butterfly House at Jefferson Farm & Garden.  Shuttle buses will be provided.

Attendees should arrive at Jefferson Farm & Garden at 5:30 p.m.  Shuttle buses will leave shortly thereafter.

Space is limited, so please be sure to REGISTER for this event.

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SPONSORS

Missouri University, College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Missouri Department of Conservation

City of Columbia

Missourians for Monarchs

 

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Pasture Walk with Pat Keyser

June 25, 2019

Visit a newly established warm season at Harry Cope’s and a mixed stand of forbes utilized for grazing livestock. Twenty three year old stand of gama grass pasture walk & talk with an open soil pit at Robert Ridgley’s Farm with a bbq burger dinner prepared by the Callaway and Montgomery County Cattlemen’s Association. Following dinner take a look at a warm season grass crp field converted to pasture

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WHO: PAT KEYSER, UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE

WHEN

June 25, 2019

3:00 PM – 8:30 PM

WHERE : HARRY COPE AND ROBERT RIDGLEY’S FARM (SEE REVERSE)


EVENT INFO

At each site participants will see warm season grass fields with the producers view as well as the view point of Pat Keyser, UTIA

David Doctorian, NRCS Soil Health Specialist and Mark Abney, Assistance, will discuss soil health at the soil pit in the eastern gamagrass Field .

CALL TO RSVP IN ADVANCE AND PAY AT THE DOOR $5 CALL 636.456.3434 X3


AGENDA

3 PM – 4:30 PM

Pat Keyser pasture walk & talk with Harry Cope, Len Gilmore and Wesley Hanks, Quail and Pheasants Forever

4:30 PM – 5 PM

Travel to Bob Ridgley’s farm

5:00-6:00 PM

Soils pit at Bob Ridgely’s farm with David Doctorian, Soil Health Specialist and Mark Abney, MO NRCS Assistant State Soil Scientist

6-7PM

Dinner at Robert Ridgley’s shop, FSA, SWCD and NRCS Program Update

7:00-8:30

Pasture walk in Gama grass field and Warm Season Grass CRP field converted to pasture with Pat Keyser

If you need an accommodation to participate in this activity or event, please contact Tammy Teeter at 573.564.3715 ext 3, or by e-mail at tammy.teeter@mo.usda.gov by June 10, 2019

USDA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, PROVIDER AND LENDER


SPONSORS

Lincoln, Pike, Warren and Montgomery NRCS FOSA

University of Missouri Outreach and Extension

Quail/Pheasants Forever


EVENT DIRECTIONS

Harry Cope’s Field :

From Hwy 70 head north on Hwy A to New Truxton, 10.25 miles & follow the signs to turn left on Winters Road and hang a right on Winters at the fork (follow the sign), when the road hangs a left follow the sign and pull up in to the field.

To Bob Ridgley’s farm:

From Harry’s farm head south on Hwy A out of Trux-ton 11.6 miles and go 8.4 miles on Hwy 70, take the ex-it 179, Highway F, High Hill, go thru town and turn right on Walnut Street, (at the field day sign) across the rail road tracks which becomes Coal Chute Road, and turn left into the farm at the field day sign.

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