The second meeting of the Winter Beef Series offered by the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service will focus on winter hay feeding. Last winter, local farm owner, Chris Slattery, allowed Extension on his farm to learn more about the benefits of unrolling hay during winter-feeding. Soil fertility data was collected before and after feeding hay on roughly 7 acres. Join us on February 19th at 6:00 p.m. at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service to learn about the results and other aspects of feeding hay by unrolling.
Learn About Winter Sowing from Adair County Extension Master Gardeners
If you have or are trying to develop a green thumb, join us on February 27th at 5:30 p.m. at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service as the Extension Master Gardeners offer the second class of a series of gardening workshops. On February 27th, Extension Master Gardeners will be teaching about winter sowing your garden. The class is free and open to everyone. For more information, contact the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service at (270) 384-2317. Pre-registration is not required.
Free Soil Testing
The Adair County Soil Conservation District and Adair County Extension District Board have partnered to make soil testing free for Adair County landowners year-round in 2024. Get your soil samples submitted now to allow plenty of time for results prior to when applications need to be made.
When taking soil samples, remember that the results of a soil test are only as good as the sample itself. Samples should be taken at a depth of 3-4 inches for no-till production and 6-8 inches when the ground is to be tilled. Samples should be representative of the field. Take at least 10 core samples from smaller fields. Larger fields may require as many as 30 core samples. Try to limit soil samples to 20 acres or less if possible. Avoid pulling core samples from drains, near roadways, around feeding areas, and where manure has been applied within the last month. The core samples should be placed into a plastic bucket or paper bag, mixed well, and dried. For more information, contact the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service at (270) 384-2317.
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