June 3rd: Organic Farming Field Day – Lincoln Univ. Busby Research farm

Lincoln University (LU) Cooperative Extension and Research is hosting the Third Alternative / Organic Agriculture field day on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  This field will be held at the LU Busby Organic Research farm located at 5124 Goller Road, Jefferson City, MO. For directions, click here: http://www.lincolnu.edu/web/cooperative-research/university-farms.

The Busby Research Farm comprises 280 acres of land that has been certified for organic production through National and International Organic Certifiers. Lincoln University has committed this farm for organic and integrated systems research. Current research projects include large and small ruminant livestock, aquaculture, vegetables, small fruits, biomass, composting, native plants, sustainable / organic pest management, biochar, soils, grazing, and forage production/utilization.
This year, prior to the field day, three workshops will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: (1) Internal Parasites of Sheep, Goats and Cattle (2) Organic Vegetable Production, and (3) Organic Pest Management. For more information, please see below the flier of the field day. Registration fee for any of the workshops is $ 10 (lunch provided). The afternoon field day is FREE.

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Every Saturday in May rain or shine! We are in JC Downtown (9:00 am to noon)

This Saturday, May 9th, we are located at Madison St. between High St. and Capitol Ave.

The LU Farmers’ Market is a great place for local food, fun, and community.  It offers a diverse selection; shoppers continually rave about how much they can shop from their local farm neighbors at the market. 

The market brings together families, neighbors, visitors, local food producers, and artisans. It provides locally produced food, encourages social gathering, and enhances the quality of life; it also educates students and strengthens the local economy.

Visit our educational/crafts booth with your child for a Mother’s Day crafting activity.

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Shop & Learn: Educational sessions at the LU Farmers’ Market!

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, in Downtown JC (Madison St., next to the Governors’ Mansion), 9:00 am to noon.

Dr. Hwei-Yiing Johnson – State Extension Specialist – Composting, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension

Dr. Johnson, an expert in composting, will explain the basic principles of composting with worms (vermicomposting) and also how to prepare compost teas. she will also provide tips on building compost piles, operation monitoring, compost quality evaluation, and common problems and solutions.

Dr. Nadia Navarrete-Tindall – State Extension Specialist – Native Plants, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension

If you have any questions about native plants and how to create habitat for native pollinators, ask the expert!

Kid’s Corner: crafts and games – free books!