Marshfield ag conference will address a wide variety of topics on Jan. 27

The public is invited to attend the 94th Annual Webster County Diversified Agriculture Conference, starting at 8:30 a.m., Jan. 27, at Faith Southern Baptist Church, 1002 S. Marshall St. (Highway A), south of the MU Extension Center, in Marshfield.

“The educational nature of this conference is adapted each year to respond to the diverse issues of interest and concern to area farmers and ranchers, rural landowners, and many others,” said Bob Schultheis, natural resource engineering specialist, University of Missouri Extension. “With farm income down, this conference offers research-based solutions to address common production and profitability issues on southwest Missouri area farms.”

Topics to be discussed at this year’s event will cover a broad range of interests including how artificial insemination can make your cattle more profitable; minimizing pesticide drift and managing death loss in cattle.

Thanks to the generous donations of supporting sponsors, the conference pre-registration fee (before Jan. 23) is just $15 per adult, $10 per student and under age 12 get in free, which includes lunch and breaks. Registration after Jan. 23 is $20 per person. Pre-registration is advised so enough food can be prepared.

Participants are also invited to bring non-perishable food items and/or a cash contribution to be donated to the Webster County Food Pantry.

To register, or to make special accommodations because of a disability, contact the Webster County Extension Center at 417-859-2044, by email at [email protected], or mail the pre-registration form available online at