A drought affects everyone, some more than others. It affects the livelihood of our local farmers, the amount of food distributed locally and nationally, as well as, the amount of food available for our livestock. On Tuesday, September 18th, Branson Bank and the University of Missouri Extension Office hosted the “Drought Survival Program and Dinner,” offering important information on how to plan for food shortages after a drought.
“One of our goals was to help people make good management decisions to get through this winter with as little expense as possible," says Tim Schnakenberg with the Extension Service.
Over 100 local farms attended the event that began at 4PM at Turner Farms in Taneyville. Area farmers, outdoorsmen, and veterinary professionals came out to learn some tips and techniques to help them make those important decisions before the upcoming winter months. Some of the topics discussed include: precautions with nitrates and prussic acid, fall forage alternatives and stand renovation, using annual ryegrass to renovate fescue, stretching hay supplies, and ammoniation of low quality hay.
“As a community bank, we look for ways to give back to our friends and neighbors,” said Dean Harmon, Executive Vice President at Branson Bank. “We will continue to support the community, utilizing the resources made available to us by great partners including the Missouri Extension Office, as well as, providing the financial assistance necessary to help our neighbors grow and prosper.”
If you are interested in attending events like this in the future, please contact Halley Fleming at Branson Bank, (417) 334-9696.