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Hay Program Caters to Local Farmers
David Faria
Apr 10 2014

On Thursday, April 17th, Branson Bank and the University of Missouri Extension Office hosted the ‘Hay In The Ozarks, Program and Dinner,’ offering important information to local farmers.


“I appreciate the assistance of Branson Bank and Larson Farm and Lawn for their vital role in making this event possible," says Tim Schnakenberg, Regional Agronomy Specialist with the University of Missouri Extension Office. “Knowledge was shared that will make a difference this year in the farm economy in Taney County.”


Over 60 local farmers attended the event that began at 4:30 pm at Joe Smith’s Farm in Taneyville. Area farmers attended the workshop to learn tips and techniques regarding Hay production and use. Topics discussed include: cost of making hay, quality, improvement, loss, haylage, and construction and feasibility of a hay barn.


After the presentation, participants traveled to Taneyville School for a meal and short presentation about loan products offered at Branson Bank. “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.”

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