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Equine enthusiasts beware A disease affecting a wide range of equine species is keeping agriculture specialists busy in Missouri. In January, two horses in northeastern Missouri tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA). The animals were both immediately quarantined and humanely euthanized. The contagious, viral disease is most commonly transmitted through horse and deer flies, mosquitoes and gnats. EIA has been known to infect horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, but it does not affect humans. Unfortunately, no vaccines are available to prevent or protect from this disease. Those with questions or concerns about the safety of their livestock should contact the Department of Agriculture by calling 573-751-3377 or visit Elk restoration updates For those outdoor enthusiasts who are excited about the reintroduction of elk in Missouri, you can now track the Missouri Department of Conservation’s restoration efforts. By visiting and clicking on Elk Restoration Updates, visitors can check out photos and videos of the restoration progress. By subscribing with an e-mail address, you also can get the latest news on the elk project sent to your inbox. N E W S A new online survey sponsored by the Missouri Department of Transportation is giving Missourians the chance to offer suggestions. The survey can be found at www. under the rail section of the page. The results will be used to help MoDOT create a plan to improve rail transportation in the future. B R I E F S deadline for federal tax returns. The deadline is pushed back due to the observance of Emancipation Day in Washington, D.C. On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln freed more than 3,000 slaves in the District of Columbia. Another change for Missouri taxpayers is where they can obtain their Form 1099-G information. To obtain the form, call 573-526-8299 or visit Have available your Social Security number, home address zip code and the filing status noted on the most recent tax return. To find out more information on your tax returns, filing assistance centers and other forms, call 573751-3505 or visit Get your chestnuts roasting Landowners looking to add an alternative crop to their fields are in luck. From March to September, researchers at the University of Missouri’s Center for Agroforestry will host a series of four workshops on growing Chinese chestnuts. Attendees will learn about establishing and caring for chestnut trees, as well as harvesting, cleaning and marketing the nuts. To sign up, call Julie Rhoads at 573-882-3234. Cost is $75 per session. It’s the most wonderful time... Missouri’s tax season is upon us. Luckily, those looking to file their taxes at the last minute will have a few extra days. The state’s traditional filing deadline will be extended three days this year to April 18, making Missouri’s filing date the same as the Wanted: Amtrak rider input If you were charged with guiding Missouri’s rail future, how would you spend your resources and what would you make a priority? DIAMOND L POLE BARNS Specializing in Pole Barns and Storage Buildings Call for free quotes 918-797-0040 or fax 918-797-0050 Rt. 3 Box 917, Stilwell, OK 74960 918-696-5002 Fax, Stilwell, Okla. Reasonable Prices VISA & MASTERCARD ACCEPTED Post-Framed Buildings 1-800-762-3170 SCOTT CONSTRUCTION TIMBER FRAME HOMES AMISH CRAFTED OZARK TIMBER FRAME, LLC www. 4I7-278-3320 WARNING! HARboRING A KIlleR! Don’T sprEAD pEsTs! only Burn Wood You Buy Locally. SAVE THOUSANDS! ATTENTION FARMERS ULTIMATE HAY BUILDING! FSA LOANS NOW AVAILABLE FOR HAY STORAGE youR fIReWood Could be To report a possible EAB infestation, call 1-866-716-9974 or •Heavy Gauge Steel-Strongest for Wind, Snow and Ice! •Ideal for Machinery, Shops, Commodity Storage NO BIRDS! •USA Manufactured with 30 Year Warranty 800-894-9408 All SteelFraming • Professional Construction • Free Quotes STEEL BUILDINGS SPECIALIZING IN: BUY LOCAL - DEAL LOCAL BUILDING SYSTEMS KOEHN We offer complete custom building packages, primarily for the commercial and ag markets. Our packages can include: Foundations High-R Insulation Windows and Doors (including wide doors) Erection Interior Liner Electrical HVAC Many other options Steel Buildings Phone: 866-943-7751 Website: “We provide solutions to your space needs” HEARTLAND 1-800-664-7055 Self Storage Buildings & Commercial Buildings STEEL BUILDINGS 26 26 WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP WWW.RURAL MISSOURI.COOP

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - March 2011

Rural Missouri - March 2011
Docent of the Walking Cane Dulcimer
Out of the Way Eats
Mail Bag
The No-Dig (And Less Sweat) Gardening Alternative
Grow a Delicious Landscape
A Recycled Craft
Hearth and Home
News Briefs
The Gainesville Gunner
Around Missouri
Top Apps for Rural Missourians

Rural Missouri - March 2011