Cassville High School will offer its first adult education class of the 2012-13 school year at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17. Guest speaker Eldon Cole, University of Missouri Extension beef cattle specialist, will share information on bull selection using expected progeny differences (EPDs).
"These classes are a great way for the people in the community to learn more about topics that may be of interest to them," said Kelin Kruse, Cassville High School agriculture instructor. "By having professionals in the industry come in for these classes, those that attend are able to ask questions for their individual needs.
"This a service the agriculture education department at Cassville is happy to offer to the community," said Kruse. "It also gives people a chance to come in and see some of things that our students are working on and the activities that we do."
Other classes planned for this year will offer information on the following topics: home horticulture; backyard poultry management; creating Christmas wreaths; curing ham; managing wildlife on private property; high-tunnel hoop houses; and beef herd health.
"We have been able to visit with those who attend and understand the topics they would like to know more about," said Kruse. "We try very hard to accommodate and offer topics that the community is interested in."
Cassville High School FFA members assist with the adult education classes. The officer team helped plan some of the class topics. Members and food science class students also assist with the preparation of the free meals that are provided during the classes.
All of the adult education classes are held in the agriculture education department at the high school. Attendees are invited to park behind the ag shop and enter through the door located on the east side of the school.