Missouriís Complex Fence Laws to be Explained

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A program to discuss Missouriís complicated fence law is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7th, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Cassville. The meeting will be held at The Courthouse, located at 700 Main Street.

"Missouri continues to have a very complicated fence law, in large part due to the fact that two separate laws cover the state depending on the county that your land is in," said Joe Koenen, agricultural business specialist with University of Missouri Extension, who will be presenting the program. "If you own land, you really need to know the law and how it impacts you whether you own livestock or not. Another problem is that both laws are subject to interpretation and can be a little different, depending on the county youíre in."

A comparison of both laws will be given at this program. Joe has been presenting programs on the fence law for over 25 years throughout the state. Landowners need to be aware of what the law is in their county and the meeting will help them better understand their rights and responsibilities.

There is a $10 charge to attend, which covers the program and materials. Pre-registration is required to insure adequate materials are prepared. The program will be delivered via Lync so attendees can see the presentation and also ask questions of the presenter. It allows the presenter (Joe) to talk to several folks throughout the state without traveling concurrently. Please call Reagan Bluel at the Barry County Extension Office 847-3161 to register.