STOCKTON, Mo. — A program to discuss Missouri’s Complicated Fence Law will be held on Monday evening, February 13th from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. The meeting is being put on by the Cedar County MU Extension Center and Council and will be at the Cedar County Courtroom that is located on the first floor of the Cedar County Courthouse at 113 South Street in Stockton, Mo. Fee for the workshop is $15 per person. Pre-registration is required by February 10th to the Cedar County MU Extension Center, as space is limited.
“Missouri continues to have a very complicated fence law, in large part due to the fact that 2 separate laws covered in the state depending on the county that your land is in” according to 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”. “Furthermore, in 2016 a portion of the law was changed to address livestock liability that affects livestock and non-livestock owners alike,” said Koenen. Other problems are that both laws are subject to interpretation and can be a little different, depending on the county where the land is located. A comparison of both laws will be given at the program. Koenen 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 this meeting will help them better understand their rights and responsibilities.
This program will be presented via Skype for Business and attendees will be allowed to ask questions of Koenen. If you have any questions, would like to register or need more information please contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at 417 – 276 – 3313 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view a flyer for the event: 2017 February Fence Law program flyer 2-13-2016
— University of Missouri Extension
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