Missouri’s Complicated Fence Law Explained

Missouri’s Complex Fence Laws to be Explained

A program to discuss Missouri’s Complicated Fence Law will be held on Tuesday evening, February 13th from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Buchanan County Extension Center that is located at 4125 Mitchell Avenue in St. Joseph, Missouri. There is a $15 charge for this meeting, which covers the program and materials. Pre-registration is recommended, as space is limited.

“Missouri continues to have a very complicated fence law, in large part due to the fact that 2 separate laws cover 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 that night. “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 Joe. Other problems are that both fence laws are subject to interpretation and can be a little different, depending on the county you own land in. A comparison of both fence laws will be reviewed, during the program. Joe has been presenting programs on the fence law for over 25 years throughout the state, including via Skype and ITV. 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 done via Skype for Business or Zoom so attendees can see the presentation and also ask questions of the presenter. It allows the presenter (Joe) to talk to several folks in a wide area without traveling to each location.

Contact Jim Humphrey at the Andrew County Extension Office (816-324-3147) or the Buchanan County Extension Center at (816-279-1691) if you have any questions or would like to register or you can e-mail him at humphreyjr@missouri.edu

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