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Publications Available

Garden Journal/Calendar                            Better Living Cooking

A combination Garden Journal and Calendar is available. These spiral bound record books offer plot plans, plant profiles, month to month garden tips and much more. 

The Better Living Cooking 2 includes many recipes and informative articles. 

These publications are available for free at the Barton County Extension office, 801 E 12th St, Lamar. Call 417-682-3579 for more information.


Free app available "Seasonal and Simple"

This app allows you to view a vast selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, produce information, recipes and an easy-to-read colorful chart that shows when produce is in season. A comprehensive list of Missouri Farmers Markets will lead you to locally grown produce anywhere in the state.

To download, simply go to the App Store or Android Market and search "seasonal and simple".


Facebook: "Start Younger, Live Longer"

Visit University of Missouri Extension Nutrition and Health Facebook page for updated nutrition information, healthy snack ideas and fitness suggestions. 

Start Younger Live Longer

Southwest Region News Service

Southwest Missouri News provides articles on timely topics to the media and citizens.  Southwest Missouri News 

Email subscriptions, Articles are sent to your inbox weekly.  To subscribe, use this online form.


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Links to other resources:

Current soil temperatures in Lamar are updated every five minutes and can be found at

Popular extension publications

MU Extension publication G427, 2015 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri
MU Extension publication G302, 2012 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri
MU Extension publication G6201, Vegetable Planting Calendar