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Wine Tour and Cranberry Port Jelly Canning Workshop

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 2 pm - 5:30 pm
LES BOURGEOIS VIP TASTING ROOM
12847 W Hwy BB
Rocheport, Mo 65279
Must be 21 years or older
Call MU Extension at 1-660-248-2272

Industrial Hemp Workshop

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Warren County MU Extension Center
107 W. Walton St.
Warrenton, Mo. 63383
Cost $55.00/ per person
Contact Justin Keay at 1-314-400-7388

Industrial Hemp Production in Missouri

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 1:oo PM
MU Forage Systems Research Center
21262 Genoa Road (East of Linneus)
Contact number for information 1-660-895-5123

ShowMe Healthy Relationships

Free Classes coming to Columbia!!
COUPLES - learn how to strengthen and nurture current relationships.
SINGLES - learn what to look for in potential relationships and how to choose the right partner.
Tuesday Evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 P.M.  Oct 22nd, 29th, November 5th, 12th, and 19th
Contact Allison @1-573-443-8706 Ext 1989or text 913-957-6813 or email Allison-Hines@showmeaction.org

Quit Tobacco Now

10-week group program
Offered FREE of charge
Every other Thursday at 5:30 pm
3 different programs being offered
Meetings held 2nd-floor conference room at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
Contact number 1-573-882-4289
October 24 - December 19, 2019
January 9 - March 5, 2020
March 15 - May 4, 2020

Private Pesticide Applicator Training


This program is for farmers that need to apply Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs) and are in need of certification or recertification. After going through this training, a farmer is "certified". Certified applicators can legally buy RUPs by showing pesticide dealers their license. Licensed certified applicators renew or recertify their training every 5 years. The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA), the lead agency for pesticides in Missouri, informs certified applicators in each county when their certification is about to expire. The extension offices help by facilitating the training programs. The fee is $12 to cover materials.

Please call the office if you have any questions or make an appointment, please contact our office at 573-445-9792 or email at BooneCo@missouri.edu.


Need Help with Your Lawn and Garden, Trees, or Bushes?

 You can email your question(s) and pictures at any time to colemg@missouri.edu. If you need immediate help, feel free to contact the Greene County Master Gardener hotline directly at 417- 874-2963. The hours are Monday - Friday 10 AM - 4 PM,  March 1 thru Oct. 31.  Or you can leave a message and they will return your call.  During the winter months Nov 1 thru Feb 28 they check the phone lines weekly and will return your call.  The website is hotline@mggreeene.org.

Planting Guide: First time gardeners and seasoned professionals can benefit from the “Vegetable Planting Calendar” guide. Read story.

Soil Test: Bring in your soil and make sure you don't waste money on your lawn, garden or field. Soil Test Brochure (PDF). For more information, including a video on how to collect a sample, see "Soil Test Central."


Support Local Extension Programming With Your Gift

For over 60 years, Boone County Extension has served its community by offering programs that help its citizens create a better life. These programs include but are not limited to: agriculture, health and nutrition, community and leadership development, natural resources, business development, family finances, horticulture, even housing and energy management. Our current ongoing programs include 4-H, Master Naturalists and Master Gardeners.

Over the past several years, our funding has been dramatically reduced. The MCES Endowment is designed to provide program support for all Boone County Extension Specialists by way of office support, supplies and equipment, so they can continue delivering quality education. Now you can give directly to this endowment by following the MCES Endowment link below.

The Boone County Extension office is housed on the former Schotte Farm, a gift of the late Frank Graham. Now you can give directly to the Frank Graham Endowment, which will go towards the upkeep of the building and grounds. Click on our "donate" button on the left, or follow the Frank Graham Building Endowment link below.

MCES Endowment

Frank Graham Building Endowment