Boost Your Brain and Memory

The workshop will meet on four consecutive weeks twice a week at the Extension Center located at 614 Lindsay Ave, Suite 3 in Poplar Bluff, MO. To register, call the University of Missouri Extension Office at (573) 686-8064.  A $35 registration fee is required at registration.  A class will start October 29 from 12 – 1 and will be held every Monday and Friday.  You can visit our website at Click here for registration form.


Ag Expo

Ag Expo, one of the largest ag trade shows in the region, will once again kick off on January 18 and 19 at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.  The event will be held Friday, January 18 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, January 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission will be $1 for adults and free for all college students and youth. This trade show is sponsored by Butler County University of Missouri Extension Council and the Ag Club of Three Rivers College.

Booths are available. Contact 573-686-8064 for more information! Click here for the booth order form. Click here for the layout. 

Upcoming workshops and classes

For information on upcoming classes contact 573-686-8064.

So, what is an Extension Council and how can you get involved?

County extension councils

In all 114 Missouri counties, an MU county extension council, of elected and appointed citizens, guides local educational programming. County council members are partners in the entire educational process, from needs assessment through program implementation and evaluation of outcomes. To get involved in Butler County contact the office at 573-686-8064.



Missouri Forestry PDF

Shiitake Logs PDF


Food Safety Training


There will be a Food Safety Modernization Act Training held in SE Missouri December 7 at Three Rivers College in Kennett, MO. To register call 573-686-8064.  Cost is $20.00.

For those needing to comply with the food safety modernization act please see this link ( for upcoming training. 


Pesticide Applicator Training 

A grower can obtain a Private Applicator License by scheduling training through the University of Missouri Extension Center by call 573-686-8064 to arrange a time.  Training runs from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm by appointment.


Regional newsletters

MO AgNews (PDF)

The Garden Spade (PDF)


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