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The Carroll County University of Missouri Extension Council held their annual meeting and banquet on Thursday, March 15, 2018 in the Carrollton Public Library Conference Room with about 65 people in attendance.  The dinner began at 6:00 p.m. with Diane Isaacs, Chairperson, welcoming those in attendance.  Following the meal, Diane introduced the Carroll County Extension Staff and the Norma Sparks, interim Carroll County Clerk. Lori Crawford, Office Manager, then made the announcement that due to scheduling conflicts William Johnson of TARA INDUSTIRES would not be our speaker for the evening. We are hoping to book him for the Tweedie Agri-Business Forum in November.  Our program for the night was The Clint Campbell family from Bosworth, Christian bluegrass band.


Following the speaker, Kathi Mecham, Carroll County Program Director and Commercial Horticulture Specialist,, gave an overview of the 2017 Carroll County Extension annual report.  Then, Barb Lyon, Extension Council’s Appointed Member from Farm Bureau, recognition of The Robert and Gay-Lynn Korff, State Fair Farm Family of 2017. The State Fair Farm Family is sponsored and supported by Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Missouri State Fair, University of Missouri Extension, and the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.   Carissa O’Dell then recognized and given the  Ryan and Mindy Minnick  the Leaders Honor Roll award for their many years of service.   The purpose of the Leaders Honor Roll is to honor outstanding MU Extension community leaders who have excelled in supporting or co-teaching named programs. Kathi Mecham then that this year’s Athletic Ambassadors are: Yvonne Grimpo and her daughter Katy. An announcement was then made about sports posters and yard signs that are being given out or picked up at the Extension office.  


 Newly elected  members Donna Forrest and Sue Lightfoot (East of Highway 65), Robert Bryant- 2nd term; Sara Jane Famuliner; Allen McDowell; Mary Jane Phillips (West of Highway 65), and Ruth Owen (Town of Carrollton) . Newly appointed Town of Carrollton representative is Clint Mathis. 


The following slate of officers for 2018: Tim Reid-Chairperson; Sue Lightfoot- Vice Chairperson; Barb Lyon-Secretary; and Paula Sprouse- Treasurer. Interim County Clerk Norma Sparks swore in the all the members and the new slate of officers. After the announcements and thank yous were made a brief recess was held and then the council met for a short business meeting. Once the business was completed the council then adjourned for the start of a new year.


-Farm Custom and Cash Rental Rates

--U Extension publication G302, 2016 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri
MU Extension publication G427, 2015 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri

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Head off pond problems before they start

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The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) took effect Jan. 1, 2017

Learn what you need to know as a livestock owner about this federal directive.

Head off pond problems before they start

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Missouri Farm Labor Guide

This new free publication gives Missouri-specific guidance to navigating the complexities of human resource management for agricultural labor.

Japanese beetles are now active in Carroll County

See our resources on control options.

Missouri Century Farms

The Missouri Century Farm program's history dates back to 1976 as a result of the Missouri Committee for Agriculture that was co-chaired by James B. Boillot, Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture, and Elmer R. Kiehl, Dean of the College of Agriculture, University of Missouri. The committee's purpose was to organize the American Revolution Bicentennial celebration in Missouri. One activity that was initiated by the committee was the "Centennial Farm" project, which awarded certificates to persons owning farms that had been in the same family for 100 years or more. Interest in the program continued after 1976. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and University of Missouri Extension planned a 10-year update in 1986 called the "Century Farm" program. This program has been sustained as a yearly event with over 100 farms recognized each year. In 2008, the Missouri Farm Bureau became a program co-sponsor.

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1917, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.  If you would like to view the complete news release please click here

For applications received by May 1, a $55 fee covers the cost of a certificate, farm sign and booklet for approved applicants. If the application is received between May 1 and May 15, the cost is $65.

For application forms and information, call Extension Publications toll-free at 1-800-292-0969, contact your local MU Extension center, or visit the Century Farm program website.


Council Monthly Meetings

The Carroll County Extension Council meets the third Thursday night of each month at 7:00p.m. at the Carrollton Public Library's boardroom, in Carrollton, MO.

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