Management Intensive Grazing School 

The Management Intensive Grazing School will be held on May 9 and 10 at the First Baptist Church (555 Walnut St.) in Osceola, MO.  Information gained from these sessions can help you improve your profit margins and natural resources.  Anyone requesting cost-share for a grazing system is required to attend a grazing school before being approved for the cost-share funds.  Sessions will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days with a farm tour included on May 10.  You will receive a map and agenda when you register.  Deadline to register is April 30.  For more information or to register please contact the St. Clair County NRCS or SWCD office in Osceola,MO at 417-646-8108, ext. 3 or by email to  Flyer

QuickBooks Class

This course will be held on June 5, 2018 beginning at 3 p. m. and lasting till 6:00 p. m. at the Cedar County Library, 717 East Street, Stockton, MO, 65785.  Lisa Robinson with the MSSU Small Business and Technology Development Centers will be doing the training and demonstrating QuickBooks Pro 2018.  Topics covered will include:  Customer and vendor flowcharts, how to enter data, preference settings, and reports.

In addition to instruction, participants will receive a training manual that includes step – by – step instruction for entering data.  Also, participants can bring their laptop if they prefer but please let us know so that we can make proper arrangements.  The cost of the workshop is $65 per person.  Preregistration, along with payment needs to be submitted by June 1 to the Cedar County MU Extension Center.  No refunds after the registration deadline.  A minimum of 8 paid participants is needed to have the workshop.  Flyer

Missouri Hay Directory

These listings are a joint venture of the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the University of Missouri.  The listings include sellers names, cities, counties and phone numbers. Sellers can be listed by either region or forage type. Bale type is included: small square, large square, small round, large round, baleage, or other. The number of bales and approximate weight of each bale of hay is included, and if the hay has been analyzed, crude protein, acid detergent fiber, neutral detergent fiber, relative feed value, and percent total digestible nutrients may be included. A final area for notes catches information such as "first cutting", or "don't call before 6 p.m."

To list hay you wish to sell:

  • enter a new listing via the menu options on the AgEBB Hay Market Page

  • call the Missouri Department of Agriculture at 573-751-5633

  • visit your county extension office and have them list your hay

Hay listings will be left on the AgEBB system for 60 days unless updated.  All listings will be included in the Missouri Hay Directory. You can access this at  If you have any suggestions to improve the service or usefulness of the hay listings, please send an e-mail message or call (573) 882-4827.

Vegetable gardening questions

As the peek gardening season comes near, here at Extension we get many questions about gardening.  This guide is a section from the Missouri Master Gardener handbook on vegetable gardening.  It provides information from plant and site selection, irrigation and common problems.  There are many other publications available through our website on gardening and other topics as well.  Just click the link at the top of the page titled Publications.

Soil testing 

Soil tests save time and money. Whether you have acres of pasture or have a vegetable patch in the backyard, a soil test will provide you with an analysis of nutrients and a set of recommendations for improvements. Call or visit the Cedar County Extension office for details. Don't guess... Soil test!

Ag in focus

Ag in Focus is a bimonthly newsletter for area ag producers and enthusiasts.

Popular MU Extension publications

Pasture Weed and Brush Control Guide (PDF)
G427, 2015 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri
G302, 2012 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri
G6201, Vegetable Planting Calendar
Cedar County MU Extension Council bylaws

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AgriMissouri Classified website link

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