Pearls of Production- for Farming Women on Aug. 2, 2019; preregister by July 29th

Pearls of Production is an Innovative and Exciting program designed to provide leadership and hands-on training for females actively involved in agriculture. This meeting we will cover Nutritious Meals on the Go- a healthy twists on field ready meals and Communication Challenges for Farms and Families- techniques for communicating on farm business from one family member to another. Join us 10:00am-12:00pm on August 2, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lockwood. This event is free; however, registration is required by July 29, as lunch is provided. Contact Jill at 417-682-3579 or to register or for more information. All children are welcome! –Although we do not provide childcare, we don’t want you to feel that is a reason you can’t attend, so bring the kids! These meetings held in Barton, Dade and Jasper Counties will offer different topics throughout the year so grab your girlfriends and make a short road trip to connect with other farm-women near you!  Pearls of Production (PDF)


Alfalfa Workshop to be held in Dadeville on August 1st; preregister by July 31st

“Alfalfa is a warm season legume that provides high quality forage for grazing and hay production in the summer months,” says Patrick Davis MU Extension Livestock Field Specialist.  In addition, alfalfa can be a very valuable hay crop to hay producers.  MU Extension agriculture field specialists will provide the following education and topics: Alfalfa Stand Establishment, Starting Production, and Harvesting - Feeding Alfalfa to Cattle - Economics of Growing Alfalfa. Cost of the event is $35 per person, which covers the evening meal and other workshop expenses.  Fee payment along with registration needs to done by July 31st to the Dade County MU Extension Center (2 N. Main Street, Greenfield, Mo. 65661) at 417-637-2112.  Let us know at registration if you need any special accommodations.  For more information on the workshop, please contact the Dade County MU Extension Center or Patrick Davis at 417-276-3313 or by email at You may also find more information on how to improve your grasslands at  Alfalfa Workshop (PDF)    

Greenfield City Garden

If you would like to grow your own vegetables or learn how to, and need a place to hoe a row, join us in the Greenfield City Garden.  Come Grow With Us!


Using Social Media in a Disaster A unique publication that gives best practices and suggestions for using social media in a community following a disaster. Information and provided guidelines in this updated 30-page publication grew out of the first-hand experience of volunteers Rebecca and Genevieve Williams and MU Extension specialist David Burton had building a Facebook community following the Joplin (2011) tornado and the Branson (2012) tornado. Using Social Media in a Disaster (PDF)


Don't guess....Soil Test Basic soil testing analyzes nutrient content and fertility status. Results include fertilizer and lime recommendations. Additional tests are available for nutrient management plans, environmental issues, potting mixes, compost, manure and water usage. Each sample should contain about 1½ cups of dry soil from 6 to 7 inches deep. Consult our soil testing publications for specific instructions. The cost is $20 per sample and results are typically provided within two weeks.  Pasture (PDF) , Lawn (PDF) , Hayfield/Row Crops (PDF) 

Other Popular MU Extension Publications

2015 Pest Management Guide (PDF)

2016 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri (PDF)

Vegetable Planting Calendar (PDF)