Lunch and Learn - Affordable Care Act

Bring your lunch and learn about your options under the Affordable Care Act on December 3, 2015, 12:00-1:00 pm, at the Salem Community Center @ the Armory, 1200 W. Rolla Rd.  Drinks and cookies will be provided.  Click here for registration information.

Innovate Ozarks Business Conference 2015

If you were not able to attend or would like to review the presentations made at the conference, please go to the Community Development link to the left of this screen for a full list of the presentations.

An Invitation to Participate

Dent County University of Missouri Extension Council invites residents of Dent County to join the 2016-2017 group of volunteers that make Dent County a better place to live through Extension programs.

Representatives will be elected in a non-partisan election January 4th-8th, 2016.  Candidates must be at least 18 years old and reside in the county.  Nominations are due Friday, November 13, 2015, to Dent County Extension at 112 E. 5th St., Salem, and are available by calling 573-729-3196, online at or email at

Designated by state statute as the official body to cooperate with the University of Missouri in delivery of Extension programs, the council has roles in programming, fiscal and personnel. The Dent County Extension Council is the local link between county residents and the University of Missouri four-campus system.  Responsibilities include attending monthly meetings (4th Monday), identify concerns of the community to connect citizens with Extension resources, administer the county budget and assist in planning, promoting, and carrying out Extension efforts.

Individuals interested in serving on the council may contact Sarah Hultine Massengale, Co-County Program Director, at the Dent County extension office (573-729-3196). Click here to view the application.  Information about the Dent County Extension office can be found on the web at

MU Extension's impact in Dent County

Learn about the ways MU Extension serves our county and neighboring communities.
MU Extension: The University of Missouri in Dent County (PDF)

Freeze branding irons now available for rent

Cost is $15 per day or $25 per weekend.  For further information contact MU Extension in Dent County at (573) 729-3196.

A.I. breeding barn available for rent

The A.I. breeding barn, located at the Dent County MU Extension Center, is available to producers at a rate of $50 per day. For more information, contact Ted Cunningham, MU Extension livestock specialist, 573-729-3196 or

Breeding barn flyer (PDF)

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