2019 Gasconade County Fair - July 24-27

For the schedule of events, ticket and entry information, please visit their website at gasconadecountyfair.com

2018 Gasconade County Annual Report

Gasconade County has a strong tradition of support for the programs of University of Missouri Extension, and local partnerships are vital to our success. As you review this annual report, we want to recognize the many contributions of volunteers, county leaders, local organizations and businesses that make these accomplishments possible.

Search for 2019 Missouri Century Farms starts Feb. 1

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1919, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.

To qualify, the same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

The Missouri Century Farm program will take applications starting Feb. 1. All applications must be postmarked by May 15. Details and a downloadable application form will be available beginning Feb. 1 at extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm.

2018 Gasconade County Century Farms

Century Farm signs and certificates were presented to the following during our annual Extension Council Picnic/4-H Recognition on November 29, 2018.

  • Margaret Coulter - Original owner -  Mathias Heberle (great-grandfather) established in 1855
  • Michelle Gerlemann - Original owner - Heinrich Doermann (great-great-great-great-grandfather) established in 1849
  • Judy Seifert - Original owner - Gustave H. Gawert (great-grandfather) established in 1891

2017-18 Gasconade County Plat Books

New Gasconade County Plat Books are now available at the Gasconade County Extension Office.  The cost is $30.00

 


Popular extension publications

MU Extension publication G427, 2018 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri
MU Extension publication G302, 2016 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri
MU Extension publication G6201, Vegetable Planting Calendar


Soil testing

Don’t guess. Soil tests save time and money.

Soil testing is the best guide to the wise and efficient use of fertilizer and soil amendments, said Manjula Nathan, director of the University of Missouri Extension Soil Testing and Plant Diagnostic Services.

Whether you grow acres of row crops 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 any improvements.

Soil testing can be done through the extension office. The cost is $18 per sample with results received in about two weeks. Soil testing publications


Private pesticide training

If you need to be certified or recertified, call the extension office at 573-437-2165 to schedule a time to view the video. Individuals are required to have a Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual. Bring your copy for verification or purchase one for $12 at the extension office.