EXCEL for Leadership Growth!

Register anytime for the EXCEL leadership development program for rural Greene County. Register now to learn more about this award-winning leadership program that is offered to county residents free-of-charge. Brochure outlining program (PDF) | Program Scorecard (PDF) | Application/Registration Form (PDF) | Register online for EXCEL program.

Salute to Century and Family Farms Sept 18

The fifth annual “Salute to Century and Family Farms” event scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the historic Round Barn Event Center along Clear Creek, 10731 W. US Hwy 160, Walnut Grove. Greene County Extension will honor the newest Century Farms in the county, recognize a past Century Farm with MVP status, celebrate local family farms and hear from some area youth that plan to go in to farming. There will also be a live auction and some other fun activities with all proceeds going to the Greene County MU Extension Council to fund additional local programs. Four Greene County farms will be recognized at the 2018 event; Jeanette Forney of Strafford, Lindal and Carol Highfill of Fair Grove, Harriett McCall of Willard and Doug and Robin Shelton of Willard. Registration is required and tickets cost $25 per person | Registration flyer | Register online

Garlic Workshop Sept. 21

Learn to grow garlic for profit and taste some unique varieties at this year's annual Garlic Workshop. Three great speakers including "Commercial Garlic Production - a Farmer’s Perspective" presented by Rusty Lee, MU Extension agronomy specialist from Montgomery County. Admission is $15 per person this year. Event is set for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sept. 21, at the Springfield Botanical Center. | Register online

2018 Urban Homesteading Workshop Oct. 12

Our first urban homesteading workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, Oct. 12 at the Springfield Botanical Center. Three speakers will address backyard chickens, cheesemaking, and solar power. Admission is $15 per person and can be done in person or online. Informational flyer (PDF) | Register online

Business Feasibility Study Program

Interested in starting your own business, but do not have the time or resources to determine if your business idea is feasible? If your answer is yes, then a unique opportunity exists in Springfield according to Sandra Smart-Winegar, business development specialist, at the Small Business Development and Technical Center. Program Flyer (PDF)

Greenhouse and High Tunnel Workshop

This hands-on educational event will be held Oct. 17-18 in Mountain Grove. Cost is $50 per person and seating is limited. Event flyer (PDF)

Our Office Goal and Vision

Greene County MU Extension will help county businesses create or save 5,000 jobs, individually educate 500,000 county residents on topics improving their families, farms, and nutrition, and train 1,500 new community leaders and volunteers by 2030.

Help with Your Lawn and Garden

Master Gardeners of Greene County hotline at 417-874-2963.

Planting Guide: Vegetable Planting Calendar.

Do not waste money on your lawn, garden or field. See "Soil Test Central."

Order New Book on Missouri Historic Schools

The "Missouri Directory of Historic and One-Room Schools" is now available for purchase on or at the Greene County MU Extension office in Springfield. The book details over 60 of the very best historic and one-room schools in Missouri and was recently named the "Bound Book of the Year" by the North Central Region of the North American County Agriculture Extension Agents. The book costs $15.50 and all proceeds benefit the administration of the Greene County Extension office. Order link

Who Can Help Me with Program or Program?

This document provides an overview of the specialists and staff serving Greene County along with ways to contact each person. County Contact List 2018 (PDF)

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Employee Training Programs

If your business regularly offers programs for employees, as part of ongoing professional development or as an employee incentive plan, these local University of Missouri Extension specialists can offer affordable research-based educational programming. Read more | VideoProgram Brochure (PDF)

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