Candidates sought for Howell County Extension council

Nominations are now being taken for candidates to serve on the Howell County Extension Council. Deadlines for nomination is November 30.  Monthly meetings are held the first Thursday of each month and begin at 6:00 p.m.  

The University of Missouri Extension Council is the local link between county residents and the University of Missouri.

The job of a council member is to assist in the planning and executing of Extension programs designed to improve the lives of Howell County citizens.  As public officials, council members also administer the Howell County Extension budget ensuring the needs of their county are properly met.  

The University of Missouri Extension Council is the local link between county residents and the University of Missouri.  The job of a council member is to assist in the planning and executing of Extension programs designed to improve the lives of Howell County citizens.  As public officials, council members also administer the Howell County Extension budget ensuring the needs of their county are properly met.  

 

Farm Labor Management Workshop - December 6, Springfield MO

A one day workshop held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Cost $20/person (incudes lunch).   Labor has a major influence on the productivity, costs and risks of your agricultural business.  This workshop will help improve your labor management, finances and protect your business. Click on the link below to register.

https://extension2.missouri.edu/events/missouri-farm-labor-management-workshop-1

 

Regional Hay School in Springfield -  December 4, 11, 13

Southwest Missouri hay producers will have an opportunity to attend a regional school in Springfield on three nights in December to learn how to improve their hay making skills. 

The program is offered by Greene County University of Missouri Extension in cooperation with the the Missouri State University William H. Darr College of Agriculture.

This three-night non-credit course is specifically designed for livestock producers who already own hay equipment or have hay custom harvested on their land. All aspects of hay and round bale silage production will be covered according to Tim Schnakenberg, an agronomy field specialist with University of Missouri Extension. 

“There is a lot at stake when making hay and many things to consider to make it worth the effort and to be profitable,” said Schnakenberg.  “Attending a hay school is an important management tool to insure that you will get the most out of your land, time and hay equipment during the 2019 season.”

The program will focus on topics like economics of hay production, forage options, hay quality issues and testing, fertility management, round bale silage management, hay storage, feeding to keep losses low and nutritional needs of cattle.   

This regional hay school will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., December 4, 11 and 13, at the Darr Agricultural Center, 2401 S. Kansas Expressway, Springfield.  There is a small fee to attend the program which includes three meals.  The program is also underwritten by MFA, Heritage Tractor of Rogersville and Vermeer. 

Preregistration is required by November 28 and space is limited. Contact the Greene County MU Extension Center at 417-881-8909 to pre-register or download the event brochure and register online at http://extension.missouri.edu/greene

 

Drought Survival Meeting Handouts

Information From Dr. Eric Bailey, Dr. Randy Wiedmeier, Dr. Sarah Kenyon and Jim Spencer, Jr. |Handouts|

 

The Meat Substitute Issue (Fake Meats!)

Article Link
 

Tough Times, the Drought by Randy Wiedmeier

Article Link

 

Mineral Supplementation for Livestock

Randy Wiedmeier, Regional Livestock Specialist, complied a 4 part information series about mineral supplementation for livestock. 

 

Review of Principles of Crossbreeding by Randy Wiedmeier, Regional Livestock specialist

Review of Principles of Crossbreeding link

 

Grazing Livestock Nutrition Power Point 
by:  Randy Wiedmeier
 

This presentation was presented at the Intensive Grazing School |click here for presentation |

 

Missouri Century Farm

If your farm has been in your family since December 31, 2018, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.  Applications will be taken from February 1 through May 15. Click on the application link | http://extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm/documents/2018.pdf |

 

Sign-up for 4-H 

The 2018-2019 season has started. Join 4-H today.  Click on the link | http://4h.missouri.edu/join-4h.aspx | to join.    If you have question, please contact Dr. Krista Tate at 417-256-2391 or by email tatekr@missouri.edu
This website is your source for additional information and contacts.  30 Things to Know About 4-H (PDF)

 

Make a difference in a Childs life.  Become a 4-H volunteer

Click on the link |http://4h.missouri.edu/volunteer.aspx | to sign-up today.  

 

South Central Missouri AG News

Sarah Kenyon, Howell County agronomy specialist and Randy Wiedmeier, Ozark County livestock specialist,along with Ted Probert, Wright County Dairy Specialist and Bob Schultheis, Webster County Natural Resource Engineer will be publishing an online newsletter monthly. If there is a topic that you would like information on contact, Sarah at kenyons@missouri.edu. We hope you enjoy the current newsletter(PDF) South Central Missouri AG News. Past newsletters may be accessed through the livestock page.

 

 

2017 Howell County Annual Report

The 2017 Annual Report for Howell County Extension showcases the impact of extension programs and why it is important to residents of Howell County. Download a copy to read today  2017 Annual Report

 

Extension Expert Guides

To view the specialists that are located in the Southwest region use the link below.

http://http://extension.missouri.edu/greene/documents/PlansReports/ExpertGuide.pdf

 

Donate to Extension

http://DONATE TO YOUR COUNTY EXTENSION: at https://donatetomu.missouri.edu/Extension/

 

4-H Corner

For more information on Missouri 4-H, please visit 4h.missouri.edu. For all other local information, please visit the 4-H Page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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