2018 County Council Election January 15-26

The election for new members of the Howell  County extension council begins January 15 and runs through January 26, 2018.  To vote online click on the link in the left column.  Candidate Bios.


January 22, 2018
How to Stretch your Dwindling Hay Supply and Anaplasmosis in the Cattle Herd seminar 

The University of Missouri Howell County Extension office will host a seminar on January 22 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the extension office located at 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd.  Cost of the seminar is $10/farm, which will help cover travel expenses and printed material.
Dr. Eric Bailey, MU state extension beef cattle nutritionist, and Dr. Craig Payne, MU state extension veterinarian, will be visiting southcentral Missouri and presenting a series of seminars. Dr. Bailey will be presenting information regarding stretching our dwindling hay supply. Dr. Payne will be addressing issues associated with anaplasmosis in beef herds.  One year after the institution of the veterinary feed directive anaplasmosis may become problematic. 
To register contact the Howell County Extension Office at 417-256-2391.


January 23, 2018
Missouri Complex Fence Law

Joe Koenen, Agricultural Business Specialist will present information on Missouri's Fence Law.  Cost is $15/person and will be held at the Howell County Extension Center, 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd., West Plains MO To pre-register or for more information contact the Howell County Extension Center at 417-256-2391.


February 6 Private Pesticide Applicator Training (PPAT) Class 
The training class will be held at the Howell County Extension Center, 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd., West Plains.  Class begins at 6:00 pm.  Cost is $25/person.  To register call the Extension Center at 417-256-2391.


Beef and Forage Seminar - February 12, 2018 

Dr. Rick Funston, University of Nebraska, will present information on how to improve beef cow productivity by improving reproductive management and managing beef replacement heifers for increased lifetime productivity before birth and after birth. Cost is $15/person with a meal provided.  The seminar will be held at the Howell County Extension Center, 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd., West Plains, MO. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Pre-paid registration is required.  Deadline to register is February 6.  Late registration fee: $20/person.

Contact the Howell Extension Center at 417-256-2391 to register or for more information.


Sign-up for 4-H 

The 2017-2018 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 Thinks 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.  


Lucky Clover Valley 4-H October Club Newsletter

Click on the link to read the October Newsletter.


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.


Missouri Century Farm 

The Missouri Century Farm program's history dates back to 1976 as a result of the Missouri Committee for Agriculture that was co-chaired by James B. Boillot, Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture, and Elmer R. Kiehl, Dean of the College of Agriculture, University of Missouri. The committee's purpose was to organize the American Revolution Bicentennial celebration in Missouri. One activity that was initiated by the committee was the "Centennial Farm" project, which awarded certificates to persons owning farms that had been in the same family for 100 years or more. Interest in the program continued after 1976. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and University of Missouri Extension planned a 10-year update in 1986 called the "Century Farm" program. This program has been sustained as a yearly event with over 100 farms recognized each year. In 2008, the Missouri Farm Bureau became a program co-sponsor.

For a 2017 application and information go to:  http://extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm/apply.aspx


2016 Howell County Annual Report

The 2016 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  2016 Annual Report


Extension Expert Guides

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



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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