Synthetic Auxin Herbicide Training (dicamba and 2,4-D)

On-line Course available now

This self-paced, online course is intended for pesticide applicators and examines best management practices to ensure proper application of synthetic auxin herbicides such as 2,4-D and dicamba. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to obtain a training certificate that will be required in order to purchase any of the approved dicamba products: Engenia, XtendiMax, or FeXapan.

Synthetic Auxin Herbicide Training On-Line Course Registration

Computer Lab for Producers Option also available

January 16, Barton Extension office: Fee, by card only, is $30.

Pre-registration REQUIRED, call 417-682-3579

January 24, Dade Extension office: Fee, by card only, is $30.

Pre-registration REQUIRED, call 417-637-2112.

January 29, Jasper Extension office: Fee, by card only, is $30.

Pre-registration REQUIRED, call 417-358-2158.

 

This event will be held at the MU Southwest Research Center

Located at 14548 Hwy H, Mt. Vernon, MO

Registration form must be completed and returned with payment by January 11th. 

Estate, Succession & Retirement Planning Registration Form (PDF)

 

 

Proper Replacement Heifer and Bull Development Discussion

January 22nd beginning at 7:00 p. m.

at the Memorial Hall Basement

in Lamar, Mo.  

Sponsored by MU Extension in cooperation with Barton County Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and Lamar Bank and Trust 

Patrick Davis and Andy McCorkill, Regional Livestock Field Specialists with MU Extension, will provide the evening education.  They will discuss proper replacement heifer and bull development.

Lamar Bank and Trust of Lamar, Mo. is sponsoring the meal for the evening.

Event is free but to attend please register by January 18th by contacting Darrell Kentner at 417-825-3022 or Patrick Davis at 417-276-3313.

 

 

January 28th beginning at 6:00 p. m.

at the Vernon County Fairgrounds Diner

in Nevada, Mo.

This workshop is part of the NRCS + MU Grasslands Project.

Pat Miller and Patrick Davis, MU Extension Regional Agronomy and Livestock Field Specialists, respectively, will provide the education. 

The discussion topics include:

·         Warm Season Grass Development and Management

·         Cattle Nutrition and Grazing Management on Warm Season Grasses

The event is free but to attend please register by January 25th by contacting the Vernon County MU Extension Center at (417) 448-2560 or Patrick Davis by email at davismp@missouri.edu.

Warm Season Grass Cattle Grazing Workshop Flyer Nevada (PDF)

February 1st beginning at 1:00 p. m.

at the Immanuel Lutheran Church and School

in Lockwood, Mo

This workshop is part of the NRCS + MU Grasslands Project.

Jill Scheidt and Patrick Davis, MU Extension Regional Agronomy and Livestock Field Specialists, respectively, will provide the education. 

The discussion topics include:

·         Warm Season Grass Development and Management

·         Cattle Nutrition and Grazing Management on Warm Season Grasses

The event is free but to attend please register by January 31st by contacting the Dade County MU Extension Center at (417) 637-2112 or Patrick Davis by email at davismp@missouri.edu. 

Warm Season Grass Cattle Grazing Workshop Flyer (PDF)

 

 

35th Annual

Southwest Missouri Spring Forage Conference

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Location:

Oasis Hotel and Convention Center

2546 N. Glenstone

Springfield, MO

To Register:      www.springforageconference.com  or  417-532-6305 ext 3

2019 Spring Forage Conference Flyer (PDF)

 

 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

8 a.m. to noon

University of Missouri - Southwest Research Center

14548 Hwy H, Mt. Vernon, MO

Please see the attached flyer for more information on types of waste and pesticides accepted, safe transportation of these wastes and a more detailed map of the collection location.

2019 Pesticide Collection Event Flyer (PDF)

 

 

Drought Survival for Livestock Producers

Topics:

Supplementing low quality hay, Herd culling tips, Assessing price of stored forages, Precautions with nitrate and prussic acid, Fall forage alternatives

Drought Survival Information (PDF)

View the live presentations at Drought Survival Meeting Presentations

2018 Fall/Winter Grazing Options Information (PDF)

 

 

Annie's Project Training

Empowering farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information.

Newton County Class 

Coming Soon

evenings TBA from 6-9pm

Informational Flyer (PDF)

 

 

Master Gardener Classes

 

The Master Gardener Program is an intensive horticulture course offered statewide by University of Missouri Extension.  The 30 hours of classroom training provided by area horticulture and agricultural specialists set Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners and programs. 

A total of 10 three-hour sessions taught by trained professionals will cover horticulture principles and practices. Course topics are:

  • Woody Ornamentals & Trees
  • Irrigation, Hobby Greenhouses & Tool Care
  • Plant Growth & Development
  • Plant Diseases
  • Soils & Composting
  • Entomology
  • Vegetable Gardening
  • Flower Gardening
  • Growing Fruit Crops
  • Turfgrass

Master Gardeners are volunteers who assist with horticulture education in the community.  Thirty volunteer hours from participants are required the first year after training.  Following that, 20 volunteer service hours are required each year to remain an active Master Gardener. Volunteer service hours are usually acquired by serving in a county master gardeners organization.  Activities might include serving as an advisor for a community garden, or helping to maintain a demonstration garden.  Enrollment for the class is limited and there is a fee of $150 per person or $250 per couple (with one set of materials).

The Master Gardener Program is a popular and successful statewide volunteer community-service organization administered through University of Missouri Extension. Go to http://extension.missouri.edu/mg/ to learn more information about the Master Gardener program.

 

 

MISSOURI LAND GRANT COMPACT
NEW GRANTS FOR FALL 2018 TO FULFILL THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI’S LAND-GRANT
MISSION TO OFFER AFFORDABLE EDUCATION TO MISSOURIANS

Scholarship Information Here (PDF)

 

FLOOD AND DISASTER INFORMATION from the University of Missouri Extension can be accessed by the following link:

Emergencies and Disasters - Floods 

Resources for Your Flooded Home (PDF)

 

Soil Testing

Whether you are planting a garden, an orchard or thinking of hay and pasture, a soil test can help you know what you will need to amend your soil for the best results possible. Call our office for more information at 417-455-9500. The cost is $23.00 per sample.

Soil testing provides an estimate of the plant-available nutrients in the soil and is an essential tool for a sound fertilization program. Periodic soil testing will help to correct nutrient deficiencies, avoid excess fertilizer applications and maintain a healthy lawn, garden or cropland.
related information: Lawn and garden
 

Beef Newsletter

December 2018 (PDF)

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Newton County Annual Report

2017 Annual Report (PDF)

2016 Annual Report (PDF)

2015 Annual Report (PDF)

2014 Annual Report (PDF)