Missouri Woodlands Institute will be held on Saturday, February 10

Learn how to manage your woodland for health and productivity

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Master Gardener Training Session are coming soon! 

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Private Pesticide Applicator's Training

MU Extension will hold a Private Pesticide Applicator’s training Thursday February 8 at 1 pm at the Pineville Community Center, 201 Jesse James Road, in Pineville, Missouri. Cost for materials is $25. This training is for producers of agricultural commodities, 18 years or older, wishing to renew or receive their private pesticide applicator’s license in order to buy and apply restricted use chemicals on their own land. License holders need to renew their license every 5 years. Call the McDonald County office at 417-223-4775 to register.


ATTN: Newton County Fair participants! 

If you received a check from the Newton County A&M Society, please cash your check as soon as possible! Thank you!


KOMA Beef Cattle Conference
January 16, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Springfield Livestock Marketing Center
6821 West Independence Drive Springfield, MO 65802

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Jan. 27 Ag Conference to Address A.I., Small Farms, Livestock Nutrition, Spray Drift, Cow Deaths


The public is invited to attend the 94th Annual Webster County Diversified Agriculture Conference, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, starting at 8:30 a.m. at Faith Southern Baptist Church, 1002 S. Marshall St. (Highway A), south of the Extension Center, in Marshfield, Missouri.


“The educational nature of this conference is adapted each year to respond to the diverse issues of interest and concern to area farmers and ranchers, rural landowners, and many others,” said Bob Schultheis, University of Missouri Extension natural resource engineering specialist based in Marshfield. With farm income down, this conference offers research-based solutions to address common production and profitability issues on southwest Missouri area farms.”


Topics to be discussed include:  New Technologies in Artificial Insemination for Profitable Beef, by Ted Probert, MU Extension livestock/dairy specialist; Picking a Small Farm Moneymaker, by Patrick Byers, MU Extension horticulture specialist; Feeding Animals for Profit, by Reagan Bluel, MU Extension dairy specialist; Minimizing Pesticide Spray Drift, by Tim Schnakenberg, MU Extension agronomy specialist; and What Killed MY Cow??, by Tim Evans, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at the University of Missouri.


Through the generous donations by supporting sponsors, the conference pre-registration fee by Jan. 23 is just $15 per adult, $10 per student, and under age 12 free, which includes lunch and breaks. Registration after Jan. 23 is $20 per person. Pre-registration is advised so enough food can be prepared.


Participants are also invited to bring non-perishable food items and/or a cash contribution to be donated to the Webster County Food Pantry. 


To register, or to make special accommodations because of a disability, contact the Webster County Extension Center at 417-859-2044, by email at websterco@missouri.edu, or mail the pre-registration form available online at http://extension.missouri.edu/webster.




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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)


Call Master Gardener Hotline Direct for 

Solutions to Lawn, Gardening or Insect Problems

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — If you have a lawn or gardening problem, who are you going to call for unbiased, research-based solutions? Trained volunteers that are working the Master Gardeners of Greene County Hotline that is who.

These volunteers have answers to most home gardening questions.

Master Gardener volunteers staff the hotline from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from March through October.

The hotline can be reached directly by telephone at 417- 874-2963 or by email at hotline@mggreene.org.

Visitors are always welcome to come in personally to the Hotline Room located in the west end of the Springfield Botanical Center at 2400 S. Scenic Avenue in Springfield.

Clients who come in person can visit face-to-face with master gardeners and can bring in a sample of the problem for better diagnosis.

In 2016, Extension-trained Master Gardeners provided about 22,000 hours of volunteer horticulture services in Greene County. Master Gardeners provide educational programs, work in demonstration gardens, answer horticulture questions from members of the public and assist with various other community projects.


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. Effective January 1, 2018, the cost is $23 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

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Newton County Annual Report

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Southwest Region Expert Guide

A reference guide to the expertise of University of Missouri Extension specialists in Southwest Missouri: 2011 Expert Guide (PDF).

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