Newton & McDonald County Regional

Grazing School

A three-day seminar on management intensive grazing for economic and environmental sustainability.

June 5th - 7th, 2018

Williams Agriculture Building

Crowder College, Neosho MO 64850

Grazing School Registration Form (PDF)


Food Preservation Workshop

Has been canceled.


MU Animal Sciences

Youth Leadership Academy

May 30 – June 2, 2018

The four-day event will focus on increasing knowledge of Missouri’s diverse and dynamic livestock industry, as well as building participant’s leadership skills.  Students will be welcomed to the Division of Animal Sciences at MIZZOU, with on-campus housing provided for a “college life” experience. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their leadership development, discuss current issues regarding livestock production (all species), tour industry leading operations and businesses, and interact with University of Missouri faculty and staff; while networking with other young leaders from across the State.

Click on the following links for more information.

MU Animal Sciences Youth Leadership Academy Flyer (PDF)

MU Animal Sciences Youth Leadership Academy Application (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 in El Dorado Springs

Coming Soon!


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 to learn more information about the Master Gardener program.




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

May 2018 (PDF)

April 2018 (PDF)

March 2018 (PDF)

February 2018 (PDF)

January 2018 (PDF)

Newton County Annual Report

2017 Annual Report (PDF)

2016 Annual Report (PDF)

2015 Annual Report (PDF)

2014 Annual Report (PDF)