Ozark County's community classroom

MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in Ozark County. We connect people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of our communities.

MU Extension partners with the Ozark County Commission and other local organizations to provide education, information and services that meet people's needs. The elected and appointed members of the Ozark County extension council provide guidance in identifying those needs to ensure that our educational programs are relevant, reliable and responsive.

Whether it's resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to explore our website, call or email to learn how we can help you.


Ozark County Meetings & Events

January Cattle Seminar

Dr. Eric Bailey, MU state extension beef cattle nutritionist, and

Dr. Craig Payne, MU state extension veterinarian, will be visiting southcentral Missouri and presenting

three separate seminars.

 Dr. Bailey will be presenting information regarding stretching our dwindling hay supplies and

Dr. Payne will be addressing issues associated with anaplasmosis problems in our beef herds a year after the institution of the veterinary feed directive controlling antibiotic use in animal feeds.


Gainesville at 1:00pm on Monday, January 22nd

            Ozark County Extension Office

            526 3rd St, Gainesville



 West Plaines at 6:00pm on Monday, January 22nd        

Howell County Extension Center,

1376 Bill Virdon Blvd, West Plaines



Mountain Grove at 1:00pm on Tuesday, January 23rd

            State Fruit Experiment Station,

            9740 Red Spring Rd, Mountain Grove




Ozark County Extension Council Elections

2018 Council Elections to be held
January 19th - 26th
University of Missouri Extension Council
                of Ozark County

* Soil Testing Fee Increase*

Beginning January 1st, 2018 the Extension will be raising the fee for basic soil testing.

Soil testing fee will increase $5 to $19.50 in 2018.

A “basic” soil test provides:

Ø  pH level (acidity or alkalinity)
Ø  Phosphorus level
Ø  Potassium level
Ø  Calcium level
Ø  Magnesium level
Ø  Organic matter percent
Ø Recommendations for corrective treatment 

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