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 Extension Programs    

   Understanding the Laboratory
Report on Your Soils and Forages

Call 417-683-4409 to Register

Ted Probert, regional dairy specialist, will be addressing
the importance of proper soil and forage sampling techniques.
Dr. Sarah Kenyon, regional agronomy specialist, will explain
the proper interpretation and use of the laboratory reports on your soils.
Randy Wiedmeier, regional livestock specialist, will do the same for
the laboratory reports on your hays and other forages.

April 30th at 6 PM in the
Ava High School cafeteria
per person


Focus on Bovine Reproduction and
        Artificial Insemination -

                      Two Part Series

CALL 417-679-3525 to Register

The use of new technologies in bovine reproductive management and artificial insemination
offer cattle producers a number of benefits.  These practices allow for the use of the industry’s
best genetics and can also facilitate tighter calving seasons and improved calving ease in heifers. 
Are you among local beef and dairy producers interested in learning more about these
new reproductive technologies? 
If so you are invited to  attend this series of hands-on instructional meetings.

PART I: Thursday, May 10th &
PART II: Tuesday, May 15th
Ozark County Extension Office, Gainesville
$35 per Farm


2018 Grazing Schools Schedule

      West Plains; April 3rd, 4th & 5th
                           call to register 417-256-2391

      Hartville; May 1st, 2nd & 3rd
                     call 417-741-6195 ext. 3 
                     or email- carol.ellis@swcd.mo.gov

      Doniphan; May 23rd, 24th & 25th
                        Register with Rachel Griffin 573-996-7116 ext. 3

      *Squires; June 18th, 19th & 20th
                     call 417-683-4409
to register

      Houston; July 17th & 18th
                      call Sandy Wooten to register 417-967-2028 ext. 3 
                      or email- sandra.wooten@swcd.mo.gov

      West Plains 2; October 9th, 10th & 11th
                      Register with Regan Hughston call 417-256-7117 ext. 3 
                      or email-  regan.hughston@swcd.mo.gov

      Centerville; October 15th, 16th & 17th
                      call to register 417-648-1035

Search for Missouri Century Farms Continues

Deadline= May 15th

COLUMBIA, Mo. – If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1918, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.
To qualify, farms must meet the following guidelines. The same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years.
The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces,
including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.
University of Missouri Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement Marshall Stewart said, “Family farms have been among our most vital partners since the founding of extension more than 100 years ago.
The century farm program is one way we express our gratitude to those who have contributed so much to Missouri agriculture.”
In 2008, the Missouri Farm Bureau joined MU Extension and the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources as a program sponsor.
“Missouri Farm Bureau is a proud partner in the recognition of century farms,” said Blake Hurst, president.
“We applaud the hard-working farm families that have kept us fed and clothed for generations. They represent an important part of our heritage and laid a foundation for the bounty Americans enjoy every day.”

Applicants certified as owners of a 2018 Missouri Century Farm will be recognized by the local MU Extension center
in the county where the farm is located. Applicants are presented with a sign and a certificate.
Since Missouri began the program in 1976,
more than 8,000 century farms have been recognized.

For applications received by May 1, a $55 fee covers the cost of a certificate, farm sign and booklet
for approved applicants. If the application is received between May 1 and May 15, the cost is $65.
Applications must be postmarked by May 15, 2018, to be considered.

For application forms and information, call Extension Publications toll-free at 1-800-292-0969,
contact your local MU Extension office, or visit the program website at http://extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm.





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