Ozark County Extension News & Events

Monthly Newsletter and Program Updates


April 2019


News & Info


FACTSHEETS >>> Randy Wiedmeier, CES Ozark County Extension  

>>>Estimating Forage Intake of Beef Cows in Southern Missouri

>>>Estimating the Energy (TDN) Requirements of Beef Cows

  archived Factsheets



Ozark County Extension Office in Gainesville is seeking Substitute Office Assistants to cover the phones and office in the absence of Faculty and/or Staff.

These absences are generally scheduled in advance and are during regular office hours 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday at the rate of $8.60 per hour.

Interested candidates should call 417-679-3525 or email ozarkco@missouri.edu

Contract Labor · $8.60 / hour · Gainesville, Missouri

Applications for the recognition of the 2019 Century Farms in Ozark County are now available


The same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years or more as of Dec. 31, 2019.
The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings and nephews and nieces, including through marriage or adoption.
The present farm shall consist of no less than 40 acres of the original land and shall make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

Applications are available from February 1st through May 1st at the Ozark County Extension office. A fee of $75 to cover processing costs, one certificate, a booklet and one two-sided, 2-foot by 2-foot metal sign (includes MU and Missouri Farm Bureau logos) for each approved farm.


Call 679-3525 for more details



Events & Programs

3-Part Reproduction Webinar Series with the Reproduction Task Force-

            Planning for Synchronization Success – Thursday, March 21st 7pm

            The Cycle of Reproduction – Thursday, April 18th 7pm

            Is She Pregnant and Now What!? – Thursday, May 16th 7pm

93rd Southwest Missouri All-Breed Performance Tested BULL SALE- Monday, March 25th at 7pm in Springfield

Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods March 25-26 in Columbia

Implementation of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) for the Meat and Food Industry on March 27-29, 2019, in Columbia, MO

Quality for Keeps Home Food Preservation Online Course- April 1st- June 1st


*Southwest Regional Grazing Schools*-

            West Plains - April 3-5

            Hartville - April 30 – May 1

            Elsinore - May 6-8

            Ava- June 17-19

            Houston - July 9-11

            West Plains - October 8-10

            Ellington - October 28-30


Blackberry Workshops-

           Versailles - Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Kirksville, Friday, April 5, 2019

Mount Vernon, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - featuring guest speaker Dr. Nicole Gauthier, Fruit, Ornamentals, and Hemp Pathology, University of Kentucky

Kansas City - June date to be announced


Ozark County S&WCD FREE Workshop- Friday, April 5 at 6pm in Gainesville


MDC State Forest Nursery Open House- Saturday, April 6th only one tour time available (2:30) in Licking


Cattle Artificial Insemination Training School- April 4th – 6th in Kingsville


“Brown Bag Lunch” Gardening Series 2019- in Forsyth

            Seed Starting- Tuesday, April 16th

            Right Plant in the Right Place – Tuesday, May 21st

            Lilies – Tuesday, June 18th

            Water Wise – Tuesday, July 16th

            Preserving Your Garden Abundance – Tuesday, August 20th

Management-Intensive Grazing Schools Southwest Region-

            Halfway - April 23, 26, 27, 30 & May 3

            Mt Vernon - May 7-9

            Neosho - June 4-6

            Ozark - June 11-13

            Greenfield - September 9-11

            Marshfield - September 17-19

            Springfield - October 15- 17


Spring Butterfly & Pollinator Garden Program- Wednesday, April 24th from 4PM to Dusk at Lutie School/Memorial Trail in Theodosia


Master Gardeners of Taney County Plant Sale-  Saturday, April 27, 2019 in Forsyth.  More information to come.


Douglas County 4H Youth Horse Workshop - Saturday, May 11th from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm at the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association Grounds in Ava

Douglas County Grazing School – June 17, 18 & 19 in Ava


            >>>Registration Form


Missouri Cattlemen’s Association 2019-2020 Performance Challenge Contest- Beginning this fall Missouri’s cattle producers will have the ability to compete for the title of:

“Overall Profitability Champion” and join the “Top 100”  




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