Shannon County office closed

The Shannon County Extension Center in Eminence is closed due to funding shortfalls. Office support is being provided by the Carter County Extension Center. Regional MU Extension faculty members in surrounding counties provide educational programs and services.

Questions regarding MU Extension services for Shannon County may be directed to Cammie Younger, Shannon/Carter County Program Director, at 573-323-4418 or

For your food and nutrition questions, contact nutrition program associate, Kelly Younger, at or 573-226-3252 at the Eminence High School, 505 S. Sixth Street, Eminence, MO  65466.

South Central Missouri AG News

Logan Wallace, Howell County livestock specialist, and Sarah Kenyon, Oregon County agronomy specialist, will be publishing a monthly online newsletter. For information on a specific topic, contact Logan at, or Sarah at Current and past issues of the newsletter are available on the Livestock page.

Rebuilding Forage Following a Drought

The summer of 2012 was exceptional in Missouri.  Records show that the May-July period ranked the third warmest on record and the hottest since 1936.  The period also ranked the third driest on record and the driest since 1936 also.  These conditions have resulted in short forage inventories, weakened stands, thin pastures, and concern for weed encroachment in these thin stands the following year.  To learn how to rebuild forage following a drought please read the guide, Rebuilding Forage Following a Drought (PDF),  written by agronomy specialist, Sarah Kenyon.