Shannon County office Hours

Office hours are as follows: 

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

First week of every month:

Monday - Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., closed Friday, Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Questions regarding MU Extension services for Shannon County may be directed to Cammie Younger, Shannon/Carter County Program Director, at 573-226-3268 or YoungerC@missouri.edu. or Heather Pitts, Office Support Staff, at 573-226-3268, or at pittshd@missouri.edu. 

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 wallaceld@missouri.edu, or Sarah at kenyons@missouri.edu. 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.