Warren County Fair Livestock Information

2018 Livestock Weigh in Dates (PDF)

Market Beef (Steers & Heifers) – Saturday, February 10, 8am – 12pm (tag & wormer ONLY)

Hogs – Saturday, March 24, 8am – 11am

Sheep & Goats – Friday, April 27, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Rabbits & Chickens – Tuesday, June 5, 6:30pm – 7:30pm


2018 Warren County Fair Livestock Show Rules & Regulations (PDF)

2018 Warren County Fair Livestock Show Premiums & Classes (PDF)


Fair dates for 2018!

The Warren County Fair will be held July 3-7 at the fair grounds in Warrenton, Missouri.  The fair parade will be on July 1st. Additional information will be available on our Extension webpage under Warren County Fair. Or go to the following webpage.  http://extension.missouri.edu/warren/warrencountyfair.aspx 

The Missouri State Fair will be held August 9-19 in Sedalia. Additional information on the Missouri State Fair can be found at www.mostatefair.com as event plans are finalized.  


March Garden To-Do List

- Start Seeds Indoors. Sterilize used containers in a 10% bleach solution to kill the bacteria that causes
  damping off. Read packet instructions to determine length of time for germination. Count backwards from
  the date you plant to transplant to calculate seed starting date.
- Shrub Status. Check shrubs for winter salt or snow damage. Prune away any dead or damaged
- Get Ready to Plant. Plant cool season crops such as peas, lettuce, and Swiss chard as soon as the
  ground can be worked.
- Give Grasses A Haircut. Cut back ornamental grasses that were left for winter interest.
- Oil Check. Apply dormant oil spray to fruit trees and deciduous shrubs and trees when temperature rises
  above 50 degrees F.
- Prepare to Mow and Hoe. Check your lawnmower and other power tools to ensure that they are running
  properly. Repair shops will be very busy in a few weeks.
- Give the Compost Pile a Good Turning. Use a mini-tiller to mix up the pile thoroughly.
- Nitrogen Boost. Apply cottonseed meal to azaleas and rhododendrons this is a good source of nitrogen
  and will give these plants a jump-start.
- Uncover Your Evergreens. Remove the burlap windbreaks from your evergreens. Keep hydrangeas
  protected until the end of the month.
- Rosy Disposition. Pot up new bare root roses into two-three gallon pots to give them an opportunity to
  develop roots before planting into the garden. Keep in a warm sunny location for 3-4 weeks.
- Cut Back Butterfly Bushes. Trim back bushes (buddleia) back to six to eight inches above the ground.
- Careful Where You Walk. To control soil compaction, avoid walking on wet lawns or beds.


Private Pesticide Applicator Training available

Growers wanting to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides must have a certified private pesticide applicators license issued by the Missouri Department of Agriculture.  Successful completion of University of Missouri Extension private applicator training is the requirement for receiving the license. Ag producers who were unable to attend the scheduled meeting but wishing to obtain a Private Applicator license should contact the office to schedule an appointment to view the Department of Agriculture video.  Contact the Warren County Extension Center by calling 636-456-3444. 

There is no cost for the training, however, EPA requires producers to have a copy of the "Private Pesticide Applicator Core Manual" which will be available during the training for $12.  The training is for producers of agriculture commodities wanting to become a certified private applicator or for growers needing recertification training to renew their license for five years.   

Dicamba training 

On Oct. 13, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to minimize the potential for off-target movement of Dicamba and further ensure effective use of three pesticides: DuPont’s FeXapan, BASF’s Engenia and Monsanto’s XtendiMax. The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced Missouri-specific restrictions for ENGENIA, XENDIMAX and FEXAPAN, including training requirements, a notice of application form, specific application times and cutoff dates for application. Find the complete details of these restrictions and information on training at http://agriculture.mo.gov/plants/pesticides/dicamba-facts.php.



2018 4-H Day With the Cardinals (PDF)

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - Ticket Orders must be postmarked by           April 9, 2018.


4-H newsletters

You can click here to access the 4-H newsletters for Warren County.


2017 Annual Report

The 2017 Warren County Annual Report is now available in the extension office as well as on-line. The report is located on the left hand side of the this site under plans and reports. This report highlights 2017 extension programming and how it improves peoples' lives through research-based information. If you have any questions or comments, please call the Warren County Extension Office at 636-456-3444. Click here to view the Annual Report.


Soil testing fees to increase January 1

Effective January 1, 2018 the cost of a regular soil test will increase from $20 to $25 for one standard test and $15.00 to $20 if submitting two or more samples at the same time. This is our first price increase in over 10 years.


Your community classroom

MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in Warren 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 in Warren County is your one-stop source for practical education and information on almost anything.

MU Extension partners with the Warren County Commission and other local organizations to provide education, information and services that meet people’s needs. The elected and appointed members of the Warren 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.


Warren County State Fair Farm Family

 Nick and Erika Kluesner and family recently attended the Missouri State Fair as the Warren County Farm Family. Congratulations to the Kluesner family.

Family Includes (front row – left to right): Erika, Lilly, Lane and Nick Kluesner 

Also in the picture with the family are (left to right): Mark Wolfe- Missouri State Fair Director, Sherry Jones- Missouri State Fair Commissioner, Garrett Hawkins-Deputy Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Barbara Hayden-Missouri State Fair Commissioner, Marshall Stewart-Vice Chancellor for MU Extension and Engagement, Blake Hurst-President of Missouri Farm Bureau, Christopher Daubert-Vice Chancellor and Dean of MU CAFNR 


Services Available

At Warren County Extension Office

  • Meeting room rental
  • Canner gauge tests
  • Soil testing
  • Plant and insect identification
  • Private pesticide applicator training
  • Publications
  • Distance education test proctoring?

For more information please click here.


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