2018 Washington County Extension Council - Front Row, left to right: Mary Ann Turner, Cassie Nickelson, John Held. Back Row, left to right: Jim Reed, Debbie Bays, Ben Boyer, Mark Stamelos, Carl Wilson. Not pictured: Jim Cresswell, Marvin & Judy Wright, T.R. Dudley, Jim Daughtery, Leisa Lewis.



2018 Washington County Extension Council Officers – Left to Right: Jim Reed, Debbie Bays, Ben Boyer. Not Pictured: Jim Cresswell


Private Pesticide Training (PDF)

This will be an opportunity for you to recertify or become certified for a Private Applicator License. If you engage in application of restricted-use pesticides for the purpose of producing an agricultural commodity on property you or your employer owns, or rent without compensation other than trading of personal services between producers of agricultural commodities you are considered a private applicator.  

When:  Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Where: Cross Roads Fellowship, Church 7006 Bonnie Street, Potosi, MO

Time: 6:00 p.m. The session will last approximately 2 1/2 hours.

This is a free class, but require a mandatory manual at $12 per farm if you don't already have one.

After the training you can make application for a license renewal or new license. Your license will renew from the date of the training and will be good for five years. If you know someone who would be interested in taking part in the training please encourage them to attend. The only requirements for the license is that the person be at least 18 years old and that they understand the license is for agricultural production and for private use.

If these training sessions do not work in your schedule, you can take the training in our office by watching a 2.5 hour private pesticide applicator training video. To schedule a time to take the training in our office please call (636) 583-5141.





Missouri Land Grant Q&A PDF


USDA Hog Trappers

Washington and Iron Counties - Eli Holmes (573)778-6864

Crawford County - Wesley Persicke (573)263-0529


2017 Farmer's Tax Guides -- Now Available at University of Missouri Extension Offices

With the new year upon us, 'tis the season for taxes. To help farmer's navigate tax preparation, the IRS publishes a "Farmer;s Tax Guide". The publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming and serves as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your 2016 farm tax return. Also included in the publication are administrative and law changes for 2016. To obtain a copy of "Farmer's Tax Guide -- Publication 225". visit your local University of Missouri Extension Office.



Upcoming Events in Washington County


  • January 1 -- Extension Office Closed
  • January 15 -- Extension Office Closed
  • January 18 -- Extension Council Meeting, Washington County Library 6:30 p.m.


  • February 8 -- Organic Class, Cross Roads Fellowship Church 6-8p.m.
  • February 12 -- Extension Office Closed
  • February 15 -- Extension Council Annual Dinner
  • February 19 -- Extension Office Closed


  • March 6 -- Sleep and Health Child Care Class
  • March 8 -- Pesticide Class, Cross Roads Fellowship Church 6-8p.m.
  • March 12 -- Forage and Beef Conference
  • March 21 -- Private Pesticide Training
  • March 30-- Extension Office Closes at Noon