Electric Fence Building (PDF)

Building electric fence can be intimidating for some. Are you wanting to install electric fence on your property, but not sure of proper construction methods? Attend the Electric Fence Building Workshop in Farmington to learn from the pros.

When: April 8   6-8:30 pm

Where: Weber Road Facility, 1101 Weber Rd. Farmington, MO

RSVP: By April 5 at the St. Francois County Extension Office. 573-756-4539 

Show-Me-Select Heifer Sale (PDF)

Needing to replace females in your herd? At the Show-Me-Select Heifer sale you can buy quality heifers that have met strict health and breeding protocols. For more information, contact the St. Francois County Extension Office.

Management Intensive Grazing School (PDF)

Have you seen farms around improve their grazing and have better management of their animals? Do you want to do the same? Attend the MIG School for two days and learn how to better manage your forage and qualify for cost share through the SWCD.

When: May 6th and 7th

Where: Mineral Area College-North College Center, Park Hills, MO

Registration should be directed to Sandy Beezley 573-224-3410 ext. 3

ABCs of USDA Programs (PDF)

During the government shutdown in February, this workshop was going to be offered in Potosi. However, due to logistics, the closest workshop will be in Hillsboro. Contact the Jefferson County Extension Office (636)797-5391 for more information.

When: May 14th and 16th   

Where: Hillsboro City Hall 101 Main Street, Hillsboro, MO 63050

RSVP: By May 10 to Jefferson County Extension 636-7975391

2019 Missouri Century Farms start February 1

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1919, you can can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.

To qualify, the same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

Applicants certified as owners of a 2019 Missouri Century Farm will be recognized by the MU Extension center in the county where the farm is located. Applicants are presented with a sign and a certificate.

The Missouri Century Farm program will take applications starting Feb. 1. All applicants must be postmarked by May 15. Details and a downloadable application form will be available beginning February 1 at extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm.

Soil Sample Fee Increase

Do to rising testing/shipping fees soil samples will now be $17.50 per sample.

Private Pesticide Training

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. 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 573-438-2671

Missouri Land Grant Q&A PDF


2019 Extension Council Meeting Dates

  • April 18
  • May 16
  • June 21
  • July 19
  • August 16
  • September 20
  • October 18
  • November 15
  • December 20

 *All meeting take place at Washington County Library starting at 6:30p.m unless stated otherwise