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



Hay Production (PDF)

Developed by MU Extension Specialist, this program will provide the fundamental knowledge to help you lower production costs and improve net returns per acre.  For more information contact Ted Cunningham, Livestock Specialist (573)729-3196 or cunninghamtc@missouri.edu

This program will be held April 6, 2018 at Wurdack farms from 8:am.m to 4:30p.m Cost of $40 per person or $60 per farm couple.

Registration Information contact Dent County Extension Center (573)729-3196


Selling local Foods (PDF)

Learn the best practices for growing your business by selling locally.

Step One: April 19, 2018 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Learn the basics include overview of local food opportunities, Producer Panel Q&A, 1 page business and marketing plans.

Step Two: April 6, 2018 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m Hands-on Skills Training incudes, food safety, customer Service and Merchandising, Weight and Measurements regulations and AgriMissouri - MO Dept. of Agriculture, and Scale inspection and certification.


Workshop will be held at the Meramec Regional Planning Commission, 4 Industrial Drive, St. James

Workshop Cost: Individual $20/night or $30 to attend both - Couple /Farm Partners $30/night or $45 to attend both

For Questions and to register by phone: Crawford County Extension, 573-775-2135 or email hethcotel@missouri.edu


Show-Me-Select Bred Heifer Sale (PDF)

Crossbred & Purebred Fall-Calving Heifers Friday, April 20, 2018 at Farmington Livestock Auction 7:00p.m.

Contact Kendra Graham (573)756-4539 or grahamkk@missouri.edu

Catalog (PDF)


Managing Forest Resources: Timber Stand Improvement, Forest Farming and Mushroom Cultivation (PDF)

When: Tuesday April 24, 2018

Time: 10:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Wurdack Research Center, 164 Bales Rd. Cook Station, MO 65449

Cost of the workshop is $15/per person or $25/couple, which includes lunch and an inoculated log to take home. For more information, phone 573-775-2135 or email hethcotel@missouri.edu

Please send Registration information and payment by April 20, 2018 to : Crawford County Extension, P.O. Box 190, Steelville, MO 65565 (payable to: "Crawford County Extension Council")


Blackberry Workshop (PDF)

When: Thursday April 26, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where Farmington Community Library, 23500 Liberty Street, Farmington, MO

Registration is $10 per person. To register visit http://www.webbcityfarmersmarket.com/grower-training.html or call (573)883-3548


Management Intensive Grazing School (PDF)

The regional Grazing Schools are educational programs taught by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and University of Missouri Extension(UE). The programs are intended to educate producers and agency personnel in the art and science of grazing management, transfer new technology in grassland management, to producers and agency personnel and to qualify producers for the State DSP-3 cost-share program. There are 9 grazing school regions across the state.

When: May 7 and 8, 2018

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

Time: Classes begin @ 8:00 a.m. each day and end approximately 4:30 pm

Registration: Cost is $130 per person. additional person(s) will be charged $30 if associated with the farm or the primary registrant (i.e: husband-wife, father-son, etc.) or $80 if not directly associated with the primary registrant's farm. In either case the second person will not receive written materials. Please make checks payable to "Wayne County SWCD" Mail the check and completed form to: Wanye County SWCD P.o. Box 489 Greenville, MO 63944 Registration questions should be directed to Sandy Beezley @ 573-224-3410 ext. 3


Computer Basic Class

Learn basic computer skills at "Computer Basic Class"

Participants will learn how to use basic functions of Mirosoft Word and Excel, basic Internet Navigation and more. This two session class will be hands on learning, with time for questions.

When: May 10th and 17th

Where Washington County Library

Time 1-3p.m.

Register at Washington County Extension Office by May 8

Cost: FREE


Cattle A.I. School (PDF)

When: May 18-19, 2018

Where: Farmington Auction Barn

Cost: $250/person  $100 non-refundable deposit due may 1, 2018. Enrollment taken in order of deposit recieved

Provided by: Kendra Graham (573)756-4539 and Erin Larimore (573)243-3581

Mail deposit to SFC Extension 1W Liberty, Suite 101, Farmington, Mo 63640


USDA Hog Trappers

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

Crawford County - Wesley Persicke (573)263-0529


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


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


  • April 6 -- Hay Production, Wurdack Farm
  • April 20 -- SMS Heifer Sale, Farmington Livestock Auction
  • April 19 -- Council Meeting, Washington County Library
  • April 19 -- Part One of Selling Local Foods
  • April 24 -- Managing Forest Resources
  • April 26 -- Blackberry Workshop, Farmington Library
  • April 26 -- Part Two of Selling Local Foods


  • May 7-8 -- Intensive Grazing School, Mineral Area College
  • May 8 -- Truman Day, Office Closed
  • May 10 -- Computer Basic Class, Washington County Library
  • May 17 -- Council Meeting, Washington County Library
  • May 17 -- Computer Basic Class, Washington County Library
  • May 18-19 -- Cattle A.I. School, Farmington Auction Barn
  • May 28 -- Memorial Day, Office Closed


  • June 21 -- Council Meeting, Washington County Library


  • July 12-14 -- Ste. Genevieve County Fair
  • July 19 -- Council Meeting, Washington County Fair
  • July 31-August 5 -- St. Francois County Fair


  • August 7-11 -- Washington County Fair
  • August 9-19 -- Missouri State Fair