Dade County Extension Council Election in January 2017

The people that serve on the Dade County Extension council direct the county program, by representing you, the people of the county.  Ballots will be available beginning January 16 through January 20, 2017.  A ballot box will be available at the Extension Office, 2 N. Main Street and at the Dade County Clerk’s Office, Courthouse.  The Dade County ballot can be found online at  Ballots must be received by 4:00 pm on Friday or postmarked with January 20th, in order to be counted.  Participation in the election is open to any citizen of voting age that is a resident of Dade County.  MU is an EOE and Extension Programs are open to all.

92nd Dade County Forage & Crops Conference 1/19/2017

The Dade County Forage & Crops Conference is scheduled for Thursday, January 19th, at the Lockwood United Methodist Life Center at 5:30 pm, $5 fee, dinner included. RSVP to 417-637-2112, no later than January 16. Topics: 2017 Soybean Weed Management Strategies- Mandy Bish, MU Weed Science; Johnsongrass: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly- Jill Scheidt, MU Ext.; Basic Weed Management for Pasture- Brant Mettler, Dow AgroSciences

Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Dade County MU Extension will hold a Private Pesticide Applicator’s training Thursday, February 2nd at 6 pm in the Dade County Extension office in Greenfield. Cost for pesticide book is $15 and is required. This training is for producers of agricultural commodities, 18 years or older, wishing to renew or receive their private pesticide applicator’s license in order to buy and apply restricted use chemicals on their own land. License holders need to renew their license every 5 years. Call the Dade County office at 637-2112 to register.  Private Pesticide Applicator Training flier (PDF)

2017 Farm Estate and Succession Planning Class

You’ve worked hard your entire life to provide for your family. Now it’s time to make plans to ensure they are taken care of in the future. Succession, estate and retirement planning seem complicated. This workshop helps simplify Estate, Succession and Retirement planning. It covers the basic steps of each type of planning and provides case studies to help you explore issues that can arise. Much of the information provided is specific to Missouri. The Dade County MU Extension will hold a 4 week, Farm Estate and Succession Planning Program Tuesdays January 31, February 7, 14 and 21 at the United Methodist Life Center in Lockwood from 6-9 pm. Register as an individual or family- $130/person; or $50/additional family member sharing materials with individual registration. Cost includes meal each night and materials. Register by January 23rd by calling the Dade County Extension office at 417-637-2112.  Farm Estate and Succession Planning (PDF)

Candidates sought for Dade County Extension Council

Every county in Missouri has an extension council made up of elected (and appointed) members who represent the broad educational needs and backgrounds of people in that county.  Council candidates must be at least 18 years old and reside in Dade County.  The Dade County extension council meets on the third Monday of each month.  Missouri state statutes create county extension councils to work with University of Missouri Extension.  The publicly elected (and appointed) council members assist in planning and carrying out extension programs in their county, providing local extension governance and representing the diversity of the county’s changing population.  Learn more: 2016 Extension Council Recruit Brochure

Using Social Media in a Disaster

A unique publication that gives best practices and suggestions for using social media in a community following a disaster. Information and provided guidelines in this updated 30-page publication grew out of the first-hand experience of volunteers Rebecca and Genevieve Williams and MU Extension specialist David Burton had building a Facebook community following the Joplin (2011) tornado and the Branson (2012) tornado. Using Social Media in a Disaster.pdf

Don't guess....Soil test!

Soil tests are essential for productive gardens and fields.  Fee: $15 per soil sample.  Learn more: Soil testing publications   

Other Popular MU Extension Publications

2015 Pest Management Guide (PDF)

Pasture Weed and Brush Control Guide (PDF)

2015 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri (PDF)

2012 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri (PDF)

Vegetable Planting Calendar (PDF)