Updated: 25Mar15

Planting Season! 

Whether you are planting row crops or rows of cucumbers - 
            Spring has Sprung

Soil temperatures are critical to the success of your germinating seeds.
Find local, hourly soil temps here from our MU Experiment station in Lawrence Co. 

Journal your garden

photo: Garden Journal and garden tools

The most challenging aspect of successful gardening just might be the difficulty recalling what worked and what didn't from year to year. Many gardeners believe the keys to successful gardening are getting your plans on paper first and keeping records. MU Extension publication MP928, From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar, gives you an easy way to record your garden plans, observations and ideas.

This publication also includes year-round resources to guide gardeners at all experience levels. Written by MU Extension horticulture specialists who teach Master Gardeners, this publication brings you reliable and relevant information.

Searching for Century Farms 

The search is on for farms that have remained in the same family for over 100 years! You must complete an application to earn Century Farm status.
Then Barry County farms will be honored at our Annual Extension Picnic on Thursday, Sept. 3rd. 

Area Agriculture Programs Scheduled 2015

MU Extension specialists in SWMO are hosting a wide variety of winter farm and horticulture meetings. Download our comprehensive calendar at: 2015 Agriculture Meeting Schedule (PDF)