Updated: 29Sept

Flooding Resources 

Multiple Agency Resource Center (MARC), which included extension disaster experts, met with Cassville citizens on July 15th to answer questions about flooding resources available after the flooding rains the week of July7th. If you have additional questions please call the office (417) 847-3161 and we will direct you to the most applicable resource. 

On July 21st, Governor Nixon requested major disaster declaration for Barry County this will allow for both public and individual assistance if declared - follow specific declarations at: http://agriculture.mo.gov/disaster/


Congratulations to Barry County Century Farms

Cogratulations to two Barry County farms.

The farm owned by Charles Whisman of Shell Knob was recognized as a Century Farm this year. The farm has been in the family since 1912 and was originally purchased by Charles' grandparents Joel and Sarah Whisman.

The second Century Farm is now owned by Kenneth Saloga and was originally owned by his grandfather George Schad.

Learn more of what it takes to qualify your farm as a Century Farm.http://extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm/


Learn Rotational Grazing 

Register for Management Intensive Grazing Schools available this FALL. Sessions are available in: Greenfield, Crane, Marshfield, and Springfield. Click HERE for specific location dates. 

During the sessions, participants will learn about plant growth, species adaptable to this area, livestock water, forage quality, how to estimate forage in teh pasture, fencing and the economics of grazing systems. In addition to the classroom work, participants will tour area farms that demonstrate successful grazing systems. 


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)


Bull Breeding Soundness Clinics

October 7             Barry County Vet Services, Cassville

October 13 & 14   Dake Vet Clinic, Miller

October 20           Animal Clinic of Diamond

October 22           Countryside ANimal Clinic, Aurora


Pearls of Production

Pearls of Production: Women in Agriculture

Novemer 6 -7, 2015 at the Animal Sciences Research Center, Columbia

Early registration $125, must be postmarked by October 8

Regular Registration $150, beginning October 9

For full details click this link.          http://muconf.missouri.edu/womenandagriculture/index.html


Seeds of Prosperity

Scaling up to meet the demand for local foods, beyond the farmers' markets.

November 5 - 7

Springfield - Greene County Botanical Center, the cost is dependent upon how many days you choose to attend.

For full details click this link.        


Women in Ag