Updated: 16Apr

We earned $1960.00

The First Barry County Clovers of Success Scholarship Benefit Dinner and Banquet was a SUCCESS. A big THANK YOU to all who attended and donated to the benefit of 4H youth.  

Please Join us for the first Barry co. Clovers of Success Scholarship Benefit Dinner and Auction. 
See the 4H website for more information. 


Annies Project 

Barry Co. Extension is pleased to offer a 6 week session for all Farm Women in and around Barry Co. Annies Project is a long standing program offered through Extension to enable Farm Women to equip themselves with knowledge of topics such as: 

Communication                            Retirement and estate planning
Understanding different                Using spreadsheets  
   personality types                       Risk management
Business plans                             Life insurance
How property is titled                   Health insurance
Leases and legal issues               Computer software tools
Financial statements                      and much more

The scheduled dates of the course are
Fridays from 11 - 2:30
May 15, 22, 29, Jun 5, 12 and 19. 

To learn more or sign up click here for a brochure and registration form


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. 


Learn Rotational Grazing 

Register now for Management Intensive Grazing School in Mt. Vernon on April 28, 29 & 30, 2015. 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 three farms around Mt. Vernon that demonstrate how others have installed a grazing system. 

The deadline for signing up for the school is April 14th. Registration is $140.00 per person. Call Lawrence Co. Extension Center for any additional information.
If you are unable to attend the Mt.Vernon offering, consider additional classes offered throughout the growing season in the following locations: Halfway, Neosho, Greenfield, Crane, Marshfield, and Springfield. 


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)