2016 Election for Barton County Extension Council members, 
January 15 - February 1

The 2016 public election of eight new members for the Barton County University of Missouri Extension County Council will take place January 15-February 1, 2016. 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. 

Citizens over the age of 18 who reside in Barton County can vote.  Official ballots have been mailed or citizens can come to the Barton County University of Missouri Extension office at 801 E 12th, Lamar, MO and obtain a ballot to vote.

Four positions on the Council will be filled from District I, which include Barton City, Central, Golden City, Leroy, Milford, Nashville, Newport, Northfork, Ozark, Richland, Southwest and Union townships and four positions on the Council will be filled from District II, which include City of Lamar, Doylesport and Lamar townships. 

District I nominees:  Clifford Blanchard, Paul Crabtree, Linda Madison, Marshall Miller, Judy Moore, Maureen Moyer, and Sondra Smith.

District II nominees:  Jeanette Carpenter, David Combs, Judy Gastel, Steve Gilkey, Debbie Little, Roger Mayfield, Ed Patterson, and Barb Thrasher.

University of Missouri Extension offers educational programs addressing high-priority areas such as agriculture, horticulture, nutrition, family financial education, business and industry, community development and youth development (4-H) for all citizens of Missouri.  For information about the election or how to receive a ballot by mail, call the Extension office at 417-682-3579. 


Private Pesticide Applicator Training scheduled for February 4

A “Private Pesticide Applicator Training” will be held in Lamar on Thursday, February 4 at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall located at 1301 E 6th.  The training session will begin at 6:00 p.m.   Missouri law requires all purchasers and users of “Restricted-Use” pesticides to attend a training session to be certified for a private applicators license.  There is a $15 fee for the required manual.  Please call the Barton County Extension Center, 417-682-3579, to register for the class by Wednesday, February 3 at 417-682-3579.


Annual Soils & Crops Conference scheduled for February 18

Beginning at 9:15 am, the Annual Soils & Crops Conference agenda will include "Nitrogen Source Comparisons", "Preparing for Herbicide Tolerant Traits", "Synthetic vs Poultry Litter" and a variety of other topics.  The meeting will be held at Thiebaud Auditorium in Lamar and there is a $5 registration fee. Lunch will be catered by Chicken Mary's, please call the Barton County Extension office, 417-682-3579, to register by February 12.


Free "Seasonal and Simple" app available

This app allows you to view a vast selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, produce information, recipes and an easy-to-read colorful chart that shows when produce is in season. A comprehensive list of Missouri Farmers Markets will lead you to locally grown produce anywhere in the state.

To download, simply go to the App Store or Android Market and search "seasonal and simple".

"Start Younger, Live Longer"

Visit University of Missouri Extension Nutrition and Health Facebook page for updated nutrition information, healthy snack ideas and fitness suggestions.  

Start Younger Live Longer


Previous 2015 weekly crop reports


Links to other resources:

Current soil temperatures in Lamar are updated every five minutes and can be found at http://agebb.missouri.edu/weather/realtime/lamar.asp

Popular extension publications

MU Extension publication G427, 2011 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri
MU Extension publication G302, 2009 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri
MU Extension publication G6201, Vegetable Planting Calendar