Boone County Rx Take Back:  THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

The Boone County Sheriff's Department, in partnership with the Youth Community Coalition, law enforcement agencies throughout Boone County, the University of Missouri, the VA Hospital, and local police departments, will be conducting a Prescription Drug Take Back event at multiple locations April 28 & 29, 2017. This event coincides with the National Drug Take Back event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency.  This effort is undertaken to provide the community with appropriate disposal of their expired, unused or unwanted prescription medications.

Friday, April 28;

  • Harry S. Truman VA Hospital   800 Hospital Drive, Columbia, Mo. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • University of Mo. Student Center   2500 MU Student Center, Columbia, Mo. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Ashland Police Department, 109 E. Broadway, Ashland
  • Centralia Police Dept. Lobby, 114 S. Rollins, Centralia
  • Hallsville Police Dept., 202 Highway 124 East, Hallsville
  • Hickman High School, 1104 N. Providence Rd., Columbia
  • Rock Bridge High School, 4303 S. Providence Rd., Columbia ((Due to construction, go to north entrance of RBHS)
  • Sturgeon Police Department, 303 Station Drive, Sturgeon

Women in Agriculture Program

From the classroom to the farm to the boardroom, women in agriculture are helping to pave the way for a better future. As leaders, it is our responsibility to make sure the next generation of women are educated, encouraged and empowered to take on the challenges of meeting the world’s growing food, fuel and fiber needs. To help women in Missouri connect with other women leaders in agriculture all across the country, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has established a women in ag mentoring network.

The Boone/Callaway Women in Agriculture Program will hold their spring program at that Les Bourgeois Winery in Rocheport, MO, on May 5th, 11am - 3:30pm. The speakers for this program are Frank Gordon and Dr. Dean Volenberg.

Join us for an afternoon of fun, food and friendship. This will be a great opportunity to learn about Missouri’s expanding grape & wine industry, as well as opportunities for production of grapes and elderberries. Download the flyer with registration form here.

Anyone is welcome, so bring your husband and friends!!

Management Intensive Grazing School

This school is designed to teach producers, educators, and agency staff the basics of management intensive grazing with a hands-on approach. The two-day, intensive workshop will provide opportunities for in-depth discussions, field exercises, and reference materials that cover both livestock and agronomic topics related to grazing.

Registration and other information (including flyer): Cost for the two-day regional grazing school is $100 for the first person and $40 for the second person per farm/firm. Registration is limited to 50 individuals. Pre-registration and payment are due by June 2nd. The fee includes one set of grazing management materials specific to the Midwest (second individual attending with your farm/firm will not receive a copy of these materials). Also included are refreshments both days, evening meal on Friday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. 


New Publication For History Buffs

The "Missouri Directory of Historic and One-Room Schools" has been published and is now available for purchase on, or at the Greene County MU Extension office in Springfield. The book details over 60 of the very best historic and one-room schools in Missouri. The book costs $15.50 and all proceeds benefit the administration of the Greene County Extension office. More information | Order link

Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Farmers and ranchers who need to use "restricted use" pesticides in their operations need to have a license to purchase those products. The Boone County Extension Center offers you the opportunity to obtain or renew your private pesticide applicator license for only $12. To schedule your training, please contact us at (573) 445-9792 or by email at

Support Local Extension Programming With Your Gift

For over 60 years, Boone County Extension has served its community by offering programs that help its citizens create a better life. These programs include but are not limited to: agriculture, health and nutrition, community and leadership development, natural resources, business development, family finances, horticulture, even housing and energy management. Our current ongoing programs include 4-H, Master Naturalists and Master Gardeners.

Over the past several years, our funding has been dramatically reduced. The MCES Endowment is designed to provide program support for all Boone County Extension Specialists by way of office support, supplies and equipment, so they can continue delivering quality education. Now you can give directly to this endowment by following the MCES Endowment link below.

The Boone County Extension office is housed on the former Schotte Farm, a gift of the late Frank Graham. Now you can give directly to the Frank Graham Endowment, which will go towards the upkeep of the building and grounds. Click on our "donate" button on the left, or follow the Frank Graham Building Endowment link below.

MCES Endowment

Frank Graham Building Endowment