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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 Naturalist and Master Gardener training. 

Over the past several years our funding has been dramatically reduced. This 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:

https://mizzougivedirect.missouri.edu/Item.aspx?item_id=366

Frank Graham Building Endowment:

https://mizzougivedirect.missouri.edu/Item.aspx?item_id=351

 

Gardening Hotline

Do you have questions about gardening? Don't know who to ask? Well, now you have options! The Cole County Extension office is offering a Master Gardener Hotline, Tuesday & Friday afternoons, 12:30 to 4:30 pm. Feel free to call them during their hotline hours at 573-634-2824. You can also email them with your questions and even include photos of the items you are concerned about to muextcolemastergard@missouri.edu.

 

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 email us at BooneCo@missouri.edu.

 

Help Protect Hinkson Creek

Reducing air and water pollution due to reactive nitrogen and other nutrients requires voluntary adoption of new practices and technologies. A variety of best management practices (BMPs) already exist for both agricultural producers and homeowners. To learn more about implementing these BMPs, go to Help Protect Hickson Creek.

 

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