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. 

Eclipse 2017 - August 21st

On August 21, Columbia will be in the direct path of totality for a total solar eclipse! The last time total eclipse of the sun was visible over Missouri was in 1869. Learn more about how MIZZOU will be gearing up for this phenomenon here [...]

Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse, when the moon entirely blocks the sun's bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality (which includes St. Joseph, Columbia, Jefferson City, and parts of Kansas City and St. Louis). To view the un-eclipsed or partially eclipsed sun, you must wear safety glasses. The glasses filter out 100% of harmful ultraviolet and infrared rays and 99.9999% of intense visible light. 

Get your Eclipser Safe Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses (CE Certified) today for only $1/ea by calling or coming by our office. We have a limited supply, so grab them fast!


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