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Ag Expo will be held January 20 and 21, 2017 at the Black River Coliseum.  If your agricultural related business would like to be a involved please give us a call to reserve your booth at 573-686-8064 or download the booth order form and mail with payment to 614 Lindsey Ave., Ste 3, Poplar Bluff, MO.

Public Speaking Contest Rules (WORD)   “The Importance of Feeding the World with a Growing Population"

Master Gardener Training

Do you have an interest in gardening?  Would you like to learn more about working with plants?  The University of Missouri Extension is offering classes for Master Gardener Training in February.  30 hours of core education is required for those who wish to become a Master Gardener followed by 30 hours of volunteer work within the first 12 months.  The fee for training is $150 per person.  To register for the Master Gardening Training Program print and complete the Master Gardener application and call the Butler County Extension Center at 573-686-8064.  The class schedule shows the topics that will be covered.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Human Development Specialist Mary Engram hosts a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (relatives raising children other than their own) monthly support group luncheon on the second Wednesday of the month starting at noon at the University of Missouri Extension Office in Butler County located at 614 Lindsey Ave., Ste 3, Poplar Bluff, MO.  Grandparents Raising Grandchildren flyer (PDF)

Pesticide Applicator Training

Training for 2017 will be held during Ag Expo on Friday, January 20, 2017.  Please plan to attend if your license will need renewal in 2017. 

A grower can currently obtain a Private Applicator License by scheduling training through the Butler County Extension Center 573-686-8064.  Training requires three hours in the morning or in the afternoon.


Regional newsletters

Missouri Ag News (PDF)

The Garden Spade (PDF)

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