Your community classroom
MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom for residents of Caldwell County. We connect people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of our communities. MU Extension is your one-stop source for practical education and information on almost anything.
The Caldwell and Daviess county commissions have combined funding to better serve the educational needs of their constituents. MU Extension, the elected and appointed members of the Daviess and Caldwell County extension councils, and local organizations work together to provide education, information and services that are are relevant, reliable and responsive.
Whether it’s resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to learn how we can help you. Contact the Daviess/Caldwell Extension Center in Gallatin at 660-663-3232.
The Caldwell and Daviess county commissions have combined funding for extension to better serve the residents. The extension office is located in the Daviess County Courthouse, 102 N. Main, Gallatin. Reach the extension office at 660-663-3232.
Century Farm applications
Next chance to apply: February 2013
The 2013 Missouri Century Farm program applications will be available Feb. 1 and will be accepted through May 15. Century Farms are those owned by the same family for at least 100 consecutive years as of Dec. 31, 2013. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The present farm shall consist of no less than 40 acres of the original land and shall make a financial contribution to the overall farm income. The application is available from the Missouri Century Farms website. MU Extension, the MU College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources and the Missouri Farm Bureau jointly sponsor the Missouri Century Farms program. Local MU Extension Councils help with sponsorship by publicizing the program, collecting and certifying nominations and arranging for local recognition. Extension Publications, part of the office of Extension and Agricultural Information, coordinates the program.
Private Pesticide Applicators Training
Individuals needing to obtain or renew their Private Pesticide Applicator certification for the purchase of restricted use pesticides may come into the Daviess-Caldwell Extension Center, 102 N Main, Suite 1, Gallatin, MO, (bottom floor of the Daviess County Courthouse) and watch a 2 to 3 hour training video. The training is free, except for $12 for the Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual, if you already have the manual, then you will need to bring it to the training. Family members can share one manual.
Private Pesticide Applicator certification is valid for 5 years, at which time the individual may renew their certification by attending another Private Pesticide Applicator Training session. If you already have an Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual, you must bring the manual with you to the training.
North Missouri Beef and Forage Outlook meeting
The North Missouri Beef and Forage Outlook meeting, will be held, Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 10:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at MDC Headquarters, Missouri Western Campus, St. Joseph, MO. Please RSVP for Lunch. 2013 Pasture and Forage Management Strategies program will be presented by Rob Kallenbach, MU Extension State Forage Specialist and 2013 Beef Outlook program will be presented by Justin Sexten, MU Extension State Beef Nutrition Specialist. For additional information please call the Buchanan County Extension Center at 816-279-1691 or Bob Kelly, 816-279-1691 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Jim Humprey, 816-324-3147 or email@example.com.
North Missouri Weather Outlook and Farm Transition Meeting
The North Missouri Weather Outlook and Farm Transition Meeting, will be held Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Clasbey Center, Savannah, Mo. Please RSVP for Lunch. 2013 Weather Outlook program will be presented by Pat Guinan, MU Extension State Climatologist, and Transitioning the Farm to the Next Generation program will be presented by Parman Green, MU Extension Ag Business Specialist. For addition information please call the Andrew County Extension Center, 816-324-3147 or Bob Kelly, 816-279-1691 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Jim Humprey, 816-324-3147 or email@example.com.
Building Strong Families
Building Strong Families is a 4-week free parent education workshop series beginning Monday, March 4th from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This series will focus on learing to identify and then build upon family strengths to make the family even stronger. Parents will learn new skills to help improve spending, increase children's self-esteem, learn new discipline techniques and more. Each day covers a different topic, but participants are asked to attend all four sessions. The Class will be held at the Daviess County Health Department, 609A Main St., Gallatin, MO, Every Monday from 10:30 to 12:30 pm, March 4 through March 25. Register online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/J5WKYTL or contact Jessica Trussell, MA, Human Development Specialist, University of Missouri Extension, Livingston County, 660-646-0811 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Building Strong Families Class Flyer (PDF)
Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use
This monthly newsletter provides practical advice on a variety of subjects and reports on extension activities throughout the region. Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use
Agronomy News and Tips Newsletter
An Agronomy newsletter Agronomy News and Tips.
NW Stock Talk Newsletter
An montly newsletter on Beef information NW Stock Talk
Frequently requested publications
MU Extension publication G302, 2012 Custom Rates for Farm Service in Missouri
MU Extension publication G427, 2011 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri
Any time is a good time to join 4-H
Enrollment in 4-H is open to young people year round. 4-H members attend camps, display their work at fairs, travel the world, host youth from other countries, and much more. 4-H prepares young people for the future, while making new friends, learning new skills, and making great memories. 4-H welcomes all youth ages 5-18.
Call the extension office in Gallatin at 660-663-3232; or contact Dale Hunsburger, youth program associate, 816-539-3765 or email@example.com.