Opportunities in 2014

2014 Summer Tax School

Tax School Brochure
Tax School Registration Form

Uncorked in the Country:  A Woman's Agriculture Discovery Tour

“Uncorked in the Country: A Women’s Agricultural Discovery Tour” will be held Thursday, June 5th. The event will start with sign-in at 2:00 pm at Fahrmeier Farms (9300 Mitchell Trail, Lexington). At 2:30 participants will begin their tours. During the High Tunnels-High Potential Tour participants will discover the benefits of growing vegetables and fruits in high tunnel structures.  They will learn how to extend the growing season and modify the plant environment and learn what it takes to build and maintain a high tunnel for use in specialty crop production.  On the Uncorking the Sun’s Potential Tour participants will learn the ins and outs of a solar panel system and discover how farm-scale renewable energy and conservation can reduce farm energy costs and help the environment.  During the Matchmaking 101 Tour participants will discover how to match the best wine to serve with different foods. After the Fahrmeier Farms Tours, participants will travel to La Bella Winery (11644 Flournoy School Rd, Wellington) to enjoy The Corner of Sunshine and Vine Tour to discover the essential elements of running a successful vineyard. The Vine to Wine Tour is where participants will get an overview of the management-intensive wine-making process from start to finish. After the tours there will be a short presentation from Custom Ag Solutions followed by a catered dinner from Nadler’s Catering. After dinner our Keynote Presentation “Cooking and Life Lessons with the Chicks from the Sticks,” will be presented by Jill Schwalbe-Means.

Participation in the tour is limited to 140 people, so please register as soon as possible through the Lafayette County Extension office. The early-registration fee for the tour is $20/person.  The late-registration fee is $25/person.  The cuttoff for early-registration is May 28th.  The following payment methods are accepted: cash, check (made payable to University Extension), or credit card.  If you wish to pay by credit card please e-mail LafayetteCo@missouri.edu to request an electronic invoice that can be paid securely online using your card.  For questions, please contact the Lafayette County Extension office at 660-584-3658.

Brochure (PDF)
Registration Form (PDF)

2014 Carroll County University of Missouri Extension Council Annual Meeting

Date:  Thursday, February 27, 2014 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Cost:   Free
Social Hour with 4-H working demonstrations begins at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner and Program at 6:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker:  Gay Lynn Korff - "Medical Missions in Haiti"
This year our program includes recognition of the recipients of the Carroll County Extension Leaders Honor Roll and the Distinguished Service Award.
RSVP by February 20, 2014 by calling 660-542-1792


Women in Agriculture Regional Conference

Eleventh Annual Women in Agriculture Regional Conference is scheduled for March 14, 2014 in Marshall, Missouri.  Come join us as we are "Stompin' On" into our second decade!

 Brochure (PDF)

Registration opens Jan. 6, 2014 and will be accepted until capacity is reached. 

Private Pesticide Applicator Training (PPAT)

Wyatt Miller offered PPAT classes during February.  If you need to obtain a restricted use pesticide license but were unable to attend one of his classes, contact Carroll County Extension Office to make an appointment to get the training necessary to obtain or renew your license.

Build Wealth Not Debt - Become An American Saver and Northwest Missouri Saver

Achieve your financial goals and have peace of mind by working towards a savings goal such as home ownership, school tuition, retirement or debt repayment.  Enroll in the American and Northwest Missouri Savers (pdf) program by completing the "fill-in-the-blank" section on the brochure (pdf) and send it to: Northwest Missouri Saves, Andrew County Extension Center, P.O. Box 32, Savannah, MO 64485 or deliver it to the Andrew County Courthouse, 2nd Floor.  Information on how to become an American Saver and Northwest Missouri Saver can be found at http://extension.missouri.edu/andrew/family.aspx


Private Pesticide Applicator Training (PPAT) and Ag Updates for 2014

The PPAT and Ag Updates session are being offer by Wyatt Miller, Agronomy Specialist, Mu Extension.  Each session provides all the necessary requirements for initial certification and recertification for restricted use pesticide license.  Ag updates will include private applicator training in addition to presentations by Livestock and Ag Business specialists.  New applicants should be producers of agricultural commodities and at least 18 years of age.  Pre-registration is encouraged, as space is limited. 

Dates and Locations:
Carroll County - PPAT
     - Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.
        Carrollton Public Library, 1 North Folger Street, Carrollton, MO
        Phone:  660-542-1792
Ray County - Ag Update and PPAT
     - Monday, February 10, 2014 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
        FFA amd 4-H building (Richmond fairgrounds), Richmond, MO
        Phone:  816-776-6961
Caldwell County - Ag Update and PPAT
     - Monday, February 10, 2014 from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
        Braymer Sandwich Shop, 103 N. Main, Braymer, MO
        Phone:  660-663-3232
Lafayette County - PPAT
     - Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - noon
        Lafayette Extension Center, Higginsville, MO
        Phone:  660-584-3648
Cost:  $12.00 for Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual (MU Publication M87); no charge for class

Ag Land Lease Seminars 
(cancelled due to inclement weather)

Whitney Wiegel, Agricultural Business Specialist with MU Extension will make presentations and answer questions related to agricultural land leases.  Participants will receive informative publications, lease templates and other resources that will help them manage their leases.

Date and Location:
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Carrollton Public Library
Cost:  $10 early registration
                  (early registration closes Friday, January 31, 2014)
             $15 late registration (after January 31)
To Register:  Call Carroll County Extension Office (660) 542-1792




Farm Tax Update and Strategies
Flier (PDF)

Date and location:
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.
Carrollton Public Library
Cost:  $10 per person
     Estate Planning Overview and Update
     Income Tax Update and Strategies
     Retired Farmers — Are you a farmer in the eyes of the IRS
     Minimizing tax on liquidation of corporations (C and S)
     Maximizing your social security retirement

2013 MU Extension Third Annual Tweedie Agri-Business Forum

Date and time:  Nov. 20, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location:            Carrollton Public Library,  Lower Level Conf. Room
Speakers:           Dr. Pat Guinan - MU Climatologist
                            Whitney Wiegel - MU Ext. Ag-Bus. Mgmt. Specialist
Deadline:            Nov. 15, 2013

Brochure (PDF)

The Carroll County Extension Office is excited to have the opportunity to sponsor this event. This seminar is offered at no cost but you do need to pre-register. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. Speaker Dr. Pat Guinan will be presenting information on the unusual weather patterns. Speaker Whitney Wiegel will be discussing the pros and cons of flexible cash farm leases. Also five new Century Farms will be recognized and presented with signs. 

2013 MU Extension Tax School

If you want timely and practical tax informaiton for assisting business/farm tax clients, you will want to participate in this highly rated continuing professional education opportunity.

Brochure (PDF)

Facilitators: Mike Hardin, Catherine Murphy and Parman Green
Registration Fees as listed below:
Any Location - 1 day = $160 (includes lunch)
Any Location + Springfield Day 2 = $290 (includes lunch)
Springfield - Only Day 2 = $160 (includes lunch)

Dates and Locations:

Day 1 Tax School
     Oct. 23, 2013 — Osage Center 
                                  1625 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO
     Oct. 24, 2013 — Trigg Banquet Center
                                   300 O'Fallon Plaza, O'Fallon, MO
     Oct. 25, 2013 — Stoney Creek Conference Center
                                   2601 S. Providence Road, Columbia, MO
     Oct. 28, 2013 —  Fulkerson Center (Rochambeau Room)
                                   4525 Downs Dr., MWSU, St. Joseph, MO
     Oct. 29, 2013 —  University Union (Room 237B)
                                    University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
     Oct. 30, 2013 —  Lamplighter Inn
                                   2820 N. Glenstone, Springfield, MO

Day 2 Tax School
     Oct. 31, 2013 — Lamplighter Inn
                                  2820 N. Glenstone, Springfield, MO 

Registration Due: October 11, 2013
($20 late fee if postmarked after October 11, 2013)

**The 2013 MU Extension Fall Tax School is an IRS approved Continuing Education (CE) provider.  Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) must be provided during the registration process, if you wish to receive IRS CE credit.**

2013 MU Extension QuickBooks Farm/Business Accounting Workshop

This four-class workshop is designed for new users or users desiring a review of QuickBooks.

Flier (PDF)

Register early—space is very limited.  For more information go to QuickBooks Workshop under Local Programming.


NW Regional News and Information

Regional newsletter for the Northwest Region


Frequently requested MU Extension publications

MU Extension publication G302, 2012 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri
MU Extension publication G427, 2011 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri


Current Extension Council minutes and agenda

Monthly extension council 2014 meeting schedule:
August 21, 2014 Agenda (PDF) | Minutes (PDF)
July 17, 2014 Agenda (PDF) | Minutes (PDF)
June 19, 2014 Agenda (PDF) | Minutes (PDF)
May 15, 2014 — Agenda (PDF) | Minutes (PDF)
April 17, 2014 — Agenda (PDF) l Minutes (PDF)
March 20, 2014 — Agenda (PDF) l Minutes (PDF)
February 27, 2014 - Annual Meeting — Agenda (PDF) l Minutes (PDF)
January 16, 2014 — Agenda (PDF) l Minutes (PDF)

Monthly extension council 2013 meeting schedule:
Jan. 17, 2013 — Agenda (PDF) | Minutes (PDF)
Feb. 21, 2013 — Agenda (PDF) | Minutes (PDF)
March 21, 2013 — Agenda (PDF) | Minutes (PDF)
April 18, 2013 — Agenda (PDF) | Minutes (PDF)
May 16, 2013 — Agenda (PDF) | Minutes (PDF)
June 20, 2013 — Agenda (PDF) | Minutes (PDF)
July 18, 2013 — Agenda (PDF) | Minutes (PDF)
Aug. 15, 2013 — Agenda (PDF) | Minutes (PDF)
Sept. 19, 2013 — Agenda (PDF) | Minutes (PDF)
Oct. 17, 2013 — Agenda (PDF) |  Minutes (PDF)
Nov. 20, 2013  — Agenda (PDF) | Minutes (PDF)
Dec. 19, 2013  — Agenda (PDF) | Minutes (PDF)