NOW HIRING: Regional Commercial Horticulture Specialist & County Program Director, Carroll County

As a regional horticulture specialist, this person is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating commercial horticulture educational programs. Topics may include, but not limited to, best management practices, pest control, plant diseases, brush and weed control, soils, irrigation, IPM, pesticide certification, marketing of horticultural crops, Master Gardner program, and water quality.  In addition, apply knowledge related to home horticulture and general agricultural in the counties served. 

The Carroll County position is headquartered in Carrollton, Missouri and primarily serves Carroll, Livingston, Caldwell, Ray, Lafayette and Saline counties in Northwest Region, with additional coverage as needed

Please visit the Career Opportunities with MU Extension Webpage (Job Opening ID #18716) for a complete overview of the position and to apply. 

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer

2015 MU Extension Tweedie Agri-Business Forum

The Carroll County University of Missouri Extension Council held its fifth annual Tweedie Agri-Business Forum on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the Rupe Community Center.  The program this year is titled "Agriculture Priorities in Missouri.”  The speakers were Darryl Chatman, Deputy Director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture and Ashley Lyon McDonald, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of State Legislative Affairs.

Four Carroll County farms have been awarded membership into the Missouri Century Farm Program and were recognized during the Tweedie seminar.

The Carroll County University of Missouri Extension Council sponsors the seminar through funding provided by the Tommy and Garnet Tweedie Estate.  Tommy and Garnet Tweedie were avid supporters of MU Extension and have continued that support by providing, through their estates, annual funding for Carroll County University Extension.  Co-sponsors of the program this year include Ag-Power Inc., Bank21, Bartlett Grain Company, BTC Bank, Carroll County Savings & Loan, Carroll County Trust Company, Carroll County Farm Bureau, Goppert Financial Bank (Norborne), and Home Savings & Loan Association (Norborne).  


Private Pesticide Applicator Training (PPAT)

Valerie Tate 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.

NW Regional News and Information

This website contains information on Agronomy News and Tips, Health and Nutrition facts, Northwest Missouri Horticulture, Housing & Environmental Design, and Northwest Missouri Stock Talk.

Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use

Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use is a monthly newsletter that provides practical advice on a variety of subjects and reports on extension activities throughout the region.

Frequently requested MU Extension publications

MU Extension publication G302, 2012 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri
MU Extension publication G427, 2015 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri

Current Extension Council minutes and agenda

Monthly extension council 2015 meeting schedule:
January 15, 2015 — Agenda (PDF) | Minutes (PDF)
February 19, 2015 — Agenda (PDF) | Minutes (PDF)
March 5, 2015 (Annual Meeting) Agenda (PDF) | Minutes (PDF)
April 16, 2015 — Agenda (PDF) | Minutes (PDF)