Upcoming Events

Council Meeting January 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the conference room in the basement of the Carrollton Public Library.


Election of the University of Missouri Extension Council Members of Carroll County.  Pursuant to the provision of 262.550 et. al  R.S. Mo 1969 , meeting for the election of University of Missouri Extension Council Members of Carroll County is February 4th through February 8th.  Election will end at 2:00 p.m. In each district, where more than one member is to be elected, vote for one for each position to be filled.  In each district where only one member is elected, vote for only one person. 


Districts are as follows:   West 65 Highway-East Highway 65- Town of Carrollton


The members of the of the University of Missouri Extension Council shall be citizens of voting age, residing int he district in which they are elected. University of Missouri Extension does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or status as a Vietnam -era veteran in employment or programs.  A person may vote only upon the nominee from the district he resides.


Voting online is available and paper ballots are at the Carroll County Extension Center Office at 111 N. Mason St., Carrollton, MO or can be mailed by calling 660-542-1792.  Mailed in Ballots must be received by our deadline of February 8 at 2:00 p.m.


Private Pesticide Applicator License Holders

 Missouri Department of
Agriculture is requiring all persons renewing their Private
Applicator License to do so by
attending a training class or viewing the training video.

This training is for those that need to re-certify their license as well as those that need to obtain their license for the first time.

 The Carroll County Extension Center has set the

following training date:

 Monday, February 5, 2019

2:00 p.m. (first session) or

6.00 pm (second session)

111 N. Mason St. Carrollton, MO.

Training will be around back in the Lil’ Cecily Hall, (formerly known as Farm Bureau basement)                                                                                              

Trainings will take approximately 2 1/2 hours to
complete.  Space is limited.  Please reserve your spot
now by calling 660-542-1792.

As of January 2008, people with private pesticide applicator licenses are required by state regulation to have a Private and Commercial Application Core Training Manual.

These can be purchased at the Extension Center at cost for $12 when licenses are renewed.


MU Extension offers free event on weeds, economy and more

CARROLLTON, Mo. – Top University of Missouri Extension specialists headline the 2019 Carroll County Soils and Crop Conference.

The free event is 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at the MU Extension Center in Carroll County, 111 N. Mason, Carrollton, says Dhruba Dhakal, MU Extension field specialist in agronomy.


MU Extension state weed specialist Kevin Bradley talks on weed management in row crops and pasturelands.

State beef specialist Eric Bailey gives an overview of how the 2018 drought affected forage supplies for cattle. He gives the pros and cons of hay as a supplemental feed.

Economist Scott Brown gives the 2019 Missouri agriculture outlook. MU Extension entomologist Kevin Rice tells about emerging insect pests in Missouri.

To register, call MU Extension in Carroll County at 660-542-1792 or email dhakald@missouri.edu

Writer: Linda Geist


Vegetable Production @ 2019 Great Plains Growers Conference

The vegetable production track will highlight Beany Bode from Bode’s Moonlight Gardens who will discuss production and marketing of wide range of specialty pumpkins, mini-size pumpkins, gourds, pie pumpkins and Jack O'Lanterns. Moriah Bilenky, Ames, IA will highlight studies on biostimulants and their effects on vegetable crop production. Learn more about packshed design and postharvest handling in vegetable crops from Jason Grimm, Iowa Valley RC&D. Patrick Byers from Missouri Extension will talk about planting date effects on garlic production. We look forward seeing you there !

Tentative Agenda

  • A to Z of Pumpkin Production and Marketing, Joanne and Beany Bode, Moonlight Gardens
  • Use of Biostimulants in Vegetable Production, Moriah Bilenky & Ajay Nair, ISU
  • Packshed Design and Postharvest Handling of Vegetables, Jason Grimm, Iowa Valley RC&D
  • Peppers: Seed to Market, Alex Hitt, Peregrin Farm
  • Garlic Production and Research Update - Patrick Byers, MU & Ester Nelson, MSU

We are pleased to confirm attendance cost is level once again this year.

  • Thursday workshops are $55 per person (Student $25 with valid identification, except for the Food Safety workshop)
  • Friday and Saturday are $45 per person, per day (Student $25 with valid identification)

Online preregistration available now until Monday January 7th, 8:00 a.m. After that time, only walk-in registrations will be accepted with an additional $10.00 late fee per day per registration.

Full conference agenda and online registration - http://www.greatplainsgrowersconference.org/. Follow us on Twitter #GPGC2019.


Now Hiring:

Extension Specialist in Nutrition and Health Education-Carrollton, MO

Please apply at: https://extension2.missouri.edu

Job ID: 28525
LOCATION: Carrollton, Missouri and primarily serves Carroll County and Chariton and Saline Counties in the Northwest Region, with additional service across the state as needed.


4-H Specialist

MU Extension is hiring a 4-H Youth Specialist for Saline, Carroll and Chariton Counties. For more information and to apply, go to Apply.



-Farm Custom and Cash Rental Rates

--U Extension publication G302, 2016 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri
MU Extension publication G427, 2015 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri

We have resources to help flood survivors recover

Get the most current advice here. 

Taxes provide very little funding of our programs. Would you help?

Submit our Giving Form anytime to the Extension Center to support our educational programs and services.

Head off pond problems before they start

Access our pond construction and management resources here.

The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) took effect Jan. 1, 2017

Learn what you need to know as a livestock owner about this federal directive.

Head off pond problems before they start

Access our pond construction and management resources here.

Missouri Farm Labor Guide

This new free publication gives Missouri-specific guidance to navigating the complexities of human resource management for agricultural labor.

Japanese beetles are now active in Carroll County

See our resources on control options.

Missouri Century Farms

The Missouri Century Farm program's history dates back to 1976 as a result of the Missouri Committee for Agriculture that was co-chaired by James B. Boillot, Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture, and Elmer R. Kiehl, Dean of the College of Agriculture, University of Missouri. The committee's purpose was to organize the American Revolution Bicentennial celebration in Missouri. One activity that was initiated by the committee was the "Centennial Farm" project, which awarded certificates to persons owning farms that had been in the same family for 100 years or more. Interest in the program continued after 1976. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and University of Missouri Extension planned a 10-year update in 1986 called the "Century Farm" program. This program has been sustained as a yearly event with over 100 farms recognized each year. In 2008, the Missouri Farm Bureau became a program co-sponsor.

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1917, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.  If you would like to view the complete news release please click here

For applications received by May 1, a $55 fee covers the cost of a certificate, farm sign and booklet for approved applicants. If the application is received between May 1 and May 15, the cost is $65.

For application forms and information, call Extension Publications toll-free at 1-800-292-0969, contact your local MU Extension center, or visit the Century Farm program website.


Council Monthly Meetings

The Carroll County Extension Council meets the third Thursday night of each month at 7:00p.m. at the Carrollton Public Library's boardroom, in Carrollton, MO.

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.




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