Upcoming Events

July 16- Regional Meeting with CES & Office Admin.

July 17 -12:00 pm Council Meeting at the Extension Office

August 15 -7:00 pm Council Meeting at the Carrollton Public Library

September 19- 7:00 pm Council Meeting at the Carrollton Public Library 

October 17-  7:00 pm Council Meeting at the Carrollton Public Library 

November 21 - 6:00 Tweedie Agri-business Forum at the Rupe Center

December 19 - 7:00 Council Meeting at the Carrollton Public Library 

 

 

Drought Resources

In Missouri during years when precipitation comes in a fairly normal manner, moisture is stored in the top layers of the soil during the winter and early spring, when evaporation and transpiration are low. During the summer months the loss of water by evaporation and transpiration is high, and if rainfall fails to occur at frequent intervals, drought will result. Nearly every year some areas have short periods of drought in Missouri. There have been occasional years when the soil moisture has been depleted, arid when rains have failed to replace the water lost by evaporation and transpiration for prolonged periods. These conditions have caused widespread distress. With increasing population and more competition for the use of water, wise water management is becoming more important in the Show Me state.

The drought monitor map (opens in new window) is updated weekly to show which areas of the state fall into a category of drought. The map changes based on reports from landowners and residents, so the accuracy of the map is dependent on your reports. Report drought conditions in your area by clicking the link on the left-hand side of the page. Each drought category is defined by certain criteria from the United States Drought Monitor.

Resources for Your Flooded Home

Cleaning up after a flood takes special care. To help with your flood response and recovery, download MU Extension Publication MP904, Resources for Your Flooded Home (PDF). This guide covers a variety of flood cleanup topics. Other flood related resources can be found here.

This is the EDEN website specifically targeting floods: https://eden.lsu.edu/educate/resources?search=floods

These are some helpful resources:

https://www.canr.msu.edu/resources/keeping_food_safe_before_and_after_a_flood_e3366

https://www.extension.purdue.edu/floodpub/

https://flood.unl.edu/

https://extension.psu.edu/managing-flood-damaged-crops

https://www.lsuagcenter.com/~/media/system/0/e/5/3/0e53e95f265631469d0ce2be5aaf0187/pub2771wetfloodproofinghighres.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na4_yVBLIjY&t=23s


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.

 

Make a contribution to the Carroll County Extension Endowment Fund

An endowment fund is an investment fund that is set up to benefit an organization or institution by providing a future source of investment income. Carroll County Extension has an endowment fund that is held at the University of Missouri. Any contributions to Carroll County Extension's endowment fund will be used to sustain Extension programming in Carroll County. Contributions to the endowment fund are tax deductible, and they will be managed with utmost care and diligence as they help to improve the lives of Carroll County residents. To learn more about Carroll County Extension's endowment fund or to contribute to the fund, please contact the Carroll County Extension Center (phone: 660-542-1792; email:  carrollco@missouri.edu).

Farm Custom and Cash Rental

MU 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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