New Regional Commercial Horticulture Specialist & County Program Director, Carroll County

Starting in November, Kathi Mecham, will be our new Regional Commercial Horticulture Specialist and County Program Director.  Serving  Carroll, Livingston, Caldwell, Ray, Lafayette and Saline counties in the Northwest Region, with additional coverage as needed.  She will be headquartered in Carrollton, Missouri. 

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.

2016 MU Extension Tweedie Agri-Business Forum

The Carroll County University of Missouri Extension Council will hold its 6th annual Tweedie Agri-Business Forum on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the Rupe Community Center at 7:00 p.m..  The  programs  this year are being presented by  Karen Funkenbusch, part of the Missouri AgrAbility Team and Kent Shannon,  both with MU Extension. Karen  will speak about AgrAbility and  how it is creating success in agriculture, employment, and rural life for people with disabilities and their families and  by Kent Shannon who will be coming to share this knowledge and experience with Drones.  If you would like to register online for this event, please register here.

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.

Interested in making a difference in Carroll County?

Run for an elected position on Extension Council. 

If you would like to make a difference in your community, serving on the Extension Council would be a great experience for you. The Number one responsibility of Carroll County Extension Council is to identify concerns in their community and provide input for extension programs. 

If you would like to run for a position, call the Carroll County Extension Center (660-542-1792) to learn about the process for Council elections. We welcome new members and those enthusiastic to be involved!

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

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