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.
Registration Form (PDF)
2014 Carroll County University of Missouri Extension Council Annual Meeting
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
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!
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
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
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
Lafayette County - PPAT
- Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - noon
Lafayette Extension Center, Higginsville, MO
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
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
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.
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.
Register early—space is very limited. For more information go to QuickBooks Workshop under Local Programming.
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:
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)