Candidates sought for 2017 Cedar County Extension Council Election

Nominations are being accepted for the January 2017 election to the Cedar County University of Missouri Extension Council.  The council is seeking people from all walks of life who are interested in education and the progress of our community.  Serving on the Extension council is a great way to help make our community a better place for people to live.Extension council members represent the broad educational needs and backgrounds of the people of Cedar County.  Cedar County MU Extension is your local link to unbiased resources of education and research from the four campuses of the University of Missouri System and Lincoln University.  University of Missouri Extension improves people’s lives with educational programs and access to University resources and experts to:

  • enhance economic viability

  • build strong individuals, families and communities

  • create and sustain healthy environments

In Cedar County, Extension programs address high-priority areas such as:

  • Agriculture

  • Nutrition, health and family life

  • Youth

  • Business, workforce and community development

  • Continuing education 

Council members assist in planning and carrying out Extension educational programs to improve people’s lives. As public officials, council members administer a local budget of $42,922 to support education that meets people’s highest priorities.  The Cedar County Extension council meets on the first Monday of each month.  Candidates must be at least 18 years old and reside in the district they would represent. Individuals interested in serving on the council may contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at 417-276-3313 or by email at Nominations for the Cedar County MU Extension Council must be made by December 5, 2016. 

Fall programming 

Small Steps to Health and Wealth - November 2 - December 21

Windows 10 Computer Workshop - November 9 in El Dorado Springs and November 10 in Stockton

Missouri Hay Directory

These listings are a joint venture of the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the University of Missouri.  The listings include sellers names, cities, counties and phone numbers. Sellers can be listed by either region or forage type. Bale type is included: small square, large square, small round, large round, baleage, or other. The number of bales and approximate weight of each bale of hay is included, and if the hay has been analyzed, crude protein, acid detergent fiber, neutral detergent fiber, relative feed value, and percent total digestible nutrients may be included. A final area for notes catches information such as "first cutting", or "don't call before 6 p.m."

To list hay you wish to sell:

  • enter a new listing via the menu options on the AgEBB Hay Market Page
  • call the Missouri Department of Agriculture at 573-751-5633

  • visit your county extension office and have them list your hay

Hay listings will be left on the AgEBB system for 60 days unless updated.  All listings will be included in the Missouri Hay Directory. You can access this at  If you have any suggestions to improve the service or usefulness of the hay listings, please send an e-mail message or call (573) 882-4827.

Vegetable gardening questions

As the peek gardening season comes near, here at Extension we get many questions about gardening.  This guide is a section from the Missouri Master Gardener handbook on vegetable gardening.  It provides information from plant and site selection, irrigation and common problems.  There are many other publications available through our website on gardening and other topics as well.  Just click the link at the top of the page titled Publications.

Soil testing 

Soil tests save time and money. Whether you have acres of pasture or have a vegetable patch in the backyard, a soil test will provide you with an analysis of nutrients and a set of recommendations for improvements. Call or visit the Cedar County Extension office for details. Don't guess... Soil test!


Ag in focus

Ag in Focus is a bimonthly newsletter for area ag producers and enthusiasts.

Human development newsletters

The purpose of these newsletters is to share research-based resources and information to hard to reach parents, grandparents, and families including Parents As Teachers, Head Start, grandparents raising grandchildren groups, parent educators, etc. Smart Parenting is for parents of young children and is printed in English and Spanish. Kindred Spirits is for grandparents raising grandchildren.

Smart Parenting           Kindred Spirits

Other popular MU Extension publications

Pasture Weed and Brush Control Guide (PDF)
G427, 2015 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri
G302, 2012 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri
G6201, Vegetable Planting Calendar
Cedar County MU Extension Council bylaws

Other resources

AgriMissouri Classified website link

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