Extension Council Election 

New members of the Cedar County University of Missouri Extension Council will be elected from January 21, 2018 through January 27, 2018 from candidates nominated by county citizens.The County MU Extension Council is the governing body for University activities in Cedar County.  Council members work throughout the year with University of Missouri Extension staff to determine the county’s needs for educational programming and then help plan activities to meet these needs. “Anyone, 18 years of age or older, interested in education and the progress of our county should vote for the nominees of their choice,” said Patrick Davis, County Program Director.  “The resources of the Universities are available to us.  It is our responsibility to put these resources into effective use.”

Voting will be available at the Cedar County University of Missouri Extension Center and the Cedar County public library in El Dorado Springs and Stockton branch, during regular business hours.  You may also vote online at www.extension.missouri.edu/cedar.  You must live within the district that you are voting for.  Any eligible voter who would prefer to vote by mail ballot can contact the Cedar County University of Missouri Extension Center and request a ballot.  When completed, the ballots can be returned by mail to 113 South St, Stockton, Mo. 65785.  Ballots being returned by mail should be postmarked by January 25, 2018.  For information about the local election process, contact the Extension Center at 417 – 276 – 3313.

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; and create and sustain healthy environments. In Cedar County, extension programs address high-priority areas such as agriculture, nutrition and health, parenting and youth development, family life, consumer education, business and workforce, community development and continuing education.

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 http://mda.mo.gov/abd/haydirectory/  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!

Newsletters

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

WellOwner.org
www.extension.org

AgriMissouri Classified website link

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