Missouri Master Gardener program

Opportunities to gain and share horticultural knowledge is available through University of Missouri Extension’s Master Gardener program in Cedar County. The Master Gardener Program is an intensive horticulture course offered statewide by University of Missouri Extension.  The 30 hours of classroom training provided by area horticulture and agricultural specialists set Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners and programs. The Master Gardener Program sessions will be held every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., starting August 17 and running through November 2at the Opera House Arts Council Building (101 North Main Street., El Dorado Springs, Mo. 64744). Graduation activities will be held on November 9.  For more information see our program flyer and class schedule.

Bison production meeting

University of Missouri Extension and Back Forty Bison will be hosting a Bison Production Workshop on July 20 at Back Forty Bison 928 E Dade 68, Dadeville, Mo. 65635.  The educational workshop will begin at 6:00 p. m. and involve education and tour of the bison operation.   Topics being covered will include: 

  • Bison handling and working facilities  
  • Bison Production and Management
  • Economics of Bison Production
  • Grazing and Nutrition of Bison Production

This program is free and open to the public.  During the meeting there will be a meal with bison burgers provided by Back Forty Bison.  Registration required for the workshop by July 19 by contacting the Dade County MU Extension Center (2 N. Main Street, Greenfield, Mo. 65661) at 417 – 637 – 2112 or by email at dadeco@missouri.edu.  Registration is important so that we have an accurate head count for food.  Also, if you have any other questions you can contact Andy McCorkill at 417 – 345 – 7551, Patrick Davis at 417 – 376 – 3313 or John Roller at 417 – 995 – 4485.  Program Flyer

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!


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

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