Cattle grazing workshop, warm season grass    

The workshop  will be held at  the Cedar County Library in Stockton, Mo. on March 8,2018 and begin at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There is no cost to the workshop, but you must register by March 7 by calling the Cedar County Extension office at 276-3313 or by email to  Space is limited to 25.  The topics and speakers are as follows:

  • Warm season grass development and management by Pat Miller, Vernon County MU Extension Regional Agronomy Specialist
  • Cattle nutrition and grazing management on warm season grasses by Patrick Davis, Cedar County MU Extension Regional Livestock Specialist

Missouri Master Gardener Training 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 class sessions will be held every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., starting March 6th and running through May 8th at the Cedar County Library (808 South Main Street., El Dorado Springs, Mo. 64744) in El Dorado Springs, Mo.

Private Pesticide applicator licensing, new and renew

There many opportunities in the area for in-person Private Pesticide Applicator Training.  Call in your reservation to the local extension center one week before the class.  In case of bad weather the classes may be rescheduled.  Attendees are required to purchase a private pesticide applicator manual (M87 - revised 2007) for $12 unless they bring a copy of it with them.

  • February 27 at 2 p.m. at the 1st Baptist Church, 505 Walnut St., Osceola, MO   417-646-2419
  • March 13 at 6 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Diner, Centennial Blvd., Nevada, MO   417-448-2560
  • March 22 at 6 p.m. at the Cedar County Library, 717 East St., Stockton, MO    417-276-3313

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.

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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