Program highlights

Do you need an answer?

The faculty and staff of the Christian County Extension Center are available to assist you with research-based information on a variety of topics. If you can't find what you are looking for on our website, give us a call at 417-581-3558 or send an email to

Master Gardener Classes Now Forming

Master Gardener classes are usually offered in Christian County in Autumn of each year. Registrations are being accepted for the 2014 core training class. Please contact our office at 417-581-3558 or print the registration brochure. The class size is limited so register early.

Christian County Master Gardener Seminar Series - Mark Your Calendar

The Christian County Master Gardeners hold educational seminars addressing seasonal throughout the year.  These seminars are free to the public.  For 2014, mark the following dates on your calendar:

  • September 6 -- Safe and Effective Products for Pest & Disease Control and Tree Care -- 1 to 4PM, Nixa Community Center
  • September 20 - Cooking with Jerusalem atichokes and making your own cornmeal and peanut butter -- 1 to 4PM, Ozark Community Center

Please call the Extension Office (417-581-3558) to reserve your place at the seminars.

Hotline for lawn and gardening questions

Get your questions answered by calling the Christian County Master Gardener Hotline at 417-581-4853, by emailing, or by coming into the Christian County Extension Center. The Christian County Master Gardener Hotline operates from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, from mid-March through mid-October. Hotline volunteers can help you with a wide range of horticultural issues free of charge. Follow the link to the left for more information about the Christian County Master Gardeners.

Private Pesticide Applicator Certification

If you need to become a certified private applicator or renew your expiring license, please call our office (417-581-3558). Pre-registration is required.

Southwest Region Expert Guide

A reference guide to the expertise of University of Missouri Extension specialists in Southwest Missouri: 2014 Specialist Guide (PDF).

Beef Newsletters

Production and management tips for beef producers.

August 2014 (PDF)
July 2014 (PDF)
June 2013 (PDF)
May 2014 (PDF)
April 2014 (PDF)
March 2014 (PDF)
February 2014 (PDF)
January 2014 (PDF)
December 2013 (PDF)
November 2013 (PDF)
October 2013 (PDF)
September 2013 (PDF)

Other popular resources

MU Extension publication G427, 2011 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri 
MU Extension publication G302, 2012 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri
MU Extension publication G6201, Vegetable Planting Calendar