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

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.

March 2015 (PDF)
February 2015 (PDF)
January 2015 (PDF)
December 2014 (PDF)
November 2014 (PDF)
October 2014 (PDF)
September 2014 (PDF)
August 2014 (PDF)
July 2014 (PDF)
June 2013 (PDF)
May 2014 (PDF)
April 2014 (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