Estate & Succession Planning Program in Lamar and Lockwood on November 13, 2018

University of Missouri Extension will host a two-hour estate and succession-planning program on Tuesday, November 13 in two locations, choose one location to attend. In Lamar at the First Baptist Church from 10am- 12pm, lunch included; or Lockwood at Immanuel Lutheran Church from 4pm-6pm, dinner included. Cost is only $10/person. RSVP at 417-682-3579 by November 9 to guarantee a meal. It is open to anyone, including farmers, business owners, or individuals that want to learn basic estate planning.  Estate Planning (PDF)


Beef cattle producers meeting to discuss strategies and economics of feeding cattle through the winter on November 20th in Lamar

University of Missouri Extension will be having a beef cattle producers meeting to discuss strategies of economics and feeding cattle through the winter on November 20th at the Barton County MU Extension Center at 801 East 12th Street, Lamar, Mo. 64759 at 6:00 p. m.  Speakers and topics include: Feeding and management strategies of cattle through the winter on limited forage by Patrick Davis – MU Extension Livestock Field Specialist.  Economics of management and feeding cattle though the winter on limited forage resources by Wesley Tucker – MU Extension Agriculture Business Field Specialist.  Refreshments will be provided by MU Extension.  The workshop is free to the public however; preregistration is required by November 19th.  To register or for more information on the workshop please contact the Barton County MU Extension Center at 417-682-3579 or Patrick Davis by email at  Contact us immediately if you need accommodations because of a disability, need to relay emergency medical information or need special arrangements if the building is evacuated.   Strategies and Economics (PDF)


2018 Drought Survival Packet

The drought this summer has caused many headaches for livestock producers who are preparing to feed cattle this winter with little forage and hay on hand.  If you were unable to attend the workshops, here is the handout information packet.  Drought Survival Packet (PDF)  Also, there is a video that can be viewed at


Using Social Media in a Disaster

A unique publication that gives best practices and suggestions for using social media in a community following a disaster. Information and provided guidelines in this updated 30-page publication grew out of the first-hand experience of volunteers Rebecca and Genevieve Williams and MU Extension specialist David Burton had building a Facebook community following the Joplin (2011) tornado and the Branson (2012) tornado. Using Social Media in a Disaster.pdf


Don't guess....Soil test Basic soil testing analyzes nutrient content and fertility status. Results include fertilizer and lime recommendations. Additional tests are available for nutrient management plans, environmental issues, potting mixes, compost, manure and water usage. Each sample should contain about 1½ cups of dry soil from 6 to 7 inches deep. Consult our soil testing publications for specific instructions. The cost is $20 per sample and results are typically provided within two weeks.  Pasture (PDF) , Lawn (PDF) , Hayfield/Row Crops (PDF) 


Other Popular MU Extension Publications

2015 Pest Management Guide (PDF)

2016 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri (PDF)

Vegetable Planting Calendar (PDF)