Bull Breeding Soundness Clinics – Are you bulls ready to turn in with the cows & heifers this fall?  The best way to find out is to have a veterinarian do a Breeding Soundness Exam on them 6 weeks or so ahead of turnout time. This is an insurance policy on your bull for the fall 2020 calf crop. October scheduled dates and locations are on this flier Bull Breeding Soundness Clinics (PDF).  For more information, contact the Lawrence County Extension Office at 417-466-3102.  


Warm Season Grass Cattle Grazing Workshop on 11-8-19 in Liberal.  MU Extension will provide a Warm Season Grass Cattle Grazing Workshops during November to educate cattle producers interested in knowledge on establishment, management and cattle grazing benefits of warm season grasses.  Presentation topics will include: Warm Season Grass Development & Management and Cattle Nutrition & Grazing Management on Warm Season Grasses.  Workshop is free to the public but registrations is required to attend.  To register, contact the Barton County MU Extension Center at (417) 682-3579 by November 7thWarm Season Grass-Cattle Grazing Workshop (PDF)


Dade County Extension Council Nominations Needed  Nominations are being accepted for the January 2020 election of the Dade County University of Missouri Extension Council members, according to Council Chairman, Wayne Bruffey.   Council members are elected or appointed to two-year terms and may not serve more than two consecutive terms. Nominees must be at least 18 and must reside in the district from which they are selected. Nominations must be made prior to December 1, 2019.   "We want nominees who are interested in education and the progress of our community," Wayne said. "The resources of the University of Missouri System and Lincoln University are available to us. We need active council members to help plan educational programs and to work with University of Missouri Extension specialists."   Nominations may be made through the council chairman or the county extension center. Nominees will be contacted to secure their permission to place their names on the January 2020 ballot.   University of Missouri Extension offers educational programs in categories such as agriculture, home economics, business and industry, community development, youth development (4-H) and various continuing education courses, seminars and workshops.  Consent to be Nominated Form (PDF)



Seedling Order Form 2019-2020 located at https://mdc.mo.gov/trees-plants/tree-seedlings.

The College of Veterinary Medicine and the Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University are asking for help from midwestern confined cow-calf producers on a survey project. The main goal of this project is to determine the common management practices utilized, the incidence and importance of animal disease, and the nutritional management practices in confined cow-calf operations. We want to improve our understanding of how these operations are managed so that we can better serve producer needs through research and educational activities. All data collected will be completely confidential and no individual answers will be published. Any presentation of the results of the survey will have all answers compiled from all participants. We hope to complete our data collection and analysis by this fall so producer educational programming may be planned beginning in 2020.  The survey is available online here https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bgyUzdjBrQJaBFj  and in paper version. Request a paper copy by contacting Dr. Terry Engelken at 515-294-2192. A stamped return envelope will be included so you can mail the completed survey back at no charge. You can email Dr. Engelken (engelken@iastate.edu) with any questions. 

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)

2018 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri (PDF)

Vegetable Planting Calendar (PDF)