Dade County Extension - Trivia Night

Join us for a night of brain-teasing fun and help support Dade County MU Extension on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 6:30 pm.  There will be a 1st Place Team plaque, Silent Auction items, a 4-H concession stand or you can provide your own snacks.  Bring your friends and your brains, you just might learn something!  For more information contact the University of Missouri Extension in Dade County at 417-637-2112 or Trivia Night registration.pdf

Saving Seeds from your own Vegetable Garden

Why Should You Attend?  Seed saving is critical to carry on vegetable production of the plants you cherish most.  You will learn:  The difference between Heirloom, Hybrid, and GMO type seeds.  Planning for seed saving in your own garden, including selecting appropriate varieties and designing your garden to ensure reliable seeds.  Pollination and isolation techniques to keep your seed genetically pure.  When and how to collect seeds.  Collection techniques for wet seeds and dry seeds.  How to properly store seeds up to 10 years while retaining viability.  Testing stored seed for viability.  Fee is $15 per person.  Pre-registration must be received by Friday, September 25, 2015 to assure adequate resource materials.  Saving Seeds.pdf

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!

Soil tests are essential for productive gardens and fields.  Fee: $15 per soil sample.  Learn more: Soil testing publications   

Other Popular MU Extension Publications

2015 Pest Management Guide (PDF)

Pasture Weed and Brush Control Guide (PDF)

2011 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri (PDF)

2012 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri (PDF)

Vegetable Planting Calendar (PDF)