Greenfield City Garden

If you would like to grow your own vegetables or learn how to, and need a place to hoe a row, join us in the Greenfield City Garden.  For more information, drop by the Missouri Extension Office, NE corner of the square or call 417-995-3942.  Come Grow With Us!


Barton County Wheat Tour- Tuesday, May 14, 6 pm at the Wally Norton farm; rain or shine.  Kaitlyn Bissonnette, MU, will speak on soybean cyst nematodes and MU Strip Trials; Richard Arnett, MO Wheat Association, will give an update.  This event is free.  Directions from Lamar: West of I-49 1 mile to 10th Lane; North on 10th Lane for 1 mile. Plots on west side of road. Look for Extension event signs.  Wheat Tour (PDF)


Livingston County 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational - Saturday, May 18, 2019.  Registration must be received by May 3 

The Livingston County 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational is open to all Missouri 4-H members enrolled in shooting sports for the current 4-H program year. The 4-H member must be enrolled in the specific discipline in which they are competing. Competitors may enter three shooting events.  The Livingston County 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational will include the following disciplines: Archery: Compound/Recurve, .22 Smallbore Rifle, Shotgun, BB.  Check-in 8:00 a.m.; Opening ceremonies at 8:30; Shooting begins at 9:00 a.m. See registration for discipline scheduled start times. 

Contest Rules, Schedule and Registration (PDF)


Growth and Quality Barrow Classic at the Missouri State Fair

Guidelines to compete in the Growth and Quality Barrow Classic are outlined in the Intent to Participate Letter (PDF).  Barrows must be nominated for participation on or before May 17, 2019 on the Intent to Participate Form (PDF) If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Marcia Shannon at (573) 882-7859 or Superintendent Greg Onstott at (573) 751-7766.  We look forward to your participation in the 2019 Missouri State Fair.


             10th Annual Dade County Youth Fair Livestock and Dog Show – June 20-22, 2019

We are very excited this year because in addition to the livestock portion we are including the Dade County Achievement days on Saturday June 22nd.  This is an opportunity for all of the Dade County 4-H kids to showcase their projects that they have been working on throughout the year.  They will be doing demonstrations, public speaking and much more!  Achievement days will be in the American Legion Hall so it is a great opportunity to see the kids in action doing what they love and are passionate about!  We would love, any and all support from the Dade County community.


USDA – Animal and Plant Health Inspection – African Swine Fever

As part of its overall mission to protect American agriculture, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service works to keep the country’s livestock and poultry healthy in two ways – first by keeping foreign animals diseases out of the country, and second by dealing with disease issues that affect our nation’s hers and flocks.  Together, these efforts protect American Producers, their livelihoods, our food supply and ultimately our nation’s agricultural prosperity, including opportunities for international trade.

African Swine Fever Factsheet (PDF)


Search for 2019 Missouri Century Farms is underway

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1919, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.  To qualify, the same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.  Applicants certified as owners of a 2019 Missouri Century Farm will be recognized by the MU Extension center in the county where the farm is located. Applicants are presented with a sign and a certificate.  Details and a downloadable application are available at Century Farm Application (PDF). All applications must be postmarked by May 15.  Late applications cannot be accepted.  For more information, call toll-free 1-800-292-0969, email or contact your county MU Extension center.


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)