Dade County Extension Council 2018 Election


The people that serve on the Dade County Extension council direct the county program, by representing you, the people of the county.  Ballots will be available beginning January 16 through January 19, 2018. A ballot box will be available at the Extension Office, 2 N. Main Street and at the Dade County Clerk’s Office, Courthouse. The Dade County ballot can be found online at Ballots must be received by 4:00 pm on Friday or postmarked with January 19th, in order to be counted. Participation in the election is open to any citizen of voting age that is a resident of Dade County. 


93rd Dade County Forage & Crop is January 18, 2018


The 93rd Annual Dade County Forage and Crop Conference will be Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the Lockwood United Methodist Life Center.  Registration begins at 5:30 pm, with a $5 fee that includes dinner from Maggie Mae’s.  Topics this year are “Missouri Fencing Laws” and “Understanding and Applying Your Soil Test Results”. 

To reserve your seat, please call the Dade County Extension Office at 417-637-2112, by January 10, 2018.


Private Pesticide Applicator Training on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm


This letter is to inform you about the upcoming pesticide applicator training on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the Dade County Extension office in Greenfield.  Missouri law requires all purchasers and users of “Restricted-Use” pesticides to attend one training session, to be certified for a private applicators license.  This training is also open to producers of agricultural commodities, who have not been certified or have let their license expire.  There is a $25.00 fee for materials.  For more information about the pesticide applicator training, contact the MU Extension office in Dade County at (417) 637-2112.  Register by Wednesday, January 31.  Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the start time, as there is a large number of renewals.  



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. Results are typically provided within two weeks. 


Other Popular MU Extension Publications

2015 Pest Management Guide (PDF)

Pasture Weed and Brush Control Guide (PDF)

2016 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri (PDF)

2012 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri (PDF)

Vegetable Planting Calendar (PDF)