Join 4-H

4-H accepts new members year round. 4-H prepares young people to be the leaders of today and tomorrow. Members attend camps, display their work at fairs, travel the world, host youth from other countries, attend conferences and much more. Clubs and activities are open to kids ages 5-18 and Clover Kids for children ages 5-7. Learn more about 4-H.

Fencing and boundary laws

MU Extension publication G810, Missouri Fencing and Boundary Laws, provides general information for landowners. 

Private Pesticide Applicators Training

Individuals needing to obtain or renew their Private Pesticide Applicator certification for the purchase of restricted use pesticides may come into the Daviess-Caldwell University of Missouri Extension office and watch a 2 to 3 hour training video. The training is free, except for $12 for the Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual, if you already have the manual, then you will need to bring it to the training. Family members can share one manual. 

Private Pesticide Applicator certification is valid for 5 years, at which time the individual may renew their certification by attending another Private Pesticide Applicator Training session. If you already have an Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual, you must bring the manual with you to the training.

Private Pesticide Applicator training will not be available on Feb. 12 and 15, 2016, nor Feb 29th, March 1 and 4, 2016  at the Daviess-Caldwell Extension Center.

Missouri Century Farms

Applications for the 2016 Missouri Century Farms will be available in February 1, 2016. Application are available from approximately February 1 through May 15, 2016 from the MU Extension Office in your county or from University of Missouri-Century Farms, Extension Publications, 2800 Maguire Blvd, Room E1, Columbia, MO 65211.  For applications received by May 1, a $65 fee covers the cost of a certificate, farm sign and booklet for approved applicants. If the application is received between May 1 and May 16, the cost is $75. Applications must be postmarked by May 16, 2016, to be considered.

Guidelines for 2016 program are: The same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years or more as of Dec. 31, 2016. 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 present farm shall consist of no less than 40 acres of the original land and shall make a financial contribution to the overall farm income. For more information go to Missouri Century Farms.

North Missouri Produce Auction LLC

North Missouri Produce Auction LLC is an partnership owned by a number of local shareholders who constructed a facility near Jamesport, State Highway F,  for the purpose of selling produce, providing a market for interested growers along with a souce for fresh produce.  Perishable crops will be picked just hours before the sale.  Click on the above Link to see the Projected Auction Schedule for 2014.  Auction manager-Atlee Stutzman-Voice Mail-660-684-6092 or Auction Market-660-684-6844.  For Sale Reports, click on link.Then click on Display Sale Information by date and then the date of the sale that you wish to look at.                                                         

Northwest Regional Newsletter "News You Can Use"

A monthly newsletter "News You Can Use"

Daviess County Ag Update

Monday, February 29, 9 am to noon, Gallatin United Methodist Church.

Meeting topics, include Beef Cattle, Agronomy, pastures and crops, Ag business, Horticulture, invasive pests and diseases and Ag engineering.  Not all specialist from every agriculture discipline will make presentation at every location.  Please call if you are interested in an update on a specific discipline. 

Pesticide Applicator Licensing will be offered. Everyone applying to obtain or renew their applicator license must have a copy of the Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual with them at the time of renewal. Our Agronomist cannot sign you application without seeing your book in hand. The book costs $12 and can be purchased online or it will be available for sale at the Ag Update meetings. 

Requested publications

MU Extension publication G302, 2012 Custom Rates for Farm Service in Missouri

MU Extension publication G427, 2015 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri

Caldwell and Daviess extension offices

The Caldwell and Daviess County commissions have combined funding for extension to better serve the residents. The extension office is located in the Daviess County Courthouse, 102 N. Main, Gallatin. Reach the extension office at 660-663-3232.