Management Intensive Grazing School
September 27-29 at Wurdack Farm

University of Missouri Extension will host a Management Intensive Grazing School September 27, 28, & 29 at the MU Hugo Wurdack Research Center near Cook Station.  The three-day program will include guest speakers covering the topics of grazing system layout and design, watering systems, fence systems, pasture fertility, livestock nutrition, and forage growth and quality.  Additionally, a farm tour will be included to allow participants to receive training on grazing system utilization. 

The cost of the three-day school is $135 per person or $215 per farm couple.  This fee includes the cost of meals, resource books and other handout materials pertinent to the course. 

Space is limited for this program, and registration along with full payment is required by September 21.  For more information, please contact Ted Cunningham, MU Extension Livestock Specialist at the Dent County Extension office at 573-729-3196.   View brochure and print registration.

Fencing and Watering Systems Installation Workshop October 3

This workshop will provide basic instruction and demonstration of installation of permanent hi-tensile and temporary electric fence, and how to install a tire tank for livestock watering.  Workshop begins at 4pm on Tuesday, October 3rd at Strader Farms in Gladden, MO.  RSVP: Class size for the workshop is limited. Please contact the Dent County MU Extension Office at 573-729-3196 or email to attend and receive directions to the farm.  View flyer.

MU Extension's Impact in Dent County

Learn about the ways MU Extension serves our county and neighboring communities.
MU Extension: The University of Missouri in Dent County (PDF)

Freeze branding irons now available for rent

Cost is $15 per day or $25 per weekend.  For further information contact MU Extension in Dent County at (573) 729-3196.

A.I. breeding barn available for rent

The A.I. breeding barn, located at the Dent County MU Extension Center, is available to producers at a rate of $50 per day. For more information, contact Ted Cunningham, MU Extension livestock specialist, 573-729-3196 or

Breeding barn flyer (PDF)

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