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MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in Douglas County. We connect people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of our communities. MU Extension-Douglas County is your one-stop source for practical education and information on almost anything.

MU Extension partners with the Douglas County Commission and other local organizations to provide education, information and services that meet people’s needs. The elected and appointed members of the Douglas County extension council provide guidance in identifying those needs to ensure that our educational programs are relevant, reliable and responsive.

Whether it’s resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to explore our website, call or email to learn how we can help you.

         

Farm tax workshops set for November

  • Published: Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension will offer a free farm tax workshop in November at locations throughout the state. This workshop explains major tax changes affecting farms and ranches that went into effect in December 2017.

The workshops are 6:15-8:45 p.m. on Nov. 12 and Nov. 19. Extension specialists will present the workshops remotely through interactive distance learning technology, says Mary Sobba, MU Extension agricultural business specialist.

Topics include tax brackets, deductions, charitable contributions, estate and gift tax exemptions, depreciation, bonus depreciation, farm lease income, QBI deduction, Section 199A and drought issues.

Locations

Nov. 12: Benton, Bolivar, Montgomery City, Osceola, Pineville, Unionville and Vienna. Preregister by Nov. 9.

Nov. 19: Brookfield, Chillicothe, Kirksville, Lebanon, Moberly, Potosi and Tuscumbia. Preregister by Nov. 16.

Call your local extension center for more information. You may also call Mary Sobba at 573-581-3231, Joe Koenen at 573-947-2705 or Wesley Tucker at 417-326-4916.

Writer: Linda Geist

 

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2018

July 19, 2018 Missouri's Native Plants: Creating a Pollinator’s Paradise — Master Gardener Meeting, Marshfield, Mo.

May 14, 2018 Safety on the Farm — Missouri Cattlemens Association Meeting, Taneyville, Mo.

Apr. 18 - May 4, 2018 Gardening Class Series — Marshfield, Mo.

Mar. 26, 2018 Christian County Livestock and Forage Conference — Clever, Mo.

Mar. 15, 2018 Composting and Mulching —  Master Gardener Meeting, Marshfield, Mo.

Feb. 12, 2018 Karst Topography and Soils — Master Naturalist Training, Joplin, Mo.

Feb. 8, 2018 Taney County Livestock and Forage Conference — Forsyth, Mo.

Jan. 27, 2018 Webster County Diversified Agriculture Conference — Marshfield, Mo.

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The faculty and staff of the Douglas County Extension Center are available to assist you with unbiased, research-based information on a variety of topics. If you can't find what you are looking for on our website, give us a call at 417-683-4409 or email douglasco@missouri.edu.

MU Extension in Douglas County

PO Box 668
Ava, MO  65608

Phone: 417-683-4409

Email: douglasco@missouri.edu