Your Community Classroom

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.   

Registration is now open for the 2019 Douglas County Grazing School

Register Here

 

HAY FOR SALE!

1000 square bales available. Older hay, stored in barn. $3 per bale. Contact Rick Towe 417-350-4741 or Vicki Blankenship 417-818-0293

 

Welcome New Extension Council Members

Karry Davis, Circuit Clerk, swears in new Extension council members at the March 11th Annual Dinner Banquet and Meeting.

Serving two years on the council are (left to right) Robert Lozano, Sandy Hylton, Jamie Dry, and Laura Stillings. 

Welcome to the Douglas County Extension! 

 

Applications for the recognition of the 2019 Century Farms in
Douglas County are now available

https://extension2.missouri.edu/programs/century-farms

Guidelines
•The same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years or more as of Dec. 31, 2019.
•The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings and nephews and 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.

Application
Applications are available from February 1st through May 1st at the Douglas County Extension office. A fee of $75 to cover processing costs, one certificate, a booklet and one two-sided, 2-foot by 2-foot metal sign (includes MU and Missouri Farm Bureau logos) for each approved farm.

Call 683-4009 for more details
https://extension2.missouri.edu/news/search-for-2019-missouri-century-farms-is-underway-3869

 

Missouri Land Grant Compact effective Fall 2018

Think you can't afford to send your child to Mizzou? The new Missouri Land Grant Compact could change that. Find out if your child is eligible.                                      

Farm custom rates updated

Our guide lists prices for nearly 150 farm services.

Couldn’t make it to one of our programs?
Not a problem.

You can access many of our presentations and related resource materials online. 

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.

Check out the article >>> Forage Focus

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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