Local highlights

Private pesticide applicator training


MU Extension provides private pesticide applicator training for producers as required for Missouri Department of Agriculture certification. Private Applicator Training (PAT) will be available in office by appointment. Call 573-888-4722 to schedule an appointment for renewal or a new license.Individuals who would like a a copy of MU Extension publication M87, Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual can come by the extension center.



2017 Watermelon Meeting 

The 2017 Watermelon meeting is fast approaching. Don’t miss this educational opportunity for commercial watermelon growers and the chance to network with local and regional industry sponsors, specialists and other area growers on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.  This annual meeting is hosted by University of Missouri Extension with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. at the American Legion Building in Kennett, MO.  
Bart Hawcroft from the Missouri Department of Agriculture will kick off the day with a discussion of new federal requirements for produce growers at 9:00 am.  Speakers will continue through the morning to present topics on health, current concerns and nutrition.  The meeting will conclude with lunch.
This meeting is possible through the support of our local and regional industry sponsors including: Bayer Seed US, Irrigation Mart, Ken-Mo Ag, Mobley Greenhouse, Seedway LLC, Siegers Seed Company, Stokes Seed and Syngentia Seeds.  These companies will be on hand and available to discuss needs for the 2018 growing season.  We thank them for their support.
Please attend for this once a year opportunity to network with area growers and sponsors. 
For more information and to pre-register please call the Butler County University of Missouri Extension Center, at 573-686-8064.