Spring 2015 Master Gardener Core Class

Interested in becoming a Master Gardener?  A core class will begin on Tuesdays from 9 till noon and from 1 until 4 pm starting February 17, 2015 and will continue until March 31, 2015. There will be two sessions each day at the Farm Bureau Meeting Room at the Gasconade County Extension Center.  Registrations are due as soon as possible by contacting the Gasconade County Extension Center at 573-437-2165 or filling out the enrollment form and returning it to the Extension Center with your check.

Nutrition and Health

Eat Well, Be Well with Diabetes

Ready to take control of your overall health and wellness? Register for Eat Well, Be Well with Diabetes today - a four week class designed to provide you with practical information and skills needed to self-manage diabetes and promote optimal health. The program is for anyone who has type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. Spouses and other family members of those with diabetes will also benefit from the program. Cost is $25 per participant or $35 for a couple. To register, call or stop by the Gasconade County Extension Office (573) 437-2165.

Dates: Wednesdays March 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location: Gasconade County Extension Center 1106 W. Highway 28 Owensville, MO 65066


Quality for Keeps Newsletter

The Quality for Keeps Newsletter is published monthly, April through October, and is made available to residents of East Central, Southeast and Urban regions in Missouri providing research-based information for safely preserving food and other helpful tips. Contact the Franklin County Extension office to subscribe, or visit our website: https://missouri.extension.edu/gasconade.

September 2014 (PDF)


2013 Gasconade County Annual Report

Gasconade County has a strong tradition of support for the programs of University of Missouri Extension, and local partnerships are vital to our success. As you review this annual report, we want to recognize the many contributions of volunteers, county leaders, local organizations and businesses that make these accomplishments possible.


2014 Gasconade County Century Farms

Century Farm signs and certificates were presented to the following during our annual Extension Council Picnic/4-H Recognition on Oct. 10, 2013.

  • Charles Dieckmann Farm - Acquired in 1914 - Present owner is LeRoy Dieckmann (Charles' grandson)
  • Christian Schaumberg Farm - Acquired in 1843 — Present owners are Richard and Ellen Schaumberg

Popular extension publications

MU Extension publication G427, 2011 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri
MU Extension publication G302, 2012 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri
MU Extension publication G6201, Vegetable Planting Calendar


Soil testing

Don’t guess. Soil tests save time and money.

Soil testing is the best guide to the wise and efficient use of fertilizer and soil amendments, said Manjula Nathan, director of the University of Missouri Extension Soil Testing and Plant Diagnostic Services.

Whether you grow acres of row crops or have a vegetable patch in the backyard, a soil test will provide you with an analysis of nutrients and a set of recommendations for any improvements.

Soil testing can be done through the extension office. The cost is $15 per sample with results received in about two weeks. Soil testing publications


Private pesticide training

If you need to be certified or recertified, call the extension office at 573-437-2165 to schedule a time to view the video. Individuals are required to have a Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual. Bring your copy for verification or purchase one for $12 at the extension office.