4-H Camp Registration Due May 1st

4-H Camp will be held June 17-20 at Camp Derricotte in Cuivre River State Park near Troy, Missouri.  All 4-H members age 8-14 can come to camp.  4-H members can also invite their friends who are not in 4-H to come to camp as well.  The camp fee is $80.00 for registrations received by May 1st.  Gasconade County will be camping with Franklin County again this year4-H Camp Registration Form      4-H Camp Information

Gasconade County Fair  July 29 - August 1

Start working on your fair exhibits so you're ready!

Entry rules, classes and forms for livestock and 4-H and fair events can be found on the Gasconade County Fair page to the left under local programming.


Gasconade Extension Center to host Eat Well, Be Well With Diabetes

The University of Missouri Extension Center in Gasconade County is set to host Eat Well, Be Well with Diabetes course - 4-week program designed to provide you with practical information and skills necessary for proper diabetes self-management. Classes will be held on Fridays in May - May 8, 15, 22, 29 - from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Meeting Room; 1106 W. Highway 28, Owensville, MO 65066. The program is $25 per participant or $35 per couple. To register, contact the Gasconade Extension office (573) 437-2165.

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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)

2014 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.