Gasconade County Fair July 29 - August 1

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.


Home Food Preservation workshops coming to Gasconade County in July

This 3-session series will teach participants the basics of food preservation through hands-on experience in pressure canning and water bath canning. Workshops will provide hands-on experience with new recipes and sources of the latest research. All sessions will be held Tuesdays in July - July 7, 14, and 21 - from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Owensville Christian Church, 620 E. Lincoln Ave. Owensville, MO 65066.  Participants may register for individual workshops or the entire series. For more information or to register, contact the Gasconade County Extension Center at 573-437-2165 or e-mail the instructor. Registration deadline is one week before each session.


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.