EXCEL Class 2 for Leadership Growth!

Planning is underway for the EXCEL Class 2 (our leadership development program) in western Greene County (Ash Grove, Willard and Republic) that begins with an orientation in August. Sign-up to learn more about this leadership development program for residents of western Greene County. Brochure outlining schedule for 2018-2019 (PDF) | EXCEL website Thanks to funding from the Greene County Commission and a local grant, participation in Class 2 of EXCEL will be FREE to the first 15 that register. Register online for EXCEL program.

Tomato Expo July 24

Tomatoes are a homegrown favorite in the Ozarks and so is this annual event. This year's Tomato Expo on July 24 has a theme of: Grow, Taste, Buy, Learn. We have afternoon sessions free and fee-based programs that cover various aspects related to tomatoes. Starting at 4 p.m. we will have a vendors market open and in the evening our educational session ($10 per person) will address growing and using tomatoes as well as a taste-testing of 10 different heirloom varieties of tomatoes. Information Flyer (PDF) | Register online for educational session 

"Healthy Yards for Clear Streams" Workshop in Springfield August 10

 University of Missouri Extension will host a “Healthy Yards for Clear Streams” workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10 at the Springfield Botanical Center located at 2400 S. Scenic Ave. Springfield. | Download Registration Flyer (PDF) | Register Online

SkilUp Classes Begin 

SkillUp 101 is a University of Missouri Extension program people who receive food stamps. The program is to help people get a new job or go back to school. The program design is to help people improve their life situation. The goal is to get people off food stamps and become self-sufficient. Registration Flyer (PDF)

Garlic Workshop Sept. 21

Learn to grow garlic for profit and taste some unique varieties at this year's annual Garlic Workshop. Information flyer (PDF) | Register online

Childcare Training Classes in Taney County

Childcare providers need continuing education hours and here is a great opportunity for training in Taney County. Childcare brochure (PDF)

Help with Your Lawn and Garden

Master Gardeners of Greene County hotline at 417-874-2963. Planting Guide: Vegetable Planting Calendar. Do not waste money on your lawn, garden or field. See "Soil Test Central."

Order New Book on Missouri Historic Schools

The "Missouri Directory of Historic and One-Room Schools" is now available for purchase on or at the Greene County MU Extension office in Springfield. The book details over 60 of the very best historic and one-room schools in Missouri and was recently named the "Bound Book of the Year" by the North Central Region of the North American County Agriculture Extension Agents. The book costs $15.50 and all proceeds benefit the administration of the Greene County Extension office. Order link

Who Can Help Me with Program or Program?

This document provides an overview of the specialists and staff serving Greene County along with ways to contact each person. County Contact List 2018 (PDF)

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Employee Training Programs

If your business regularly offers programs for employees, as part of ongoing professional development or as an employee incentive plan, these local University of Missouri Extension specialists can offer affordable research-based educational programming. Read more | VideoProgram Brochure (PDF)

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