Master Gardener Classes
Bethany Spring 2017

Class schedule for Bethany Spring 2017

March 21, Botany/Plant Propagation
April 4,      Soils
April 11,    Diseases
April 18,    Fruit
April 25,    Insects
May 2,       Vegetables
May 9,       Woodies
May 18,     Turf
May 25,     Herbaceous Ornamentals/
                  Landscape Design
June 1,      Grow Native
June 8,      Pesticide Safety

Harrison County Extension Office
1505 Main, Courthouse Basement
Bethany, MO 64424

All classes will be 6-9 pm
Fee for 30 hours of training, includes course material;
$110.00 per person/$195.00 per couple
(couple registration only receives one set of course materials).

Applications must be returned by March 20, 2017.
For more information contact Tim Baker at (660) 663-3232,
or the Harrison County Extension Office at (660)425-6434.

Swine DNA Collection Cards

All individual Market Barrows entered for competition must have been owned solely by Exhibitor by May 1, 2017. A DNA Sample Card must have been mailed to the Missouri State Fair, postmarked by May 15, 2017, and also must be received within 10 days following for each market barrow entered. An animal identification (ear notch) must be included on the DNA Sample Card. DNA Validation Cards submitted to the Missouri State Fair on all junior market barrows become the property of the Missouri State Fair.

We have the DNA Validation cards in the Harrison County Extension office, they are $2.00 per card.

Camp Crowder 2017
June 5-8 Or June 12-15

As you know even though the due date is May 8th Camp fills up much quicker than that.  So please get your applications in as soon as humanly possible.  I would like to see 25 people from Harrison County go to camp this year (let's win that Garfield Award!). 

Also, since we will have several attending camp this year we will need to supply Cabin Chaperones for at least one week of camp.  Cabin Chaperones sleep in the cabins with the kids and shadow them in the group.  They are there to ‘adult’ if the counselors are in over their heads.  So if you are willing to be a Cabin Chaperone or know someone who would like to be a please get them the application. We are especially always in need of male Cabin Chaperones.

4-H Camp Application
Cabin Chaperone Application

MU Extension is hiring for a
Regional Agronomy Specialist
Headquartered in Harrison County.

To view the position description and file an application go to:
Regional Agronomy Specialist Position description (PDF)

Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use

This monthly newsletter provides practical advice on a variety of subjects and reports on extension activities throughout the region. Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use

Updating History of Extension in Harrison County

Recently a booklet was found about the first 50 years of extension in Harrison County Missouri. The report titled "Excerpts From History 1919-1969," contains numerous entries that are amusing and gave some perspective about how the Extension service has impacted Harrison County. You can find some of the entries here on our website,  We wish to update the history of the extension center, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019. If you have any stories or information about the history of MU Extension in Harrison County in specific, please contact us by phone (660)425-6434 or email

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