2018 Northwest Missouri Management
Intensive Grazing School

When: June 26-28, 8:30 am-4:00 pm all 3 days
Where: MU Hundley-Whaley Agricultural Research Center, Albany MO
Cost: $120.00 per person(second person with paid full registration $60)
Send checks with registration form to: 
Buchanan Co SWCD, 3915 Oakland Ave, Suite 102, St. Joseph MO 64506

The registration fee covers the cost of seminars including meals, speaker fees,
refreshments, on-farm tour equipment, fence and water demonstrations,
materials and the following references; 

  • Missouri Grazing Manual
  • Forages and Weeds of Pastures
  • Grazing stick   

You also receive these free publications:

  • Electric Fencing for Serious Grazers
  • Water Systems for Serious Grazers
  • Soil and Pasture Health Guide for MO
  • Extending and Reducing Stored Feed Needs

For more information and to register, download and send this form.
For questions contact Nathan Bilke at Nathan.Bilke@mo.usda.gov.

Teens Caring for Kids
2018 Babysitting Clinic

Tuesday, June 19, 8:30 AM - 3 PM
Immanuel Baptist Church
4207 Miller Street
Bethany MO 64424
$20 Registration Fee

This babysitting clinic is open to all Harrison County Youth ages 11-15.
Youth will practice and learn a variety of skills to help them set up the job and a babysitting business, feeding and care of children all ages and what to do in an emergency. There will be hands-on activities and guest speakers. Youth will take home a babysitter's magic bag to begin babysitting with all the right stuff. Lunch will be provided. 

To register: Stop by the Harrison County Extension Office, located in the Harrison County Courthouse Basement or download the attached form and photo release and mail along with the $20 registration fee to, Harrison County Extension Center, 1505 Main, Courthouse Basement, Bethany, MO 64424. 
Registration deadline is June 8, 4:30 pm.

For more information or questions contact; Jessica Trussell (660) 646-0811 or Becky Simpson (660) 663-3232.

MU Soil Testing Lab fee Increase

Due to an increase at the MU Soil Testing Lab and increased postage rates,
the Harrison County Extension Center will now charge $20 per soil sample effective February 1, 2018.

We also offer plant, compost, water, growing media and manure testing. For a complete list of services, visit us at http://soilplantlab.missouri.edu/soil. 

Online synthetic auxin herbicide applicator 
training is now open. (Dicamba & 2-4-D products)

The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) requires certified applicators to complete online or in-person training before buying or using dicamba. MDA has designated MU Extension as the sole source for dicamba training. Only certified applicators may purchase or apply dicamba.

Visit agriculture.mo.gov/dicamba to learn more about Missouri's requirements.
For more information contact Andy Luke, Regional Agronomy Specialist,
660-425-6424 or LukeA@missouri.edu or go to
For questions about in-person training, call 573-882-7216.

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, http://extension.missouri.edu/harrison/exthistharrison.aspx.  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 harrisonco@missouri.edu.

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