Matter of Balance Class Offered in Two Locations.

Do you have concerns about falling?
This 8 session series helps you learn to view falls
and fear of falling as controllable.
If you share these concerns and are interested in improving
flexibility, balance and strength, join us.
This class is now being offered in two locations.

May 16,19, 23, 26, 30, June 2, 6, 9, 2017

Gentry County Extension Office       &      First Baptist Church
Hundley-Whaley Research Farm               Basement Foyer
1109 S. Birch Street                                    1308 E. Main St.
Albany, MO 64402                                       Princeton, MO 64673
9:30-11:30 am                                              1:30-3:30 pm

Cost: $20 (Scholarships are available-ask for free voucher when signing up) To register contact:
Meridith Berry                   or        Janet Hackert
Grundy County Extension            Harrison County Extension
660-359-4040 ext.8                      660-425-6434        
        or call the First Baptist Church at 660-748-3116.

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.

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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