Harrison County Extension Council Election

The week of January 16th - 20th, the Harrison County Extension Council will be holding their election. There are 3 ways to cast your ballot. A ballot in this week's Harrison County Ad-Visor or the Pony Express can be clipped and mailed in. They must be postmarked by 4:30, January 20th. You may vote online, log into our website at http://extension.missouri.edu/WebSite/CountyElection.aspx?BID=470 Or stop by the office during regular office hours, 8-12, 1-4:30, Mon-Fri.

2017 Agricultural Updates

This is an opportunity to receive the training to get your private pesticide applicator license. Missouri law requires a license to obtain and use restricted use pesticides. Get your training and learn about agriculture in Missouri.  A pesticide manual is required to receive your license.  If you do not have one with you they will be available at the training for $12.

Harrison County Ag Update
February 10, 2017
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bethany Housing Authority
2602 Crossan St
Bethany, MO 64424
(660) 425-6434


Schedule of surrounding dates and locations.

Staying in the Farming Business:
Cut Costs, Not Income

When prices are low, input costs must be cut. But how much can be cut
without hurting production or receiving discounts? Attend this meeting
from MU Extension for strategies to improve your bottom line during
challenging financial times in agriculture.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bethany Housing Authority,
2602 Crossan St,
Bethany, MO 64424

Fee: $15 per person

Please pre-register at least two business days in advance;
call Marcia at (660) 425-6434 or evansmarc@missouri.edu.
Meal & notebook included. In the event of inclement weather,
please contact Marcia for details. Dates and locations of all meetings..

2016-2017 4-H Enrollment

To enroll for the first time or reenroll go to https://mo.4honline.com/  . Enrollment is much the same as last year.  All state events will use this website for event enrollments throughout the year.  It would be ideal if we could have at least one parent enrolled as a volunteer for each family. 

Please send 4HOnline questions to 4hyouth@missouri.edu and 4-H volunteer questions to volunteerscreening@missouri.edu. Make sure to include your name, county and contact information. My office hours are Monday-Tuesday, 8-4:30 and Thursday, 9-2. You may contact me by any means listed below.

Bart A. Skroh,
Harrison County Youth Development Program Associate
1505 Main Street
Courthouse Basement
Bethany, MO 64424
Phone: 660-425-6434  Fax: 660-425-3772

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, 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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