The Hunt for Historical Information 

The Holt County Extension staff and council members are trying to gather history on Holt County Extension. We have found very little. We have found pictures dating back to 1920 but there is a lot of gaps. If you or someone you know has information on the history of the Extension Office, county agents and clubs or if you have information, documents or stories that you would like to share and have preserved with other Holt County Extension items, please send the items into the office or drop them off. All help and information is much appreciated. Thank you!



Private Pesticide Applicator Training Scheduled

Private pesticide applicator training will focus on the use of dicamba resistant soybean technology. Growers who do not need a license should also attend to become knowledgeable about this technology.

For the applicator training, a training manual is required for licensing. If you have an old manual, please bring it to the meeting. The schedule is as follows and all meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Following the applicator training, the University of Missouri Agricultural Extension staff will provide updates in subject areas of agronomy, livestock, farm business and horticulture. Speakers may vary based staff schedules.

The schedule for the remaining trainings are as follows:  February 6 in Livingston County at the BTC Bank in Chillicothe, starting at 8:30 am; February 7 in Mercer County at the Hal England Building in Princeton, starting at 8:30 am; February 8 in Buchanan County at the Buchanan County Extension Office in St. Joseph, starting at 8:30 am; February 8 in Platte County at the Platte County Resource Center, Auditorium, in Platte City, starting at 6:00 pm; February 9 in  Worth County at the Fairgrounds in Grant City, starting at 8:30 am; February 10 in Harrison County at the Bethany Housing Authority in Bethany, starting at 8:30 am; February 13 in Grundy County at the Grundy County Library Hoover Theater in Trenton, starting at 8:30 am; February 14 in Caldwell County at the Braymer Sandwich Shop in Braymer, starting at 8:30 am; February 15 in Andrew County at the Clasbey Building in Savannah, starting at 8:30 am; February 16 in  Gentry County at the Hundley-Whaley Research Center in Albany, starting at 8:30 am; February 17 in Lafayette County at the Lafayette County Extension Center in Higginsville, starting at 9:00 am; February 17 in Ray County at the Ray County Extension  Building in Richmond, starting at 2:00 pm; and February 28 in DeKalb County at the DeKalb County Courthouse meeting room in Maysville, starting at 8:30 am.

For more information, contact Wayne Flanary, Regional Agronomist, University of Missouri Extension at 660-446-3724.



Flood-related resources from MU Extension


In-depth information is available from these MU Extension publications, which are available for free download. (To access publications, use the links below or go and search by publication number.)

  • EMW1023, Quick Tips for Cleaning Up After a Flood – Tips on protective equipment; deciding what can be salvaged and what should be thrown away; safely drying, cleaning and disinfecting materials; and what to do before installing new drywall and insulation.
  • MP904, Resources for Your Flooded Home – Downloadable 24-page publication offers information about electrical systems; repairing walls; cleaning furniture, flooring, floor coverings, bedding and kitchen items; and controlling mold and mildew. Other information includes financial advice, filing insurance claims, avoiding fraud and hiring a contractor.
  • EMW1026, Safe Drinking Water in an Emergency – Downloadable guide sheet on storing and purifying drinking water during an emergency.

Missouri Flood Info on Facebook

Missouri Flood Info,, is a collaboration of state, federal and local agencies and organizations involved addressing flooding in Missouri, including the Partnership for Disaster Recovery. Managed by MU Extension.

Other links

Get research-based information to help you recover. MU Extension's Floods site has the tools you need. Find help locally with the NW Missouri Flood Response and Recovery Contacts (PDF). And stay up to date by following Missouri Flood Info on Facebook.


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MU Extension partners with the Holt County Commission and other local organizations to provide education, information and services that meet people’s needs. The elected and appointed members of the Holt County extension council provide guidance in identifying those needs to ensure that our educational programs are relevant, reliable and responsive.

Whether it’s resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to explore our website, call or email to learn how we can help you.


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