Beef Cattle Artificial Insemination School

Will be held over two days:  Friday, April 7, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, April 8, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  University of Missouri Beef Research and Teaching Farm, 5151 Old Millers Road, Columbia.  Registration fee $350, due by March 31.  See flyer at this link for more details.  For more information contact Heather Conrow, MU Extension livestock specialist, at (660) 248-2272,

Now hiring:  Part-time Youth Program Assistant

University of Missouri Extension is now accepting applications for a part-time (20 hours per week) Youth Program Assistant for the Howard County Extension office.  High school diploma or equivalency required.  Please see the Extension jobs page for more details and requirements. 


New Publication For History Buffs

The "Missouri Directory of Historic and One-Room Schools" has been published and is now available for purchase on, or at the Greene County MU Extension office in Springfield. The book details over 60 of the very best historic and one-room schools in Missouri. The book costs $15.50 and all proceeds benefit the administration of the Greene County Extension office. More information | Order link


Joyce Taylor Receives National 4-H Award

Howard County's own Joyce Taylor, global education coordinator for the Missouri 4-H Center for Youth Development, was honored during the fall conference of the State's 4-H International Exchange Programs.  She received an Extraordinary Quality Programs Award for her 29 years of service, with 12 consecutive years of meeting the May 1 deadline for host family placements and placing extra delegates for the academic year abroad programs.  It's wonderful to see such an outstanding local resident get some of the recognition she deserves!

Farm Tax Guides Available

The 2016 Farmer's Tax Guide is in, pick up a copy outside the Extension office in the Keller Building or at Commercial Trust Bank.

Seedling order form image2017 Seedling Order Forms

Order your Missouri tree and shrub seedlings through the seedling order form from the George O. White State Forest Nursery.  Orders are accepted from Nov. 1, 2016 through April 15, 2017, though some species sell out quickly.  Prices range from $0.16 to $0.80 per seedling.  Order forms are available outside the Extension office in the Keller Building.



Annual 4-H Enrollment is Underway

Ag Connection Newsletters (updated)

We are reinstating the Ag Connection newsletter in Howard County beginning December 2016.  This monthly publication that offers up-to-date research, techniques and news for Central Missouri region's ag producers.  If you do not get a copy by the end of December and you would like to be on the mailing list, contact the Howard County Extension office at: or call (606) 248-2272.  If you get voicemail, just leave us your name and address.

Fencing law Information

MU Extension publication G811, Missouri's Fencing and Boundary Laws: Frequently Asked Questions

MU Extension publication G810, Missouri Fencing and Boundary Laws

Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program

The Show Me Select Replacement Heifer Program is focused entirely on Missouri's farmers and is dependent upon active participation from regional extension livestock specialists and local veterinarians, each of which are critical components of the agricultural sector of this state. This program is unique in that it is first and foremost, an educational program targeted at improving production efficiency through increased use of existing technology, coupled with the marketing component. To find more information about this program visit the Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program website.