Local Highlight 

Saturday, July 30, 2016,Howard County Extension will be offering a "Home Food Preservation Workshop." This will assist consumers with a hands on approach in safely preserving produce.  Topics will include: Pressure Canning, Freezing/Drying, and Pickling.  Lunch will be provided, the event will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 300 S. Cleveland Street, Fayette MO 65248.  Cost is $40.00 for the day, or $15.00 per topic.  Pre-registration is required for this program.  Call the Extension Office today to sign-up, 660-248-2272. 

Canning guides in MU Extension publications


Mark your calendars! August 4, 2016 will be Howard County's Annual Farm Tour

Our stops include: Al DeWit's Farm, DeWit Grass & Livestock, plus Mike & Paula Thies's Farm, Mike Thies Farms/Pioneer Brand Products.  We will have the Missouri Cattlemen's cooking again this year, and everyone planning to attend bring a covered dish.  The tour and meal is free.


Here's what Extension can do for you!

  • Soil Testing for lawns, food production, farms
  • Plant and Forage Diagnosis Clinic Services
  • Positive Youth Development Programs such as 4-H
  • Career and Distance Education for High School and College
  • Gardening and Lawn Information and Master Gardener Training
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources Information and Services
  • Parenting and Family Support
  • Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyles Classes and Information
  • Focus on Kids....parenting class for divorcing parents required by Missouri Law
  • Pesticide Applicator License Training
  • Value Added Agriculture Programs
  • Missouri Business Development Program, Small Business Start Up
  • Food Circles...Connecting Farmers, Consumers and Communities
  • Exceed...Community Economic & Entrepreneurial Development

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Our lucky winner is JUDY TAYLOE





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.

Ag Connection Newsletters

Ag Connection is a monthly publication that offers up-to-date research, techniques and news for Central Missouri region's ag producers.

Howard County Extension's Local Newsletter