solar eclipse photoEclipse Viewing at the Fairgrounds

The Howard County Extension Council will host an eclipse viewing event at the Fairgrounds on Monday, August 21, from 11:00 to 2:30.  Food -- hamburgers and hot dogs -- will be available for purchase from the Cattlemen's Association.  There will be some vendor booths on hand, and entertainment -- lots of fun while we wait for the sun to disappear!  Download our flyer about the event.  NOTE:  We are temporarily out of eclipse glasses, more have been ordered and are expected around August 1.  You can call the office to reserve your quantity, 660-248-2272.

Live entertainment!

The Howard County Extension Council is pleased to announce that Jordan Thomas will be appearing live at the Howard County Eclipse Event, free of charge thanks to local sponsors.

Jordan Thomas is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and all-around purveyor of American roots music. A Missouri native, Thomas soaked up the sounds of classic blues, soul, bluegrass, and traditional country from an early age. He is perhaps best known for fronting The Mojo Roots, a four-piece blues band that performed heavily in the state of Missouri and across the Midwest.

Don't forget that eclipse glasses are available at the Extension office or the Glasgow Missourian for $1.00 each  The partiality of the eclipse begins locally at 11:44 am, the totality at 1:11 pm.

Farm Tour Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended the annual Howard County Farm Tour, co-sponsored by MU Extension, the Howard County SWCD, and the local Cattlemen's Association.  We had a great turnout!  Special thanks to our hosts this year, Steven Noll at the Franklin Island Conservation Area, and Troy McDannold (photo left) at the Hammes Farm.  

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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.