For more information, contact:                                                                      

Howard County University of Missouri Extension

600 W Morrison, Fayette, MO 65248

Phone: (660) 248-2272


Citizens of voting age in Howard County will have an opportunity to vote and elect members to the University of Missouri Extension Council January 19-26. The elected and appointed members of the extension council oversee all local extension finances and guide extension work within the county.  The term of office is two years; a council member may be re-elected to a second, consecutive term, serving four years total. 

Voting open: January 19-26, 2018


The nominees are as follows:

Bridget Bonecuter (New Franklin)

Logan Chrislaw (Fayette)

Al DeWitt (Armstrong)

Megan Dougherty (Higbee)

Shayla Hackman (New Franklin)

Julie Monnig (Glasgow)

Elisha Wells Stroupe (Armstrong)

Paul Vossler (Armstrong)

Wesley Wells (Fayette)


Locations to Vote:

     A-1 Diner - Armstrong

     Casey’s – Glasgow

     Commerce Bank - Fayette  

     Exchange Bank – Fayette

     Fayette Courthouse – Collectors Office

     Howard County Extension Office

     Snoddy’s – New Franklin


Private Pesticide Applicator Certification and Re-Certification

Thursday, February 1, 2018

1 to 3 pm or 6 to 8 pm

This will be an opportunity for you to re-certify or become certified for a Private Applicator License.  The cost of the program is $20. 

Classes held at: Keller Building

Conference Room #2 

600 West Morrison Street

Fayette, MO 65248

For more information: Todd Lorenz, Horticulture/Agriculture Specialist  660-882-5661 or

For ADA accommodations, contact Marilyn Dilts at 660-248-2272 or

Keller building open house            February 1, 2018, 4-7 pm

 What’s in the Keller Building?

Join us on February 1, 2018 from 4-7 pm for an open house to meet the businesses and learn about the services provided in the Keller Building.  FREE chili supper will be provided with the donation of a canned good or boxed food item to benefit the Fayette Food Pantry.  Meal will be $5.00/person without donation.  Visit all of the businesses and be entered into a drawing for cash prizes. 

Photo Contest– Historical and Current Photos of Agriculture in Howard County         

Enter the photo contest for a chance to win one of four prizes!

Photos from the contest will line the hallways of the Keller Building, highlighting agriculture in Howard County from days gone by to the present.  Photo submission for the contest runs from January 2-January 26 (online submissions due by January 19).  Rules for submission and details on how to submit entries can be found by clicking here:  Photo Contest Entry Form & Rules           

Kid’s Activity Zone

Bring the kiddo’s (of all ages) for a fun evening of activities and games including:

Faces and Commodities of Agriculture

Learn about the people involved in and commodities produced from agriculture. Agriculture encompasses all of the industries and processes involved in the production and delivery of food, fiber, and fuel that humans need to survive and thrive.  

Swine Jeopardy

Learn interesting facts about pigs through an interactive Jeopardy game.  Pigs provide so much more than just bacon.

Visit all of the stations and be entered into a drawing for DQ gift certificates


Participating Businesses:

·  Ambulance District

·  Central Missouri Community Action

·  Fayette Food Pantry

·  Fitzgibbon Family Health

·  The Hair Shoppe 

·  Howard County Prosecuting Attorney

·  Mary Brady Kavack, LPC   

·  Missouri Highway  Patrol

·  MU Extension of Howard County       

·  Reikof Law Office, LLC

·  Rejuvenate You



9th Annual Agroforestry Symposium on Thursday,  January 25, 2018 between 8:30am and 6:00pm (CST) in Columbia, MO.   

The theme for this year’s symposium is: 

  Soil Health in Diverse Cropping Systems  

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Wayne Honeycutt of the Soil Health Institute.  For  detailed information and symposium agenda, please  see program flyer in attachment or visit: 

The Agroforestry Symposium  will be held at the MU Bond Life Sciences Center on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, MO.  The event is free and open to the public, but  advance registration is requested.  Please register  at:  Unable to attend in-person? Please join us via livestream. Details at:


Mid Missouri Grazing Conference    

Saturday, January 27, 2018     8:30 am -3 pm                      

Location: St Martins Knight of Columbus, 537 Route T, Jefferson City, MO 

Morning Break-out Topics:

  • Herbicide Options for Pasture Weed Control
  • Rotational Grazing 101
  • Fescue and Herd Management 
  • Small Ruminants 101
  • Grazing Livestock on Native Grasses

Keynote Speaker: Ashley McCarty speaking on "Agriculture Advocacy," 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Come SEE the Trade Show Beginning at 8:30 am

Registration:  Advanced registration due by January 19,2018.  $30 individual (non-refundable) $40 at the door.  Includes Lunch and Refreshments

For more information: Ed Gillmore ( or  Peggy Lemons ( at 573-893-5188 ext 3.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

An 8-hour certificate course will be held March 3, 2018, at the Boone County Extension office, 1012 N. Highway UU, Columbia (just the other side of I-70 at the Fayette exit).  Fee is $25, includes lunch.  Time is 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  
The program is open to all who are interested, but is especially appropriate for anyone who works with young people, including 4-H volunteers, teachers, coaches, youth group leaders, social workers, mentors, and others.
For more information contact Sarah Traub at, or phone (660) 882-5661.

Ag Connection Newsletters

This monthly publication that offers up-to-date research, techniques and news for Central Missouri region's ag producers.  If you do not receive it now and would like to, contact the Howard County Extension office at: or call (606) 248-2272.

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.