Temporary Office Hours
JANUARY hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 to 5:00, or by appointment (temporary hours due to changes in staffing). For assistance you may also call the Boone County Extension office at: (573) 445-9792 or email Tish Johnson at JohnsonLK@missouri.edu.
Heather Conrow has joined the Howard County Extension office as the new regional livestock specialist. She'll be headquartered in Howard and serving three additional counties. Heather is an experienced Extension faculty member having served the past six years in the Calloway County office. You can reach Heather at the Howard County Extension office, (660) 248-2272 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Teen Conference Deadline Extended
The deadline is now January 22. The event is for youth who are 11 - 13 years old. It's a tropical theme this year (woo hoo!), and will be held in Columbia MO. Teen Conference starts at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, and ends at 11:00 a.m. on March 26. You must be pre-registered, fee is $179. Sign up through 4H Online, further details can be found at: http://4h.missouri.edu/teen-conference/main
New Publication For History Buffs
The "Missouri Directory of Historic and One-Room Schools" has been published and is now available for purchase on Amazon.com, CreateSpace.com 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.
2017 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: HowardCo@missouri.edu 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.