Office Changes

PLEASE NOTE IRREGULAR OFFICE HOURS.  The Howard County Extension office is experiencing irregular office hours in October due to changes in staffing.  However, that's what a good network is for!  You can still get your questions answered by calling the Boone County Extension office at: (573) 445-9792 or emailing Tish Johnson at  

We're Hiring!

MU Extension has three current openings related to Howard County:

  • Part-time Youth Education Program Assistant (YPA) housed in Howard County
  • Full-time Regional Livestock Specialist housed in Howard County
  • Full-time Regional Youth Development Specialist housed in Boone County (serving Howard and Boone)

For more information or to apply, visit:

Annual 4-H Enrollment is Underway

Livestock Symposium December 2-3

The Missouri Livestock Symposium will be held 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2, and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2016.  The event will be held at Kirksville's William Mathew Middle School, 1515 S. Cottage Grove in Kirksville MO.  No pre-registration is needed and there is no cost to attend.  Additional details about speakers, topics, lodging, meals, trade show and more can be found at the Missouri Livestock Symposium website at:  You can also call Garry Mathes at 660-341-6625, or email Zac Erwin at (please put MLS in the subject line).

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.  NOTE:  newsletter publication has been temporarily suspended until the new livestock specialist is on board.  

Howard County Extension's Local Agriculture Newsletter