2017 Howell County Extension election

The annual election of residents to serve on the Howell County Extension Council begins January 16 through January 27.  Howell County citizens, aged 18 or older will have an opportunity to vote and elect members to the University of MO Extension, Howell County Council. The elected and appointed members of the Extension Council will guide and direct Extension work within the county. An online ballot will appear on this website in the left side column and will remain through January 27.  Short bios of the candidates can be found here:  candidate bios (PDF)


Private Pesticide Applicator Training - January 31st

A private pesticide applicator training class will be offered on Tuesday, January 31 at the Howell County Extension Center.  Class will begin at 6:00 p.m. There is no cost for the training, but there is a  $12 for the required M87 Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual.  If you have the current manual (2007 or later) and bring it to the class then you will not be required to purchase a new manual.  All participants must have the manual during the training.  Contact the extension office at 417-256-2391 to register. 

This training class will allow individuals to recertify or receive initial training to be licensed to purchase or use restriced-use pesticides for five years.


Master Beekeeper Course February 11, 2017!

Basic Beekeeping for beginners will focus on the principles of beekeeping.  Those principles include the history of beekeeping honey bee biology plant and pollinator relationship and essential equipment and requirements.  The course cost $61 which includes a beekeeping book.  Classes are taught by experienced local beekeepers.  Pre-paid registration is required and the last date to register and pay is February 10.  To register contact the Howell County Extension Center at 417-256-2391 or email at howellco@missouri.edu

The Missouri Master Beekeeper certification program consists of six levels:  Beginner Beekeeper, Apprentice Beekeeper, Journeyman Beekeeper, Junior Master Beekeeper, Master Trainer,and Master Beekeeper.  By the end of this first course, individuals will be able to help experienced beekeepers in the management of hives.


2015 Howell County Annual Report

The 2015 Annual Report for Howell County Extension showcases the impact of extension programs and why it is important to residents of Howell County. Download a copy to read today  2015 Annual Report


South Central Missouri AG News

Sarah Kenyon, Howell County agronomy specialist and Randy Wiedmeier, Ozark County livestock specialist,along with Ted Probert, Wright County Dairy Specialist and Bob Schultheis, Webster County Natural Resourse Engineer will be publishing an online newsletter monthly. If there is a topic that you would like information on contact, Sarah at kenyons@missouri.edu. We hope you enjoy the current newsletter(PDF) South Central Missouri AG News. Past newsletters may be accessed through the livestock page.


Extension Expert Guides

To view the specialists that are located in the Southwest region use the link below.



Donate to Extension

http://DONATE TO YOUR COUNTY EXTENSION: at https://donatetomu.missouri.edu/Extension/


4-H Corner

For more information on Missouri 4-H, please visit 4h.missouri.edu. For all other local information, please visit the 4-H Page.



Sign up for 4-H today!!!

We are excited to announce Missouri 4-H Center for Youth Development is transitioning enrollment to Missouri 4HOnline.  Please log on at http://mo.4honline.com.  A link to the detailed, step-by-step instructions (http://4h.missouri.edu/enroll/index.htm) is included on the login screen, but we think you will find the system very easy to navigate.





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