Nitrate Poisoning and Fetal Programming Workshop

This free workshop will be held at the Howell County Extension Office on May 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Dr. Sarah Kenyon, Field Specialist in agronomy will discuss: * What is nitrate poisoning? *Ways to prevent/manage poisoning  *detecting high-nitrate forage   *Solutions to feed high nitrate forage   *Nitrates vs. prussic acid

Elizabeth Picking, Field Specialist in livestock will discuss fetal programming in beef cattle.She will discuss the causes and potential impacts of altering fetal development and how it pertains to cattle producers and strategies to mitigate potential negative cattle performance as producers recover from drought and harsh winter conditions.  

Please call the extension office at 41-256-2391 to register, so we may adequate seating.


Farmers should be scouting for the Alfalfa Weevil now.  For more information call the Howell County Extension Office at 41-256-2391

Alfalfa Weevil Management 


Understanding Temperature  Inversions

This technical Information Bulletin will help to explain what an inversion is | recognizing temperature inversions |


South Central Missouri AG News

Dr. Sarah Kenyon, Field Specialist in Agronomy  and Elizabeth Picking, Field Specialist in livestock along with Ted Probert, Wright County Dairy Specialist and  Eric Meusch , Agriculture Educator, Texas County publish a quarterly  online newsletter.  If there is a topic that you would like information on contact, Elizabeth Picking at    We hope you enjoy the current newsletter(PDF) South Central Missouri AG News. Past newsletters may be accessed through the livestock page.


2019 Howell County Fair Livestock Show Forms

Auction Business Signs
Buyers Signature Form
Certificate and Statement of Disclosure
Feed Record (no formulas)
Feed Record  w/formulas
Medicine Vaccination Records
Project record



Drought Survival Meeting Handouts

Information From Dr. Eric Bailey, Dr. Randy Wiedmeier, Dr. Sarah Kenyon and Jim Spencer, Jr. |Handouts|


The Meat Substitute Issue (Fake Meats!)

Article Link

Tough Times, the Drought by Randy Wiedmeier

Article Link


Mineral Supplementation for Livestock

Randy Wiedmeier, Regional Livestock Specialist, complied a 4 part information series about mineral supplementation for livestock. 


Review of Principles of Crossbreeding by Randy Wiedmeier, Regional Livestock specialist

Review of Principles of Crossbreeding link


Grazing Livestock Nutrition Power Point 
by:  Randy Wiedmeier

This presentation was presented at the Intensive Grazing School |click here for presentation |


Missouri Century Farm

If your farm has been in your family since December 31, 2018, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.  Applications will be taken from February 1 through May 15. Click on the application link | |


Sign-up for 4-H 

The 2019-2020 season has started. Join 4-H today.  Click on the link | | to join.    If you have question, please contact Dr. Krista Tate at 417-256-2391 or by email
This website is your source for additional information and contacts.  30 Things to Know About 4-H (PDF)


Make a difference in a Childs life.  Become a 4-H volunteer

Click on the link | | to sign-up today.  


2018 Howell County Annual Report

The 2018 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 | 2018 Annual Report |


Extension Expert Guides

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



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4-H Corner

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







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