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 We hope you enjoy the current newsletter(PDF) South Central Missouri AG News. Past newsletters may be accessed through the livestock page.


Solar Eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, a solar eclipse will be visible when the moon passes between the earth and the sun. All of Missouri will see the moon cover at least 90 percent of the sun at the peak of the eclipse. In Missouri the moon will begin its transit across the sun shortly after 11:30 a.m. Totality will occur after 1 p.m. Clink on the link to learn more about this phenomenon.


Sowbugs, Pillbugs, Centipedes, Millapedes - guide sheet

MU Extension has a guidesheet that will help the homeowner with infestation of these insects.  


Southern Missouri Small Ruminant Workshop

Animal Clinic of Ava will host a Small Ruminant Workshop on Saturday, September 9th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Lunch will be provided.  See the Small Ruminant flyer for registration and location information. 


4-H Day at Silver Dollar City Saturday, September 30,2017

4-H day will be held the Saturday before National 4-H Week ad during the Silver Dollar City National Crafts and Cowboy festival.  Tickets cost is $50 which includes entry, meal voucher, and t-shirt if registration is received by August 15 (season pass holders can purchase a t-shirt and use their pass). If you register after August 15, but before September 15 you will receive a entry and meal voucher. Registration form has further information.  If you have questions, call the extension office or contact Krista Tate at  

Registration Form


Missouri Century Farm 

The Missouri Century Farm program's history dates back to 1976 as a result of the Missouri Committee for Agriculture that was co-chaired by James B. Boillot, Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture, and Elmer R. Kiehl, Dean of the College of Agriculture, University of Missouri. The committee's purpose was to organize the American Revolution Bicentennial celebration in Missouri. One activity that was initiated by the committee was the "Centennial Farm" project, which awarded certificates to persons owning farms that had been in the same family for 100 years or more. Interest in the program continued after 1976. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and University of Missouri Extension planned a 10-year update in 1986 called the "Century Farm" program. This program has been sustained as a yearly event with over 100 farms recognized each year. In 2008, the Missouri Farm Bureau became a program co-sponsor.

For a 2017 application and information go to:


2016 Howell County Annual Report

The 2016 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  2016 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.



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  A link to the detailed, step-by-step instructions ( is included on the login screen, but we think you will find the system very easy to navigate.




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