Howell County Extension Council Election January 14-25

Citizens of voting age in Howell County pursuant to the provisions of Sec. 262-577, R. S. Mo. 1969, will have an opportunity to vote and elect five new members to the University of Missouri Extension Council for Howell County.  The elected and appointed members of the extension council will guide and direct MU extension work within the county.  

The electronic ballot can be found to the left of this message, from Jan. 14 to 25.  Click on the tab for "County Elections".   Paper ballots are available at the Howell County Extension office or requested by mail by calling 417-256-2391.  Ballots must be post marked January 25. No late ballots will be accepted.  Candidate Bio's |Link|


Private Pesticide Applicator Training - February 5

If you need to renew your PPAT License or would like to obtain a license to purchase restricted pesticide Howell County extension will be holding a class.  Class will be from 6:00 to 8:30 at the Howell County Extension office, 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd.   Pre-paid registration is required.  Cost for the license is $25 which includes an manual.  |PPAT informational flyer|




The Missouri Department of Conservation will be hosting 3 Stop the Weed Invasion meetings

link to flyer

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.  


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 Resource 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.



2017 Howell County Annual Report

The 2017 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  2017 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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