Howell County Extension's Annual Beef and Forage Seminar - March 7

The Beef and Forage Seminar will be held at the Howell County Extension Center,1376 Bill Virdon Blvd., West Plains, MO

$15/person, meal and handouts.  Pre-paid registration is required.  Deadline to register is March 1.  Late Registration $20/person.  Check-in begins at 5:30 pm, meal to follow.  Registration flyer 

Guest Speakers this year are Kevin Bradley, MU Associate Professor Weed Science and Dr. Michael Flythe, Rumen Microbiologist with USDA-ARS Forage-Animal Production Unit in Lexington, KY
The speakers will discuss:  

  • The role of red clover isoflavones in livestock production.  Red clover isoflavones may improve protein utilization and neutralized tall fescue toxicosis.  

  • Weed management consideration for pasture in Missouri and discussion of research conducted in Howell County Mo



Forms for 2017 Heart of the Ozarks Fair

Auction Business signs

Buyers signature form

Certificate and Statement of Disclosure

Feed Record (no formulas)

Feed Record (with formulas)

Medicine Vaccination Records

Project Record form


Register for Community Conversations

University of Missouri Extension is community conversations to collect the insights and opinions about needed and meaningful, educational programs. The input will be used to help chart the future direction of MU Extension. Attend the community conversation closest to you: March 1, 7:30 to 11 a.m. in West Plains; March 7, 7:30 to 11 a.m. in Neosho; or March 10, 7:30 to 11 a.m. in Ozark. MU Extension will provide breakfast at each location. Seating is limited, and individuals are asked to sign up at least five days in advance of the event to help with meal preparation. Registration can be done online at



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


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.


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