Beef and Forage Seminar - March 5

The annual Beef and Forage Seminar will be held on March 5, at the Howell County Extension Center, 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd., West Plains, MO.  Registration begins at 5:30 and  with the meal following at 6:00. Guest speakers this year are Dr. Bryon Wiegand, Professor University of Missouri and Donna Brandt, Lead Research Specialist, MU Soil Health Assessment Center.  Pre -paid registration is required.  Cost is $10/person, which covers the meal and handouts. Registration deadline is February 28.    | Information and registration form |


South Central Missouri AG News

Sarah Kenyon, Howell County agronomy specialist and Elizabeth Picking, Howell County livestock specialist,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.


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

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