Agents and Brokers - Join us for FREE CEUs!

University of Missouri Extension, in partnership with Missouri Foundation for Health, Cover Missouri, and The Mission Center L3C, will be hosting a series of Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Missouri Marketplace Trainings for agents and brokers around the state in September and October.  The workshop curriculum has been approved by the Missouri Department of Insurance. 

All agents and brokers who attend will receive three (3) CEU credits at no charge.

Visit for dates, times, and locations.  All trainings will run from 10:30AM to 2:30PM and include lunch at no cost. Please RSVP to Stacy Colley at


2014 Howell County Annual Report

The 2014 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  2014 Annual Report


South Central Missouri AG News

Randy Wiedmeier, Howell County livestock specialist and Sarah Kenyon, Texas County agronomy specialist will be publishing an online newsletter monthly. If there is a topic that you would like information on contact,Randy at or Sarah at We hope you enjoy the current newsletter(PDF) South Central Missouri AG News. Past newsletters may be accessed through the livestock page.


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.

4-H September/October newsletter


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.



Youth Biz

Youth Biz, a partnership between Ozark Heritage Region economic development group, University of Missouri Extension, Ozark Action, and Missouri State University Small Business Development Center, has been offered in Howell County since Spring 2007. The mission of Youth Biz is develop entrepreneurial skills in area youth in hopes that they will stay in our area after attending high school or college and start a business.

The vision for the Youth Biz is for students graduating from high schools in the South Central Region to have the opportunity to learn how to start a business. This program is designed to teach “hands-on” entrepreneurship to high school seniors. The Youth Biz program teaches the basics of entrepreneurship and small business development as well as provides funding to each high school work group for the purpose of developing a business idea or model.

Program coordinators work with high school business teachers in order to provide school time to work on a business plan and project; and also provide mentors to the students, as well as guest speakers to the classroom. This program is designed for the 24 school districts within the seven-county Ozark Heritage Region.