Be an Educational Leader - Join the Lincoln County Extension Council

The Lincoln County Extension Council invites you to become an educational leader in our community by allowing your name to be placed on the 2016 council election ballot.

The Extension council improves people’s lives by linking Lincoln County residents with information and educational programs based on research from the University of Missouri and Lincoln University.

The Lincoln County Extension Council is designated by state statutes as the official body to cooperate with the University of Missouri in delivery of Extension programs in the county. Members, who are elected and appointed, represent the broad educational needs and walks of life of Lincoln County residents.

As a member of the Lincoln County Extension Council, you can improve the social and economic well-being of our county by connecting your neighbors, family and friends with educational resources to improve their lives.

Extension Council Responsibilities

  • Assist in planning and carrying out Extension educational efforts in the community.
  • Identify concerns of the community and make recommendations to the University.
  • Obtain funds to support local operations and educational programs through the county commission, program fees, donations and grants
  • Administer the council budget to support local office operations

University of Missouri Extension Improves Lincoln Countians’ Lives

Lincoln County residents contact their Extension center more than 14,000 times annually for research-based resources to:

  • Build strong individuals, families and communities;
  • Create and sustain healthy environments;
  • Enhance the economic viability of residents, businesses, farms and communities.

Educational Program Highlights

  • Lincoln County producers are improving product quality and value through the use of new Agriculture technology for crop and livestock production.
  • 382 young people in Lincoln County participate in 4-H youth development activities with the support of  150 adult volunteers. "4-H has helped me grow by teaching me patience, sportsmanship, and how to present myself when in front of a group of people," says one member.
  • Enhance the economic viability of residents, businesses, farms and communities.

Additional program assistance includes:

  • Lincoln County Family & Community Education Association
  • Lincoln County Master Gardeners
  • Quad County Beekeepers Association
  • Lincoln County Fair, Inc

Please contact the office for additional information or to volunteer as a candidate.  You can make a difference!

Banquet Scheduled January 25

A long-standing tradition will continue as the Lincoln County Extension council holds the 58th annual banquet on January 25 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.  During the banquet four families will be recognized as a Missouri Century Farm having maintained the farming operation for a minimum of 100 years by family members.  The council also recognized Leader's Honor Roll recipients for the support and leadership given through various programs in Lincoln County.  Balloting for members to serve on the extension council will also be completed at the banquet.  Make plans now to attend by calling the office for tickets.


Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Growers wanting to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides must have a certified private pesticide applicators license issued by the Missouri Department of Agriculture.  Successful completion of University of Missouri Extension private applicator training is the requirement for receiving the license.  There is no cost for the training, however, EPA requires producers to have a copy of the "Private Pesticide Applicator Core Manual" which will be available during the meeting for $12.  The training is for producers of agriculture commodities wanting to become a certified private applicator or for growers needing recertification training to renew their license for five years.  Ag producers wishing to obtain a Private Applicator license should contact he office to schedule an appointment to view the Department of Agriculture video.