Extension Council Banquet / Election Planned

The Lincoln County Extension Council is comprised of elected and appointed citizens who guide local MU Extension educational programming.  County Council members (1) work with regional specialists to provide the county educational programs, (2) manage finances of local extension operations, (3) provide personnel to carry out extension activities, and (4) elect and organize the local extension Council.

Every January, council members are selected through an election process.  For the 2015 election, county residents age 18 and above may cast one vote for any candidate nominated for the board in the district in which they reside.  Districts may have one or more candidates for available positions. Townships with nominees for the January 20-26 election along with the candidate are:  Hurricane Township-District I:  Joe Boedeker; Bedford Township-District V: Marilou Schumacher; Snow Hill/Burr Oak Township - District VI: Rob Calvin and Gay Reed; Monroe Township - District VII: Paul Dudley and Clark Township - District VIII: Rebecca Lancia.  These individuals have consented to run for election and serve if elected.  Each member serves a two-year term. 

Any person age 18 or older who resides in Lincoln County may cast one vote in the Lincoln County Extension Council election in the district where they reside.  Balloting may be accomplished in one of three ways:

1)  Online balloting will be available January 20 through 3 p.m. on January 26 at lincolnco@missouri.edu

2)  By voting in-person at the Lincoln County Extension Center, 880 West College, Troy during office hours; or

3)  By attending the Annual Lincoln County Extension Council Banquet to be held on Monday January 26 at 6:30 p m.  Final Balloting will be conducted during the banquet.  The banquet is a ticketed event.

For any questions concerning the election process or to purchase tickets to the banquet, please contact the Lincoln County Extension Center at 636-528-4613 or by email at lincolnco@missouri.edu.

Results of the election will be available after January 27.


Private Pesticide Applicator Training Planned

University of Missouri Extension will hold two private pesticide applicator training sessions at the Lincoln County Extension Center in Troy.  The sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, January 21 or Thursday, February 12.  Both sessions will be conducted from 7 to 9 p.m. Residents need to attend one of the sessions to become certified.  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.

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. 

For questions or to register for either of the training session, contact the extension center at 636-528-4613 or Rich Hoormann, agronomy specialist at 573-564-3733.

Summer Planning

Several calls have been received concerning the dates and theme of the Lincoln County Fair.  The fair traditionally begins the second Tuesday of July with 2015 dates of July 14-18.   "The Heart of Country Living" has been selected as the theme. 

The Missouri State Fair will be held August 13-23 with "Show Offs Welcome" as the theme.