Looking ahead - to June 8: 

The Lincoln County Extension Center is scheduled to have new phone equipment installed on Thursday, June 8 beginning at approximately 9 a m.  Should you attempt to call the office and not receive an answer, please be patient.  Hopefully, the system will be completed by end of business on June 8.  Please feel free to contact the office via email, accessible from this website.

Master Gardeners Core Training session

The chapter is finalizing plans for the Master Gardeners Core Training Session.  The 14-week course provides information  on Plants and Their Environment, Plant Propagation, Soils, Plant Nutrition and Nutrient Management, Vegetable Gardening, Fruit Production, Establishment and Care of Woody Ornamentals, Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs, Establishment and Care of Herbaceous Ornamentals, Managing Lawns and Turf grass, Residential Landscaping, Insects, Preventing and Managing Plant Diseases, Using Pesticides Safely in the Home and Garden along with other topics.  Individuals may enroll in the class by contacting the office.  Payment options are available for those enrolling at this time.  Call today!  Enjoy this fun, learning experience.

4-H Exhibit Registration and Judging & Achievement Registration Due

4-H families are reminded to submit registration forms for the 4-H Exhibit Hall at the Lincoln County Fair by June 16.  This is the same date registration for Judging and Achievement Day is due.  Don't delay.  Submit forms early.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training still available

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. Ag producers who were unable to attend the scheduled meeting but wishing to obtain a Private Applicator license should contact the office to schedule an appointment to view the Department of Agriculture video.  Contact the Lincoln County Extension Center by calling 636-528-4613. 

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 training 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.   

Your community classroom

MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in Lincoln County. We connect people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of our communities. MU Extension in Lincoln County is your one-stop source for practical education and information on almost anything.

MU Extension partners with the Lincoln County Commission and other local organizations to provide education, information and services that meet people’s needs. The elected and appointed members of the Lincoln County Extension Council provide guidance in identifying those needs to ensure that our educational programs are relevant, reliable and responsive.

Whether it’s resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to explore our website, call or email to learn how we can help you.”

Fair dates for 2017!

The Lincoln County Fair will be held July 11-15 at the fair grounds in Troy, Missouri.  Additional information is available at www.lincolncountyfair.net

The Missouri State Fair will be held August 10-20 in Sedalia. Additional information on the Missouri State Fair can be found at www.mostatefair.com.