Extension Council Elects Officers
During the annual meeting of the Lincoln County Extension Council the following officers were elected: Gay Reed, chair; Chuck Bockhorst, vice-chair; Marilou Schumacher, secretary and Mary Jane Marre, treasurer. The council meetings will be held on the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln County Extension Center. All meetings are open to the public.
Soil Test Time
As you begin preparing for planting of crops, lawns and spring gardens, now is an excellent time to have your soil analyzed.
Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale
The Lincoln County Master Gardeners 5th annual plant sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 30 from 8 a m to 1 p m in the parking lot in front of Vavloline Express Care at The Plaza in Troy. Rain date will be May 7. Plants of many varieties will be available for purchase along with garden art. Make plans to attend.
Trying to plan summer activities? To assist in finding the perfect date for your event, the dates of the Lincoln County Fair will be July 12-16. The theme for the 2016 event is "There's No Place Like the Fair".
The Missouri State Fair will be held August 11-21 in Sedalia with the theme "See What Crops Up".
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 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. Ag producers wishing to obtain a Private Applicator license should contact he office to schedule an appointment to view the Department of Agriculture video.