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 2019 election, county residents age 18 and above may cast their vote one time for up to five (5) of the seven candidates nominated.  The voting process will run from January 21 through January 28.  The nominees are:  Kyle Allen, Sharon Keim, Larry Schieffer, Karen Crouch, Melitta Shields, Craig Jungermann and Julie Reisinger.  Information on each candidate will also be available as the election approaches.  These individuals have consented to run for election and serve if elected.  Each member serves a two-year term.  County residents may view bios for each candidate at: http://extension.missouri.edu/lincoln/documents/LincolnCandidateBios2019

Balloting may be accomplished in one of three ways:

1)  Online balloting will be available January 21 through 2 p m on January 28 at lincolnco@missouri.edu.

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

3)  By attending the Annual Lincoln County Extension Council Banquet on Monday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m.  Final balloting will be conducted during the banquet.  The banquet is a ticketed event with entertainment for the evening by Jake Shafer. 

For 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.  Ticket orders required by January 22.

Election results will be announced during the banquet.

Beef Quality Assurance Training Certification Registration Deadline Approaching

Dr. Craig Payne, DVM, University of Missouri Extension Veterinarian, will provide training on beef quality assurance (BQA) on Tuesday, January 15 at 2 p m at the Lincoln County Extension Center.  Producers attending the BQA training will become certified at the conclusion of the event.  Additional information on BQA can be found at www.bqa.org.  Please RSVP by January 14 by calling 636-528-4613.

A New Look

Recent renovations at the Lincoln County Extension Center meeting room are complete.  Office staff invite you to stop by to view the changes.  Do you need a place to hold a meeting, host a birthday party, baby shower or family gathering? The meeting room is available for outside rental for a very reasonable fee. Details and regulations are available by calling or stopping by the office. 

 

Testing Pressure Canner Lids

 

The art of preserving foods is very popular.  The safety of the canned food product is vital to the well-being of those individuals enjoying the canned product.  The Lincoln County Extension Center offers testing of canner gauges to ensure accuracy when processing food products. The testing process takes approximately 10-15 minutes.  If the canner base and lid are available, a visual inspection of the canner is conducted with results provided to individuals. However, the pressure gauge can be tested separately, if desired.  Be safe, please call in advance to schedule a time to test your pressure canner gauge.  Times are available between 8:30 a m to 4:30 p m, Monday through Friday..

Testing equipment is available for the following products: Presto; National; Maid of Honor and Magic Seal.   We are unable to test All American.

Please contact the extension center if you have further questions or need information on food preservation.

 

Private Pesticide Applicator Training Scheduled February 7

Ag producers wanting to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides must have a certified private pesticide applicators license issued by the Missouri Department of Agriculture.  A Private Pesticide Applicator training class will be held Thursday, February 7 at the Lincoln County Extension Center, 880 West College, Troy, from 6 p m to 8:30 p m. .  To register, 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 2019!

The Lincoln County Fair will be held July 9-13 at the fair grounds in Troy, Missouri.  Additional information will be available at www.lincolncountyfair.net. 

The Missouri State Fair will be held August 8-18 in Sedalia. Additional information on the Missouri State Fair can be found at www.mostatefair.com as event plans are finalized.