Extension Council Election Results

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.  Extension council members represent the broad educational needs and backgrounds of the people of Lincoln County.

The election for 2017 council members was held in January with the following persons elected:

District I - Hurricane Township:  Larry Schieffer

District V - Bedford Township:  Kyle Allen

District VI - Snow Hill/Burr Oak Townships: Gay Reed

District VII - Monroe/Birkhead Townships:  Paul Dudley 

District VIII - Clark Township:  Angie Russell

In addition, Mike Mueller, representing the County Commission, was appointed to the council. 

During the annual meeting of the Council, officers elected for 2017 are Chair - Gay Reed; Vice-Chair Chuck Bockhorst; Secretary Marilu Lasater; and Treasurer Mary Jane Marre.  The Lincoln County Extension Council meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at 880 West College in Troy.  All meetings are open to the public.

Time to find Century Farm properties

If your farm has been in your family on or before December 31, 1917, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.

To qualify, farms must meet the following guidelines. The same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

University of Missouri Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement Marshall Stewart said, “Family farms have been among our most vital partners since the founding of extension more than 100 years ago. The century farm program is one way we express our gratitude to those who have contributed so much to Missouri agriculture.”

In 2008, the Missouri Farm Bureau joined MU Extension and the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources as a program sponsor.

“Missouri Farm Bureau is a proud partner in the recognition of century farms,” said Blake Hurst, president. “We applaud the hard-working farm families that have kept us fed and clothed for generations. They represent an important part of our heritage and laid a foundation for the bounty Americans enjoy every day.”

Applicants certified as owners of a 2017 Missouri Century Farm will be recognized by the MU Extension center in the county where the farm is located. Applicants are presented with a sign and a certificate.

Since Missouri began the program in 1976, more than 8,000 century farms have been recognized.

For applications received by May 1, a $55 fee covers the cost of a certificate, farm sign and booklet for approved applicants. If the application is received between May 1 and May 15, the cost is $65. Applications must be postmarked by May 15, 2017, to be considered.

For application forms and information, call Extension Publications toll-free at 1-800-292-0969, contact your local MU Extension center, or visit the program website at extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm.

 

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.