Vote during the Extension Council election January 17-23

or at the 59th Annual Lincoln County Extension Council Banquet

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 will be held January 17-23,  All residents 18 years of age or older in Lincoln County may vote one time in the Extension Council election.  Voting is available in person at the office, by mailing a completed ballot or online.  For in-person or delivered ballots, the location /mailing address is  880 West College Street,Troy, MO 63379.  Mailed ballots must be postmarked by Friday, January 20, 2017 to allow delivery by Monday, January 23.  In-person, on-line and delivered/mailed ballots must be received by 3 p.m. on Monday January 23.

Candidates and districts include:

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 or Edward Schieffer

District VIII - Clark Township:  Angie Russell

Final balloting and election results will be conducted during the 59th Annual Lincoln County Extension Council Banquet to be held Monday, January 23 at 6:30 p m at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.  Tickets for the banquet are available from council members or by calling the office at 636-528-4613.  In addition to the election, the council will recognize the recipients of the 2106 Missouri Century Farm designation - the Rahmeier and Freese Farms, as well as county residents receiving the Leader's Honor Roll and 4-H Hall of Fame Award.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training Thursday, February 9, 2017

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.  The next scheduled training will be held Thursday, February 9 from 6:30 to 9 p m at the Lincoln County Extension Center.  Pre-registration is requested 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.   Ag producers unable to attend this meeting  wishing to obtain a Private Applicator license should contact he office to schedule an appointment to view the Department of Agriculture video.

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.