Extension Council Seeking Candidates for January election 

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.

Nominations are being accepted for the January 2017 election to the Lincoln County University of Missouri Extension Council, says Council Chairman Gay Reed.  "The Lincoln County Extension council is seeking people from all walks of life who are interested in education and the progress of our community,” says Reed. “Serving on the Extension council is a great way to help make our community a better place for people to live.”

Extension council members represent the broad educational needs and backgrounds of the people of Lincoln County. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and reside in the district they would represent.  Nominees are being sought in  Hurricane, Bedford, Snow Hill/Burr Oak; Monroe/Birkhead, and Clark Township.  Nominations for the Lincoln County Extension council should be submitted by December 13.

 Individuals interested in serving on the council may contact the Lincoln County Extension center, at 636-528-4613 or by stopping by the office at 880 West College Street in Troy.

University Extension improves people’s lives with educational programs and  access to University resources and experts to enhance economic viability; build strong individuals, families and communities; and create and sustain healthy environments. In Lincoln County, Extension programs address such high-priority areas as agriculture, nutrition and health, youth development, family life, consumer education, business and workforce, community development and continuing education.

Information about Lincoln County Extension can be found on the web at http://extension.missouri.edu/lincoln or by calling or visiting the Extension center, 636-528-4613 or 880 West College Street, Troy.

The election for 2017 council members will be held January 17-23, with final balloting held during the Lincoln County Extension Council Annual Banquet.  Voting is also available on-line during this time period.

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.”

Missouri State Fair dates for 2017!

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.  

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.