Time to join 4-H is here

With 12 active 4-H Clubs in Lincoln County, members have joined the program from every part of the county.  Projects range from amphibians and reptiles to wood work, with the most popular local projects being shooting sports and livestock.  With so many projects to choose from, almost everyone can find something that they enjoy, from arts and crafts, to foods, to robotics, to entrepreneurship, or perhaps gardening or theater arts.  Now is the time to make inquiries for those youth interested in joining 4-H in Lincoln County.  Adult volunteers are welcome as well.  Youth ages 5-7 may enroll in the 4-H Clover Kids program;  youth 8-18 may enroll as a 4-H member, choosing from a large variety of projects.  Those interested should contact the office for details or email Rhonda Shafer, 4-H youth specialist, at shaferr@missouri.edu.  Online enrollment will open October 1 with a goal to have all members complete enrollment  by November 15.  Come join the fun.  Join 4-H!!

Private Pesticide Applicator Training 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 2018!

The Lincoln County Fair will be held July 10-14 at the fair grounds in Troy, Missouri.  Additional information is available at www.lincolncountyfair.net

The Missouri State Fair will be held August 9-19 in Sedalia. Additional information on the Missouri State Fair can be found at www.mostatefair.com as event plans are finalized.