Tigers for Troops

Are you a veteran or do you know a veteran struggling with VA benefits? The MU School of Law Veterans Clinic is offering free individual legal consultations for veterans. The three legal areas covered include: VA Disability Benefits, Discharge Upgrades, and VA Healthcare. This event is free and open to Veterans from any state. All interested veterans must register in advance. Veterans need to physically be in the Carthage office on July 10th at the time of their appointment. All consultations are individual and confidential. More information on this event below! To register online, go to http://www.cvent.com/d/7yqnm8/4W. If you need assistance registering, please call our office at 417-223-4775.

Ozark Empire Fair Hay Show

The Ozark Empire Fair Hay Show is coming up! Every county has farmers who do a great job putting up high quality hay and this is a chance to get some recognition! The Hay Show gives producers an opportunity to have their hay evaluated, placed in competition, and to be displayed at the Ozark Empire Fair. Each entry consists of at least ten representative bales from a field which were sampled by extension personnel using forage samplers. The samples are chemically analyzed by the Custom Laboratory Inc. in Monett. Beginning in 2017, the lab computes a Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) based on Total Digestible Nutrient (TDN) and Neutral Detergent Fiber to estimate dry matter intake. Final placings are determined using the RFQ with no subjective evaluation. All hay samples need to be taken by an Extension specialist. Call our office at 417-223-4775 to schedule an appointment with a specialist to come collect your sample. The cost is $23 per sample and all entries are due no later than July 17th!

Basic Canning Class on July 11th at 6pm at the Pineville Community Center

The cost is $20 per person and you will need to bring cash or check to the McDonald County Extension Office by the registration date below! The class space is limited so it is first come first serve! Register no later than July 9th by calling the McDonald County Extension Office at (417) 223-4775!


Truman learns about Extension

Ever wonder why the University of Missouri Extension was established?


Don't guess . . . test!

Soil Testing

Soil tests are essential for productive gardens and fields.     

2 cups of soil is required for testing
Fee: $20.00 per soil sample


Hay Testing

Do you know the nutrient value of your hay or are you just guessing? Knowing the nutrient value of your hay supply allows producers to make informed decisions on how much supplemental feed is necessary to meet the nutritional needs of your animals.

Fee: begins at $25.00 per sample for basic hay test.



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