Celebrating the past, building for the future.

On May 8, 2014 University of Missouri Extension Celebrated 100 years of extending university-based research and knowledge beyond the campus into all 114 Missouri counties. In doing so, MU Extension has strengthened families, businesses and communities. 
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Search for Missouri Century Farms

Has your farm been in your family since December 31, 1914? You can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. 
To qualify, farms must meet the following guidelines:

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

To learn more about the Century Farm program or get additional details about newly added Century Farms visit your local University of Missouri Extension office or visit the Missouri Century Farm website



Reynolds County Extension Council is hosting a 3-part series Soap-Making Workshop 

Soap-making was a part of all the amazing women before us who learned the necessary homemaking tasks of cooking from scratch,

gardening, mending, preserving, herbal crafting, and soap-making.

Come learn how soap-making is still something you can fit into your life today!

In each class you will learn how to make a different soap as well as learn time saving methods and techniques for making soap in your own home.

                  Saturday * August 13th * 2pm-3:30pm

In this class you will learn how to make a Healing Bath soap bar and the basic steps in making hot process lye soap.

                  Saturday * August 27th * 2pm-3:30pm

This class will focus on some advanced steps and tips as you expand your soap making skills. You will learn how to make Luxurious Shampoo Soap bars.

                  Saturday * September 10th * 2pm-3:30pm

This last class will focus on how to broaden your knowledge of soap making, where to find quality ingredients and how to start making your own recipes safely.

In this class, we will be learning how to make a Kitchen Coffee Spice Soap bar.

                  Cost is $25.00 for all 3 classes.

In addition to the class, participants will also be taking home the recipes for the soaps demonstrated, in depth how-to-instructions and information on soap-making as well as a bar of each soap that was made during class.

Class is limited and Pre-registration is required. For more information or to pre-register please call the Extension Office at: 573-648-1035

                   Classes are Open to All!!





Don't guess . . . Soil test!

Soil tests are essential for productive gardens and fields.     
Fee: $15.00 per soil sample

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