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2017 4-H Day with the Royals (PDF)
2017 4-H Day with the Cardinals (PDF)
Here is the link to details and registration for Legislative Day: https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/ur/legislative_day
New Extension Council Members Elected
Five Moniteau county residents were recently elected to the County University of Missouri Extension Council.
New Council members are:
District 1- Dawn Cook and Nancy Hartman
District 2- Don Basinger, Sherry Cox and Wade Petree
2017 Missouri Century Farm Program
The Missouri Century Farm Program is open now until May 15. For more information visit http://extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm or for an application
Twenty-first Annual Greenhouse Growers’ School - ? Thursday, February 16, 2017 Columbia, MO (PDF)
Pesticide Applicator Training Scheduled
Farmers and ranchers who use restricted use pesticides in their operations need to have a license to purchase those products. For producers whose license is expiring or for those needing a license for the first time, Private Pesticide Applicator Training (PPAT) sessions have been scheduled.
Joni Harper, Extension agronomy specialist, will be conducting classes in the SIMS meeting room at the Morgan County Extension Center in Versailles and the California High School Vo. Ag Building. You may attend one of the following scheduled classes:
February 20 Versailles, Sims Room at 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM or 6:00 PM
March 9 California High School Vo Ag Bldg. at 6:30 pm
February 6 Cole Co. Extension Center (Jefferson City) at 2:00 PM or 6:00pm
February 8 Camden Co. Extension Center (Camdenton) at 2:00 PM or 6:00pm
There is a requirement that producers must have the M87 “Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual” in their possession for the class. Producers who have a copy of the manual can bring it to the class, and they will not need to purchase a new one. Others will need to purchase the $12 manual at the class or prior to the class at the extension office. If you wish not to attend a class, you may watch a 2 ½ hour video to gain a new or renew PPAT license. This video has to be watched at the Extension office and you will need to call the office to reserve a time and day to do so. The Extension Center in Versailles is located at 100 E. Newton St. 4th Floor of Morgan Co. Courthouse. Call (573) 378-5358 to register for the class or if you have questions about this training classes.
Enrollment for new 4-H year began October 1st, you can register in — 4HOnline. If you have ever created a profile in 4HOnline, you must log into that account to re-enroll. If you can't remember your log-in name, contact the county office.
Serving Moniteau County
MU Extension does not currently have an office in Moniteau County, but the regional faculty headquartered in Morgan County offer educational programming for Moniteau residents. Moniteau County youth specialists maintain information and listings of local 4-H clubs. To find another regional specialist, see the list of faculty and staff serving Moniteau County.
The combined Moniteau/Morgan County Extension Center is located in the Morgan County Courthouse in Versailles, Mo. Contact the extension center at 573-378-5358 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t guess — soil tests save time and money
Soil testing is the best guide to the wise and efficient use of fertilizer and soil amendments, says Manjula Nathan, director of the MU Extension Soil Testing and Plant Diagnostic Services.
Whether you grow acres of row crops or have a vegetable patch in the backyard, a soil test will provide you with an analysis of nutrients and a set of recommendations for any improvements.
“We frequently get questions from customers like, ‘I apply fertilizer every year. How come my plants are not doing well?’” Nathan says.
“Most of the time the problem is they never have done a soil test, but have been guessing on fertilizer requirements,” she says. “They do not realize that by guessing they are wasting money by over- or under application, and the excess fertilizer can end up in streams, ponds and underground water, polluting the environment.”
Soil testing can be done through the extension office. Soil test prices are 1-4 soil test at $15 per sample, 5-8 soil test at $14 per sample and 9 or more samples will be $13.50 per sample. For more information, see these soil testing publications.
Real time weather
Real-time weather at Versailles is made possible through support from: Morgan County R-2 School District and University of Missouri Department of Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences
For weather information, click the weather logo.
Business programs for new businesses
Chris Thompson, Cole County business specialist, hosts classes, including Starting a Small Business: The First Steps and The Basics of Writing a Business Plan, for new businesses almost every month. Interested? Visit our Business programs page or email Chris at email@example.com.
This group of train volunteers is a great way to get your home gardening questions answered. You can contact the Ozark Prairie Master Gardeners representative Andi Woodson at 573-377-4577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The extension center is closed on legal holidays observed by Morgan County government.
- New Year's Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- Presidents Day
- Good Friday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Veteran's Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Thanksgiving Friday
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day