Extension Council Election

January 26-30, 2015

The University of Missouri Extension Council, Montgomery County’s annual election is set for January 26 to January 30, 2015. Citizens of voting age in Montgomery County, pursuant to the provisions of Sec.262-577, RSMo, 1969, will have an opportunity to vote and elect members to the University of Missouri Extension Council.

The ballots for this election, together with voting instructions, will be available at the following locations:

Bellflower: Hicks Store, Service and Supply Coop.

Jonesburg: City Hall and Jonesburg State Bank.

Wellsville: City Hall and Wellsville Optic News.

New Florence: Service & Supply Coop

Rhineland: MFA and ADM.

Middletown: Country Store.

Montgomery City: Farm Bureau, MFA, Montgomery County Extension Office.

Citizens of voting age may vote only for those nominees in the township in which you reside (check your voter registration card if you have one). However, voters may cast their ballot at any of the locations as long as they vote for their nominee.

The elected and appointed members of the Montgomery County Extension Council will guide and direct extension work within the county. The nominees and their township are as follows:

Bear Creek Township, Vacancy; Danville Township, Trisha Happe; Montgomery Township, Vacancy; Prairie Township, Sue Carroz; Upper Loutre Township, Rick VanHorn; Lower Loutre Township, Megan Boedges; City of Wellsville, Brian Maskey; City of Montgomery, Vacancy. Write-in candidates welcome.

For more information or questions, please contact the Montgomery County Extension Office, Courthouse Annex, 310 Salisbury St., Ste. E, Montgomery City, 573-564-3733.

Equal opportunity is and shall be provided to all participants in Extension programs and activities, and for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or status as a Vietnam-era veteran. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the armed forces of the United States of America.


Quality for Keeps

Information for those who produce and preserve food

The October newsletter contains:

Where the wild things are . . .

Food preservation resources

Black walnut biscotti

Mailing perishable foods

2014 October Quality for Keeps (PDF)

Quality for Keeps

End of Season Survey

The University of Missouri would like your feedback on how you have used the information from the Quality for Keeps newsletter. Individuals returning this survey by November 21, 2014, will be entered into a drawing for several free cookbooks and canning books!

QFK Survey (PDF)


Journal Your Garden

The most challenging aspect of successful gardening just might be the difficulty recalling what worked and what didn't from year to year. Many gardeners believe the keys to successful gardening are getting your plans on paper first and keeping records. MU Extension's new publicatoin, MP928, From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar, gives you an easy way to recrod your garden plans, observations and ideas.

This publication also includes year-round resources to guide gardeners at all experience levels. Written by MU Extension horticulture specialists who teach Master Gardeners, this publicatoin brings you reliable and relevant information.

Order today at http://extension.missouri.edu/mp928


Soil Testing Available

At Montgomery County Extension Office

Getting your soil tested is an important part of gardening and farming. Basic soil testing analyzes nutrient content and fertility status. Results include fertilizer and lime recommendations. Additional tests are available for nutrient management plans, environmental issues, potting mixes, compost, manure and water usage. Each sample should contain about 1½ cups of dry soil from 6 to 7 inches deep. Consult our soil testing publications for specific instructions. Bring your soil samples to the Montgomery County Extension Office, 310 Salisbury St., Ste. E., Montgomery City, MO 63361. Results are typically provided within two weeks.


2013 Annual Report

The 2013 Montgomery County Annual Report is now available in the extension office as well as on-line. The report is located on the left hand side of the this site under plans and reports. This report highlights 20123extension programming and how it improves peoples' lives through research-based information. If you have any questions or comments, please call the Montgomery County Extension Office at 573-564-3733.