Fence Law Class February 13

A program to discuss Missouri’s Complicated Fence Law will be held on Tuesday evening, February 13th from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.  The meeting will be at the Montgomery County Health Department located at 400 Salisbury St. in Montgomery City. There is a $15 charge for this meeting and that covers the program and materials. Pre-registration is requested, by Feb. 12 since space is limited and materials need to be prepared.

 “Missouri continues to have a very complicated fence law, in large part due to the fact that 2 separate laws cover the state depending on the county that your land is in” according to Mary Sobba, agricultural business specialist.  The program will be taught via distance learning with Joe Koenen as the lead instructor who has many years of experience working with fence law.  Koenen says “If you own land you really need to know the law and how it impacts you whether you own livestock or not”. “Furthermore, in 2016 a portion of the law was changed to address livestock liability that affects livestock and non-livestock owners alike” said Joe. Other problems are that both laws are subject to interpretation and can be a little different, depending on the county. A comparison of both laws will be given at this program. Joe has been presenting programs on the fence law for over 25 years throughout the state. Landowners need to be aware of what the law is in their county and this meeting will explain landowner rights and responsibilities.


This program will be presenter via distance learning (Zoom) so attendees can see the presentation and ask questions of the presenter.


Contact Mary Sobba at the Audrain County Extension Center (573-581-3231) if you have any questions or would like to register or you can e-mail her at sobbam@missouri.edu or view the

Missouri's Complex Fence Law (PDF)

Marketing Your Timber, February 15 (PDF)

Tuesday, February 15, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Montgomery City Library, 224 N. Allen, Montgomery City, MO. Please view the PDF for further details. 

Private Pesticide Applicator Training Dates (PDF)

Science On Wheels (PDF)

Coming to Montgomery County March 15. See flyer for details.


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 publication, MP928, From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar, gives you an easy way to record 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 publication 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.


2017 Annual Report

The 2017 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 2017 extension 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.