Newton County Regional Hay School 

will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Select the link below for an agenda and pre-registration information.

Hay School 2017 (PDF)

Meat Pen & Rabbit Show Clinic will be held January 29, 2017 at the Joplin Humane Society, Joplin MO. See links below for more information and a registration form.

Meat Pen & Rabbit Show Clinic flyer

Meat Pen & Rabbit Show registration form

Missouri's Complicated Fence Law

2017 Area Winter Farm & Horticulture Meeting Schedule

The latest list of Farm & Horticulture Meetings around the area (PDF)

4-H Enrollment begins October 1, 2016

We are looking forward to a new year full of new and wonderful opportunities to learn and grow!

Here are some issues that you need to address when enrolling your family for the new 4-H year:

Be sure your mailing address is valid

Be sure your email addresses are valid

Be certain project selections are updated.

Many times email or mailings are returned because of invalid information. We print mailing labels and send email notices through this online enrollment system. If your information is not current, you will not receive important 4-H information.

Private Pesticide Applicator's Training

The University of Missouri Extension will hold a Private Pesticide Applicator's training on Wednesday, February 22 at 6:00 pm at Crowder College, Williams Building WM 103-104, in Neosho. Cost for the pesticide book is $15.00 and is required. This training is for producers of agricultural commodities, 18 years or older, wishing to renew or receive their private pesticide applicator's license in order to buy and apply restricted use chemicals on their own land. License holders need to renew their license every 5 years. Call the Newton County office at 417.455.9500 to register.

Soil Testing

Whether you are planting a garden, an orchard or thinking of hay and pasture, a soil test can help you know what you will need to amend your soil for the best results possible. Call our office for more information at 417-455-9500. Cost is $20 per sample.

Soil testing provides an estimate of the plant-available nutrients in the soil and is an essential tool for a sound fertilization program. Periodic soil testing will help to correct nutrient deficiencies, avoid excess fertilizer applications and maintain a healthy lawn, garden or cropland.
related information: Lawn and garden

Ag News and Views

A monthly newsletter for ag producers

Brought to you by: Thogmartin Ag Service (PDF)

Beef Newsletter

January 2017 (PDF)

Newton County Annual Report

2016 Annual Report (PDF)

2015 Annual Report (PDF)

2014 Annual Report (PDF)

2013 Annual Report (PDF)

Southwest Region Expert Guide

A reference guide to the expertise of University of Missouri Extension specialists in Southwest Missouri: 2011 Expert Guide (PDF).

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