Ozark County's community classroom

MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in Ozark County. We connect people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of our communities.

MU Extension partners with the Ozark County Commission and other local organizations to provide education, information and services that meet people's needs. The elected and appointed members of the Ozark County extension council provide guidance in identifying those needs to ensure that our educational programs are relevant, reliable and responsive.

Whether it's resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to explore our website, call or email to learn how we can help you.


2015 Local Programs and Events


2015 Spring Beef and Forage Conference - March 7th,

DATE                 March 7th, 2015 10:00 – 4:00 P.M

PLACE:             Ozark County Livestock Auction Barn, Gainesville MO

For information on the topics discussed at this conference please click the links below

Pasture and Hay Insurance —  Stacy Hambelton, MU Extension agriculture business specialist

2015 Beef and Forage Presentations and Resources


Private Pesticide License Certification and Renewal - March 16th

Date:               March 16, 2015

Time:              6:00pm – 9:00pm

Place:             Gainesville Lion’s Club, 300 High Street, Gainesville, MO

To Attend:     Please call the Ozark County Extension by Thursday, March 12 to register

 If you are unable to attend our training session, you may schedule a time to watch the video at the Extension office.  To schedule a time or if you have any other questions please call The Ozark County Extension Office at 417-679-3525.  Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Gardening Program - April 9th and 10th

April 9 – Gardening Basics (things that apply to all vegetables): choosing a good garden site, building your soil, raised beds, irrigation, organic matter, mulching, protective structures to garden year round

April 10 – Growing The Vegetables (specifics for all the different vegetables) cultivars, pest management, harvest, storage, using the harvest?

Time:              6:30 – 9:00pm

Place:            Gainesville Lion’s Club, 300 High Street, Gainesville, MO

To Attend:     Register by calling Ozark County Extension Office at 679-3525


Grazing School

Better utilization of forage and improved livestock operations through enhanced grazing management is the focus of our Grazing Schools. Classroom sessions and on-farm tours are used to demonstrate how to design a grazing system.  The schools last for approximately 2 ½ days and various topics are taught to participants. There were a wide range of ages and experience levels. Both men and women participated with a 100% recommendation score on evaluations given at the end of each school session.