Ozark County Extension News & Events

Monthly Newsletter and Program Updates


March 2019


News & Info


FACTSHEETS >>> Randy Wiedmeier, CES Ozark County Extension  

>>>Complementarity in Animal Agriculture

>>>South Central Missouri AG News Spring 2019

  archived Factsheets


Introducing Ozark County Extension Office NEW Faculty Member:

Alicia Amyx-Winrod – Family Nutrition Program Associate 

Alicia is a native of Gainesville, she has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business from Missouri State University in Springfield. Alicia has 18 years’ experience in food handling, management and restaurant management. She is enthusiastic about applying her knowledge to teaching nutrition and can’t wait to get out in to the schools and the community.
The Ozark County Extension Council, Faculty and staff are all very pleased to have her on the team!

If you are interested in Nutrition, Health and Fitness Programming for your school or organization please contact her at:

Alicia Amyx-Winrod
526 3rd Street
PO Box 187
Gainesville, MO 65655
Phone: 417-679-3525
Email: aliciaamyx-winrod@missouri.edu


Ozark County Extension Council Annual Dinner/Meeting

Keynote Speaker: The Honorable – Karla Eslinger


The Ozark County Extension Council and distinguished guests had the privilege of hearing a little bit about Karl Eslinger, her beautiful family and how its going in Jefferson City at the Missouri House of Representatives. She highlighted some of the legislation that might be of interest to her constituents and she would appreciate your input. Please- take a moment to review her presentation and by all means if you have any questions, comments or would like more information contact Karla.
FOLLOW THIS LINK TO >>> Karla Eslinger's Presentation


Events & Programs


Bright Beginnings Spring Garden Workshop- Saturday, March 2nd 9am-3pm in Branson

Called to Care for Kids – Saturday, March 2nd in Springfield


Martin Family Show Pigs Sale- Sunday, March 3rd at noon in Lenox


ReproGene 2019 – Monday, March 4th at 4:00 in Nevada (rescheduled from February 7th)


A Taste of New Orleans-Ozark Style- Tuesday, March 5th at 5pm at the Meeting Place in Gainesville


2019 Beef and Forage Seminar- Tuesday, March 5th at 5:30pm in West Plains


Preventing and Responding to Disease Outbreak Workshops – Five locations           

 Versailles – March 6th

            Springfield – March 8th

            Jackson – March 13th

            Kirksville – March 15th

            St. Joseph – March 18th 


Give Your Website a Refresh- Wednesday, March 6th 11am-noon in West Plains


Bull Breeding Soundness Clinics-

            Wednesday March 6th at the Barry County Vet Service in Cassville

            Monday, March 11th at the Countryside Animal Clinic in Aurora

            Tuesday, March 12th and Wednesday, March 13th at the Dake Veterinary Clinic in Miller

            Thursday, March 14th at the Animal Clinic of Diamond

            OR Contact Your Own Veterinary Service


Beef and Forage Seminar- Wednesday, March 7th at 5:30pm in Mountain Grove


Beef Quality Assurance Training and Certification- Wednesday, March 7th at 7pm in Lamar


Woodland Stewarts Webinar Series part 3 identifying & Managing Woodland Threats- Wednesday, March 7th 7-9pm


Area Private Applicator Training Classes Taney County – Monday, March 11th in Forsyth           


2019 Beef and Forage Conference- Tuesday, March 12th at 5:30 in Ava


*Spring Beef & Forage Conference* - CANCELLED Thursday, March 14th 5:30-8:30pm at the High School in Gainesville  Get Registered for the 2019 Spring Beef & Forage Conference by March 12th>>>


Woodland Stewards Webinar Series part 4 Wildlife and Woodlands- Thursday, March 14th 7-9pm


Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop- Monday, March 18, 2019, 8:30am to 5pm in Mt. Vernon

American Small Farm Conference- Tuesday, March 19th and Wednesday, March 20th in West Plains

3-Part Reproduction Webinar Series with the Reproduction Task Force-

            Planning for Synchronization Success – Thursday, March 21st 7pm

            The Cycle of Reproduction – Thursday, April 18th 7pm

            Is She Pregnant and Now What!? – Thursday, May 16th 7pm

**NEW**   93rd Southwest Missouri All-Breed Performance Tested BULL SALE- Monday, March 25th at 7pm in Springfield

**NEW**   Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods March 25-26 in Columbia

**NEW**  Implementation of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) for the Meat and Food Industry on March 27-29, 2019, in Columbia, MO

Quality for Keeps Home Food Preservation Online Course- April 1st- June 1st


*Southwest Regional Grazing Schools*-

            West Plains - April 3-5

            Hartville - April 30 – May 1

            Elsinore - May 6-8

            Squires - June 17-19

            Houston - July 9-11

            West Plains - October 8-10

            Ellington - October 28-30


Cattle Artificial Insemination Training School- April 4th – 6th in Kingsville


“Brown Bag Lunch” Gardening Series 2019- in Forsyth

            Seed Starting- Tuesday, April 16th

            Right Plant in the Right Place – Tuesday, May 21st

            Lilies – Tuesday, June 18th

            Water Wise – Tuesday, July 16th

            Preserving Your Garden Abundance – Tuesday, August 20th

Management-Intensive Grazing Schools Southwest Region-

            Halfway - April 23, 26, 27, 30 & May 3

            Mt Vernon - May 7-9

            Neosho - June 4-6

            Ozark - June 11-13

            Greenfield - September 9-11

            Marshfield - September 17-19

            Springfield - October 15- 17


Missouri Cattlemen’s Association 2019-2020 Performance Challenge Contest- Beginning this fall Missouri’s cattle producers will have the ability to compete for the title of:

“Overall Profitability Champion” and join the “Top 100”  


Science on Wheels Let us know if you’re interested in having a Science on Wheels Event!



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