Real time weather
Real time weather is provided as a service to the community with the collaboration of the Putnam County R-1 school district, the Kansas City/Pleasant Hill National Weather Service and Putnam County University of Missouri Extension.
For Putnam County Weather information, click on the Weather Station Below
Lucerne Stock Show - August 4 - 6
Putnam County Fair - September 6 - 10
Cash renting farm land
The University of Missouri offers the most recent cash rent survey in the 2011 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri (PDF). These rates were compiled using the survey responses of 226 Missourians who are involved with cash renting farm land. Every rental situation is different, so this guide should be used as a reference in addition to considering other factors in your area, including average yield, soil types, the number of acres available for rent in the area and the demand of rental land. The guide includes rates of crop and pasture land by acre, crop land by yield, pasture by stocking rate and rates for farm buildings. You can find this MU Extension publication by clicking G427, 2011 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri.
Custom rates for farm services in Missouri
The rates reported in this guide are based on a statewide survey conducted by mail in the summer of 2012. Farmers, agribusiness firms, aerial applicators and land improvement contractors responded to questions on the rates they were charging or paying in 2012 for custom services, excluding the cost of materials being applied. MU Extension publication G302, 2012 Custom Rates for Farm Services
Ag Connection Newsletters
The Ag Connections newsletter contains information for agricultural producers that is timely and informative.
Check out these popular publications. Printed copies also are available at the extension office.