RESCHEDLED: Private Applicators Training moved to February 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Eagleton Center in Richmond, 1015 W Royle, Richmond.  Register by calling the Extension center at 816-776-6961.

You will not be required to take a test to obtain your restricted-use license. However, you are required to purchase the Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual (I.D. M87 published in 2007) regardless of how you prefer to re-certify or obtain your license. The manual is $12 and must be purchased by cash or check at the time of training. The reference manual may be shared among members of the same household. If a current edition (2007) of the reference manual is already available to you, please bring it with you when you re-certify. You will not be required to purchase another copy of the reference manual under these situations. If this date does not work for you, you are able to make arrangements to view the 3 hour training video on your own, but you must still purchase the manual.  

Please call the Richmond County Extension Office at 816-776-6961 to register


Search for Missouri Century Farms Continues - Forms Available February 1st !!!

If your farm has been in your family for 100 consecutive years or more as of Dec. 31, 2019, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.

To qualify, farms must meet the following guidelines: The same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

“It is important to honor and respect our history,” said Dr. Marshall Stewart, director, University of Missouri Extension. “These farms represent both Missouri’s cultural heritage and the good stewardship that our farmers strive for.”

In 2008, the Missouri Farm Bureau joined MU Extension and the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources as a program sponsor.

“Missouri Farm Bureau is a proud partner in the recognition of century farms,” said Blake Hurst, president. “We applaud the hard-working farm families that have kept us fed and clothed for generations. They represent an important part of our heritage and laid a foundation for the bounty Americans enjoy every day.”

Applicants certified as owners of a 2019 Missouri Century Farm will be recognized by the MU Extension center in the county where the farm is located. Applicants are presented with a sign and a certificate.

Since Missouri began the program in 1976, more than 8,000 century farms have been recognized.

For applications received by May 1st, a $55 fee covers the cost of a certificate, farm sign and booklet for approved applicants. If the application is received between May 1 and May 15, the cost is $65. Applications must be postmarked by May 15, 2019 to be considered.

For application forms and information, call MU Extension Publications toll-free at 1-800-292-0969, contact your local MU Extension center or visit the program website at


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