Meeting Highlights

Christian County Livestock and Forage Conference – April 7, Clever; call 417-581-3558 for information

Hay Production School – Saturday, April 9 - Crane; call 417-357-6812 for information

Aquaculture Production with Dr. Jim Wessler, Lincoln University – April 11 – Crane; call 417-334-4544 ext 252 for information

Alfalfa in the Ozarks Tour – April 21 – Union City/Clever; call 417-357-6812 for information

Grazing School – May 23, 24, 25 - Ozark; call 417-581-2719 ext 3 for information


Springtime in the Garden

Saturday April 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Demonstration Garden, 122 Felkins Avenue, Forsyth MO. At 10:00 Missouri Department of Conservaton will provide information of native Missouri trees and shrubs. At 12:00, Master Gardeners Marva Ramsey and Cathy Meyer will demonstrate the process involved using a real plant leaf as a mold for a concrete casting. There will be a plant sale from 10 to 2. You are encouraged to come and tour the demonstration garden, many of the master gardeners will be available to answer your question. For more information call the Taney County Extension Center 417-546-4431.

Master Gardener Garden Tour

The Master Gardeners Garden Tour " will be Friday, June 17, 2016. "Gardening in the Ozarks - Branson and Hollister" will be an all day driving tour including: Demonstration Gardens withe butterfly attractions, hostas, roses and more; Professional Flower Gardens; Classic Perennial and Evergreen Gardens; Vegetable Gardens for Learning and for Production; Small Gardens in tight areas, shade and sun; Landscaping with water features, rock features and more; Dedicated volunteer gardens and sanctuaries and more... More information will be available as plans are finalized. Advanced registration $15.00; At the Door - $20.00 and a Special Group rate (for Churches, Seniors, etc, 6 or more) $10.00. Check the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks website for more information:

 Master Gardener Fall Garden Workshop

2016 Fall Garden Workshop will be held on Saturday, September 24 in Kimberling City MO. Please save this date and plan to join us for a full day information. Topics will be: Evening Gardens; Lavender- Beautiful and Beneficial; Vegetable Cultivars for the Ozarks; Fruitful Machinations: The Amazing Relationships of Plants and Pollinators; and Landscapes in Miniature. More information will be available as information is finalized. Hope to see you then.

VITA Taxes

Stone County Extension is participation in the VITA tax assistance program again this year. Taxes are done by RESERVATION only. Two locations are available, the Stone County Annex, on the square in Galena and the Stone County Neighborhood Center (OACAC) in the Stonebridge Center south of Branson West. Taxes will be done in Stoneridge Center south of Branson West / north of Kimberling City on Thursday's from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Please call the Stone County Extension Center, to make a reservation 417-357-6812.

Master Gardener Training Classes

Master Gardener training classes will be held in the fall of 2016. If you are interested in attending classes, please call the Stone County Extension Center 417-357-6812 and get your name on the list. More information will be available as soon as dates and times are set.

Kimberling Area Garden Programs

Garden programs are presented by Master Gardeners of the Ozarks at the Kimberling Area Library, 45 Kimberling Blvd, Kimberling City, MO. These classes are held on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.  All classes are free and open to the public as a part of community education sponsored jointly by Master Gardeners of the Ozarks, who volunteer with the University of Missouri Extension. Please see the Master Gardenerslink on this page or check out the Master Gardeners website for dates and topics for more information.