Meeting Highlights

Stone County Extension Council Elections

Stone County Extension Council Elections will be held January 17, 2017 thru January 20, 2017. District 1 has four positions open; District 2 has three positions open; District 3 has two positions open. The Extension Council oversees the operation of the Stone County Extension Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse in Galena. All citizens 18 years old and older are eligible to vote. You are not required to be a registered voter. Vote for those candidates in the district in which you reside only. You may vote using the online voting system beginning Tuesday, January 17, or you may come by the Stone County Extension Center and vote in the office, or call 417-357-6812 to have an official ballot mailed to you. Ballots must be postmarked by January 20.

Candidate biographies: Biographies (PDF)

Election Districts Map: Election District Map (PDF)


Growing The Grower

Workshops are $5.00. Call Sara Wikoff at 417-334-4544 ext 252, or email:  to register.

Classes are:

January 30th, 6-8 pm at Galena Library, "Berry Production" by Patrick Byers, Horticulture Specialist

February 9th, 6-8 pm at Hollister Agriculture Building, "High Tunnels & Other Crop Protection Structures" by Patrick Byers, Horticulture Specialist

These programs are sponsored by Taney County Health Department; University of Missouri Extension; and OWN it


Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Spring Garden Workshop

The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will host their Spring Garden Workshop "Gearing Up for Gardening"  on March 4, 2017, at the Faith Lutheran Church, 221 Malone Street, Branson MO. Cost for the workshop is $20 and this includes a catered lunch and all handouts. Doors will open at 8:00 am for registration, shopping and a continental breakfast. Sessions will begin at 9:00 am and end about 3:00 pm. Topics this year are: Tips and Tricks to Maximize your Vegetable Garden Production; Incorporating Permaculture into your Garden; Plant Disease Diagnostics and Prevention; No More Aching Back; and The Monarch Butterfly. Registration deadline is February 24. You may register online at or by mailing a check to Master Gardeners of the Ozarks, PO Box 345, Galena MO 65656. Please include all names and addresses for each person you are registering for.

Kimberling Area Garden Programs

We would like to thank everyone who attended the gardening classes at the Kimberling Area Library. More classes are being scheduled for next spring and summer. Details will be added as they become available.. Classes have also been scheduled for the Crane Library. Watch for a 2017 schedule.