Meeting Highlights


Growing The Grower

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

Classes are:

November 17th,  6-8 pm at Hollister Agriculture Building, "How to get started?" by Lane McConnell, Executive Director of FMO

December 1st, 6-8 om at Galena Library, "Beef Production on Small Acreages" by Eldon Cole, Livestock Specialist & Tim Schnakenberg, Agronomist

December 15th, 6-8 pm at Hollister Agriculture Building, "Branding your Brand?" by Lane McConnell, Executive Director of FMO

January 9th, 6-8 pm at Galena Library, "Getting Started in Small Ruminant Production" by Charlotte Clifford-Rathert & Jennifer Lutes

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 on March 4, 2017. The location will be the same as in the past, at the Faith Lutheran Church in Kimberling City. More information will be posted as plans are finalized. We are looking forward to seeing all of you and plan to have a great line-up of speakers.


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.

Beef Cattle Redbooks Available from MU Extension

Stone County Extension Center has a few of the Beef Cattle Redbooks available.

Please call our office 417-357-6812 or one of the offices listed below if you are interested in purchasing a copy.

MT. VERNON, Mo. — The popular, pocket-sized record book for beef cattle owners is now available at many University of Missouri Extension Centers.

The book dates back to the mid-1980's and was a product of the Idaho Integrated Reproductive Management (IRM) program. The National Cattlemen's Beef Association was involved in the early book development.

Missouri began promoting the use of the books a couple years later. The Missouri plan was to retrieve production data from the books in an attempt to build a profile of the strengths and weaknesses of the state's cow-calf enterprise.

The book is best used for recording field information in the calving pasture, at the head chute or the scale. Later, that data can be transferred to a computer program or a loose-leaf notebook.

The book sells for $6 and the supply is limited. Sponsors of the book are University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifers Inc.

For more information, contact any of the MU Extension livestock specialists in southwest Missouri: Eldon Cole in Lawrence County, (417) 466-3102; Andy McCorkill in Dallas County at (417) 345-7551; Dr. Randy Wiedmeier, in Douglas County at (417) 679-3525; or Dr. Patrick Davis in Cedar County at (417) 276-3313.

Source: Eldon Cole, livestock specialist