Job Opening: 4-H Youth Associate

Stone County 4-H Youth Program Associate (4-H YPA) Part Time


The 4-H YPA will assist in the planning, management and support of 4-H Youth Development programs in Stone County.  Qualifications: An Associates' Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and some experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary. Experience in group work that involved direct care and interaction with children and volunteers, such as YMCA, day care, schools, recreational facilities etc. may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the stated education. Salary: $11.54 - $13.30 per hour. This is a part time position up to 20 hours per week. For a full job description

Application Materials: Be prepared to submit a cover letter and resume with 3 professional references.  These documents can be delivered to the University of Missouri Extension office in Stone County at 108 E 4th Street Courthouse 2nd Floor in Galena or uploaded as one PDF or Microsoft Word document as a resume attachment and sent to


Meeting Highlights

Regional Management-Intensive Grazing School

Lamar MO September 17, 19, October 1, 4, 2016 (evenings and Saturday daytime) Contact Jill Scheidt, Barton County Extension 417-682-3579 or email:
Springfield MO October 18, 19, 20, 2016 (daytime) Contact Greene County SWCD/NRCS 417-831-5246 Ext. 3 or email


Master Gardener Fall Garden Workshop

The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will host their 13th Annual Fall Garden Workshop on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Doors will open at 8 AM for registration, vendor booths and continental breakfast. Location is Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 71 Kimberling Boulevard, Kimberling City MO.

Workshop topics are: Evening Gardens by Oscar Cross - Hilltop Gardens, Ash Grove; Lavender Beautiful and Beneficial by Catherine Bersted - Lavender Hills Farms, Clever; Vegetable Cultivars for the Ozarks by Mike Flinn - Past President, Master Gardeners of the Ozarks; Fruitful Machinations: The Amazing Relationship of Plants and Pollinators by Dr. Chris Barnhart, Missouri State University, Springfield; and Landscapes in Miniature by Lee Coates - Peggy's Flowers, Highlandville.

Advanced registration $20.00; you may register online on the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks website or you may register by mail. Send a check to Stone County Extension Center,  PO Box 345, Galena MO 65656. Please make checks payable to Master Gardeners of the Ozarks.


Master Gardener Training Classes

Master Gardener training classes will be held in the fall of 2016. Orientation will be held on September 15, at 1:30pm at the Hawthorne Bank in Branson MO; and at  6:00 pm at the OTC Richwood Valley Campus in Ozark. If you are planning to take the classes or are still undecided, attend the orientation then decide if you want to continue with the classes. This is an information meeting and a time to get your questions answered.  If you are interested in attending classes, please call the Stone County Extension Center 417-357-6812 and get your name on the list.

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 Gardeners link on this page or check out the Master Gardeners website for dates and topics for more information.