Upcoming Programs

Springtime in the Gardener

The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will be holding their annual plant sale on Saturday, April 28, 2018 and it will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Extension Center at 122 Felkins Avenue in Forsyth.   The plant sale will feature perennials, natives, grasses, shrubs, vines, rock garden plants, herbs, Elephant ears, banana plants and more!  Highlights of the day: the Missouri Department of Conservation forestry agent will hold a program on tree planting and care at 10:00 a.m. and giving away free trees.  This year's selections are; Beautyberry, Tulip Poplar, and Chinkapin oak trees.  At 12:30 p.m. Lloyd Gilmore will present a program on "Introduction to Beekeeping".   The Master Gardeners will be onsite to answer your questions and for assistance with plant selections.  Hollister Ag students will have annual and vegetable plants for sale also.  So come on out and get a head start on your spring gardening!  Flyer

Brown Back Lunch Gardening Series 2018

The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will be presenting their 'Brown Bag Lunch' Gardening Series again this year.  Workshops will be held in the Master Gardener Demonstration garden behind the Taney County MU Extension Center at 122 Felkins Avenue in Forsyth.  Programs are held the third Tuesday of each month at noon.  Pack your lunch and join them in their garden setting for casual informative programs.  

  • Tuesday, April 17 - Companion Planting presented by Cathy Wolven, Master Gardener
  • Tuesday, May 15 - Up-cycle for Home and Garden by Marie Ewing, Master Gardener
  • Tuesday, June 19 - Garden Plants for Hot Weather, Marsha Whitley, Cedar Creek Nursery
  • Tuesday, July 17 - All About Herbs, Maggie Shanks & Norma Ross, Master Gardeners
  • Tuesday, Aug. 21 - Edible Flowers, Marie Ewing, Master Gardener
  • Tuesday, Sept. 18 - Tried & True Plants for the Ozarks, Melissa Jenkins, Cedarbrook Gardener Center

Classes are free and open to everyone as part of community education sponsored by the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks, volunteers with the University of Missouri Extension.  See attached flyer for more information on the sessions.  For further information contact the Taney County MU Extension center at 417-546-4431 or email taneyco@missouri.edu.

VITA Taxes

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is a free service provided in Stone, Christian and Taney Counties. We will begin taking appointments on January 16, 2018. Guidelines: Taxpayers with an AGI of $57,000 or less can get Free Tax Preparation. Families meeting additional requirements are eligible for a credit of up to $6,318. (Volunteers are not trained to do business taxes, the long forms or capital gains and losses. If you have any of these you should see a paid preparer.) 

 Items you MUST have with you: 

(1). Social Security cards for you, your spouse, and each of your dependent children; Form W-2 for every job you or your spouse worked in 2017; (2). A personal check (for your checking account and routing number) if you want your refund direct deposited; (3). If you have Marketplace granted health coverage exemption, bring your exemption certificate number; if you have insurance through the marketplace, bring form 1095A; (4). Your 2016 tax return (optional)

In 2017, did you....   

(1). Receive unemployment compensation? Bring your Form 1099G; (2). Pay for child care? Bring the total paid for child care expenses and the name, address, and Tax ID/Social Security Number of the child care provider. (3). Pay student loan interest? Bring the total of the student loan interest you paid. (4). Pay for tuition? Bring Form 1098 for you, your spouse, and/or dependent children.

Locations for VITA Taxes: Appointments are REQUIRED! (they will not do your taxes without an appointment)

Taney County - call the Taney County Extension Center 417-546-4431 to make an appointment at their three sites - Site Information Flyer

Stone County  - call the Stone County Extension Center 417-357-6812 to make an appointment at their two sites - Site Information Flyer

Christian County - call the Christian County Extension Center 417-581-3558 to make an appointment at their site - Site Information Flyer




Master Gardeners of the Ozarks State Conference

Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will host the 2018 Missouri Master Gardener State Conference on September 28, 29, & 30, 2018.  This conference will be held at the Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Conference Center, Branson Missouri. More information will be posted when available.

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The faculty and staff of the Taney county extension center are available to assist you with research-based information on a variety of topics.  If you can't find what you are looking for on our website, give us a call at 417-546-4431 or send an email to taneyco@missouri.edu.