University of Missouri Extension- Texas County

We connect people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of our communities. MU Extension-Texas County is your one-stop source for practical education and information on almost anything.

MU Extension partners with the Texas County Commission and other local organizations to provide education, information and services that meet people’s needs. The elected and appointed members of the Texas County extension council provide guidance in identifying those needs to ensure that our educational programs are relevant, reliable and responsive.  If you have any ideas please be sure and let us know. 

Whether it’s resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to explore our website, call or email to learn how we can help you.


Private Pesticide Certification Training

This training is available at the Texas County Extension Office.  We ask that you call the office 417-967-4545 to make an appointment to view the DVD, this will take approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes.  Cost of the training is $25.00 per person.


Woodland Stewards - A Regional Extension Program for Landowners

Learn more about your woodlands by joining this free course for beginners

Texas County Extension Office
114 West Main Street, Houston, MO
Phone:  573-967-4545

6:00 - 8:00 pm each session --  Free-of-Charge - Please call to register or for additional information

NOTE: This meeting is a group webinar and will be held at the Wright County Extension Office, 208 East State, Mountain Grove, MO in lieu of the Texas County Extension Office.   


March 7, 2019 - Identifying and managing woodland threats

You will learn basic pest principles, be introduced to some common threats, and learn some simple practices to help ensure your woodland remains healthy and productive.

March 14, 2019 - Wildlife and woodlands

Wildlife habitat requirements and enhancing habitat for game and non-game wildlife.


Texas County Forage & Beef Conference - March 21, 2019

  • Fetal programming in beef cattle - Elizabeth Picking, Livestock Specialist
  • Precision fertilization - Steve Kock, MFA
  • Marketing through a livestock auction - Leon Casselman, Buffalo Livestock Market
Texas County Extension Office
114 West Main Street, Houston, MO
Phone:  573-967-4545

Doors open at 5:30 (meal provided)   REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 15, 2019 -    6:00 - 8:00 pm    --    Free-of-Charge -   Please call to register or for additional information


Search for 2019 Missouri Century Farms starts Feb. 1

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1919, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. To qualify, the same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income. Applicants certified as owners of a 2019 Missouri Century Farm will be recognized by the MU Extension center in the county where the farm is located. Applicants are presented with a sign and a certificate.

The Missouri Century Farm program will take applications starting Feb. 1. All applications must be postmarked by May 15. Details and a downloadable application form will be available beginning Feb. 1 at