Warren County Fair Livestock Information

2018 Livestock Weigh in Dates (PDF)

Market Beef (Steers & Heifers) – Saturday, February 10, 8am – 12pm (tag & wormer ONLY)

Hogs – Saturday, March 24, 8am – 11am

Sheep & Goats – Friday, April 27, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Rabbits & Chickens – Tuesday, June 5, 6:30pm – 7:30pm


2018 Warren County Fair Livestock Show Rules & Regulations (PDF)

2018 Warren County Fair Livestock Show Premiums & Classes (PDF)


Fair dates for 2018!

The Warren County Fair will be held July 3-7 at the fair grounds in Warrenton, Missouri.  The fair parade will be on July 1st. Additional information will be available on our Extension webpage under Warren County Fair. Or go to the following webpage.  http://extension.missouri.edu/warren/warrencountyfair.aspx 

The Missouri State Fair will be held August 9-19 in Sedalia. Additional information on the Missouri State Fair can be found at www.mostatefair.com as event plans are finalized.  


May Garden To-Do List

-Marvelous Mums. Pinch back mums to promote full, bushy plants and provide more blooms this fall.


-Give Your Plants a Drink. Make sure to keep all newly planted stock well watered if rain is insufficient.


-Fertilize Organically. Set up an organic fertilizing plan for roses. Reapply every 4-6 weeks. Fertrell and

 Espoma are two brands of organic fertilizers available.


-Transplant Time. Transplant tomatoes when soil temperature reaches 50 degrees F. Plant beans and

  other warm weather crops. Around mid-month, transplant young dahlia plants which have been rooted

  indoors. Place them at 2-3 foot intervals. Install supports when transplanting the young plants.


-Bird Watch. Place humming bird feeders out. Change liquid and clean weekly.


-Weeds, weeds, weeds. Keep weeding before it gets away from you. Use mulch to deter weeds, reapply

  as needed.


-Shake Up Your Compost. Give the compost pile a good turning and make sure it doesn't dry out.


-Practical Pruning. Prune spring shrubs like forsythia, lilac, viburnum, and crabapple when they finish



-Support Your Plants. Make sure supports or stakes are in place for tall perennials such as delphiniums

  and peonies.


-Get Rid of Bald Spots. Reseed bare spots in your lawn. Be sure to mulch and keep the area

  well watered.


-Plant Your Bulbs. Warm season bulbs such as cannas, and gladiolas may be planted now.


-Lovely Lilacs. When lilacs finish blooming, remove faded blooms and prune the bush if needed. Up to   one third of the branches may be removed each year. This ensures a healthy, vigorous plant.


-Heavenly Herbs. Plant herbs near your kitchen door - maybe in containers. Snip a piece or two for

  cooking as needed. Keep in a sunny location.


-Keep Houseplants Happy. Move houseplants outside when danger of frost has passed. Keep a close

  watch so they don't dry out as temperatures rise.


Private Pesticide Applicator Training available

Growers wanting to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides must have a certified private pesticide applicators license issued by the Missouri Department of Agriculture.  Successful completion of University of Missouri Extension private applicator training is the requirement for receiving the license. Ag producers who were unable to attend the scheduled meeting but wishing to obtain a Private Applicator license should contact the office to schedule an appointment to view the Department of Agriculture video.  Contact the Warren County Extension Center by calling 636-456-3444. 

There is no cost for the training, however, EPA requires producers to have a copy of the "Private Pesticide Applicator Core Manual" which will be available during the training for $12.  The training is for producers of agriculture commodities wanting to become a certified private applicator or for growers needing recertification training to renew their license for five years.   

Dicamba training 

On Oct. 13, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to minimize the potential for off-target movement of Dicamba and further ensure effective use of three pesticides: DuPont’s FeXapan, BASF’s Engenia and Monsanto’s XtendiMax. The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced Missouri-specific restrictions for ENGENIA, XENDIMAX and FEXAPAN, including training requirements, a notice of application form, specific application times and cutoff dates for application. Find the complete details of these restrictions and information on training at http://agriculture.mo.gov/plants/pesticides/dicamba-facts.php.



2018 4-H Day With the Cardinals (PDF)

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - Ticket Orders must be postmarked by           April 9, 2018.


4-H newsletters

You can click here to access the 4-H newsletters for Warren County.


2017 Annual Report

The 2017 Warren County Annual Report is now available in the extension office as well as on-line. The report is located on the left hand side of the this site under plans and reports. This report highlights 2017 extension programming and how it improves peoples' lives through research-based information. If you have any questions or comments, please call the Warren County Extension Office at 636-456-3444. Click here to view the Annual Report.


Soil testing fees to increase January 1

Effective January 1, 2018 the cost of a regular soil test will increase from $20 to $25 for one standard test and $15.00 to $20 if submitting two or more samples at the same time. This is our first price increase in over 10 years.


Your community classroom

MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in Warren 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 in Warren County is your one-stop source for practical education and information on almost anything.

MU Extension partners with the Warren County Commission and other local organizations to provide education, information and services that meet people’s needs. The elected and appointed members of the Warren County Extension Council provide guidance in identifying those needs to ensure that our educational programs are relevant, reliable and responsive.

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.


Warren County State Fair Farm Family

 Nick and Erika Kluesner and family recently attended the Missouri State Fair as the Warren County Farm Family. Congratulations to the Kluesner family.

Family Includes (front row – left to right): Erika, Lilly, Lane and Nick Kluesner 

Also in the picture with the family are (left to right): Mark Wolfe- Missouri State Fair Director, Sherry Jones- Missouri State Fair Commissioner, Garrett Hawkins-Deputy Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Barbara Hayden-Missouri State Fair Commissioner, Marshall Stewart-Vice Chancellor for MU Extension and Engagement, Blake Hurst-President of Missouri Farm Bureau, Christopher Daubert-Vice Chancellor and Dean of MU CAFNR 


Services Available

At Warren County Extension Office

  • Meeting room rental
  • Canner gauge tests
  • Soil testing
  • Plant and insect identification
  • Private pesticide applicator training
  • Publications
  • Distance education test proctoring?

For more information please click here.


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