Candidates Sought for Warren County Extension Council

Nominations are being accepted for the January 2017 election to the University of Missouri Extension Council of Warren County. Council members assist in planning and carrying out Extension educational programs to improve people’s lives. As public officials, council members administer a local budget of over $50,000 to support education that meets people’s highest priorities. Extension council members represent the broad educational needs and backgrounds of the people of Warren County.

Candidates must be at least 18 years old and reside in the district they would represent. Nominations for the Warren County Extension council must be made by December 5, 2016. Individuals interested in serving on the council may contact  the MU  Extension Center at, 636-456-3444 or merrittc@missouri.edu.The MU Extension Council of Warren  County meets on the fourth Monday of each month. University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or status as a Vietnam-era veteran in employment or programs.

Train online to be a Missouri Master Gardener

Enrollment for the Spring 2017 offering of Missouri Master Gardener online is open!

The registration deadline for the spring session is Jan. 23.

Online classes begin Jan. 30. Each session is 14 weeks.

For any questions please contact the Warren County Extension Center 636-456-3444

For more information regarding registration and Master Gardener events please Click Here.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training at Warren County Extension Center

Monday, January 30, 2017 & Tuesday, March 14, 2017

All training's are held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Classes will be held rain or shine, unless the local county school closes due to bad weather.

The training is for producers of agriculture commodities wanting to become a certified private applicator and growers needing recertification training to renew their license for another five years.

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.  There is no cost for the training, but EPA requires producers to have the Private Pesticide Applicator Core book, which costs $12.  The Core Manual will be available for purchase at the training for those that do not already have a copy.

For more information or to RSVP for the training, please contact the office 636-456-3444.

It's a great time to join 4-H!

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is young people making new friends and memories while preparing to be leaders of today and tomorrow. We are a volunteer-led organization that reaches boys and girls through small groups called clubs. 4-H members choose from over 40 projects in which to participate. Most projects use hands-on learning experiences to teach subject matter and life-skills such as cooperation, leadership and decision making — skills that can be applied over and over for a lifetime. Contact our office at 636-456-3444 to learn how to join 4-H. Clover Kid groups for 5 to 7 year olds will be forming soon.

4-H newsletters

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

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.

Missouri Farm Family Recognized

Darrell and Joyce Dothage and family of Warrenton were among the families honored during the Missouri Farm Family Day, Aug. 15 at the Missouri State Fair. The Dothage Family was selected as the Warren County Missouri Farm Family by the Warren County Extension Council and local Farm Bureau. The family includes Darrell,Joyce, Danny Dothage (grandson) and Donna Sherman (daughter). Each year, the fair sets aside a day to recognize farm families from across the state who are active in their communities, involved in agriculture and participate in local outreach and extension programs such as 4-H or FFA.

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