4-H

Fair Entry is now open to enter exhibits. If you have any trouble or have questions please call the Extension Office 636-456-3444 and we will be more than willing to help you out. Below is a list of registration dates.

 All Market Animal entries are due by Friday, June 8, 2018. (Friday, June 22 with late fee.)

All Breeding Stock entries are due by Friday, June 22, 2018. (Friday, June 29 with late fee.)

All Building Exhibit entries are due by June 22, 2018. On Monday, July 2, 2018, building exhibits will be accepted from 9-11:00 a.m. NO late exhibits will be accepted.

Certain entries remain open until the day of the show or event: Poultry & Rabbit Showmanship; Rooster Crowing Contest; Goat, Sheep, Poultry, & Rabbit Costume Show; 4-H Livestock Judging; Ultrasounds; and Pen of 3 Beef. You may sign up for these at any time before they begin.

If you are a 4-Her, you may log on to this website the same way you do to 4hOnline.

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LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS PLEASE NOTE: Your entry will have to be approved by a manager before you can pay your entry fees. You will receive an email when it has been approved. No entries are final until approved AND paid.

To pay your invoice, you may pay online, or you may mail or drop off a check at the Extension office. Checks should be made to "Warren County Fair Livestock". Online payments must be made by Monday, June 25. Checks must be dropped off or postmarked by the same date, Monday, June 25.

Exhibitors of market animals may "add from scratch" all animals that were weighed or tagged in; then you will ENTER the one(s) you intend to show. Additional animals added but not entered will be considered eligible for substitution at check-in on July 2.

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Visit the Warren County Fair Website for additional information:

http://www.warrencountyfairgrounds.com/#

 

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 @ 2pm. 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.  

 

4-H newsletters

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

 

Master Gardener's June Garden To-Do List

-Falling Fruit. Don't be concerned about June drop of tree fruits. It's a natural thinning process. Prop up heavy branches to prevent breaking. Fruit should be spaced six to eight inches apart on a branch.

-Tomato Talk. For staked tomatoes, remove suckers when they are 1-1.5 inches long.

-Halt Harvesting. Stop harvesting asparagus and rhubarb toward the end of the month. This allows the plant plenty of time to store food for next year.

-Blanching Time. Blanch (block light) from cauliflower when heads are two inches in diameter. Tie leaves over the developing heads.

-Thin Phlox. Trim back garden phlox stems to improve air circulation. Thin out all but the five strongest stems per plant. This helps prevent mildew.

-Insect Control. Use floating row covers as an insect barrier. They are effective as a control on crops like spinach, beets, carrots and the cabbage family by preventing adult insects from laying eggs on veggies.

-Pull Greens. Pull cool season crops such as lettuce, radishes, and spinach as they bolt. Prepare the beds for fall plantings. If the bed will not be used for a while plant a cover crop like buckwheat.

-Use Vinegar on Weeds. Research has shown that vinegar provided 80-100% kill of certain annual weeds.

-Included are foxtail, pigweed, and Canada thistle. Use full strength and spray directly on young weeds as they emerge. It's an organic solution to an old problem.

-Liberate Houseplants. Move houseplants outside for the summer. Water as needed and watch for insects.

-Protect Strawberries. Keep birds from strawberries by covering with netting.

-Make Compost Tea. The plants will thank you by showing a growth spurt. Place a couple of shovels of compost into a burlap bag. Tie the bag and place into a 30-gallon trashcan full of water. Cover and let set for a couple of weeks before using.

-Deadhead. Deadhead annuals as blooms fade to ensure a constant show of color and promote long blooming.

-Encourage Pine Trees. June is the proper time to pinch candles (new growth) from pine trees. This promotes fullness

 

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.

 

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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