Organics and Pesticide (PDF)

When: Organics Class will be held February 8, 2018

Pesticide Class will be head March 8, 2018

Where: Cross Roads Fellowship Church, 706 Bonnie Street, Potosi, MO

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Cost: $10 per Class

RSVP: February 6 and March 6 at Washington County Extension Office, 113 N Missouri Suite A, Potosi, MO or call 573-438-2671


Nutrition Classes (PDF)

Featuring research based curriculum, cooking with recipes, free incentives, exercise, and fun!

Starting March 5, 2018 from 4:30p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Washington County Library


Contact Deanna Abney 573-438-2671 or



Sleep and Health Child Care Class

Are you feeling sleep deprived?  Do the children in you care need more sleep?  Learn the importance of sleep, common sleep problems, current sleep duration recommendations for adults and children, and strategies for improving adult and children’s sleep. Provides two clock hours towards child care providers training requirements.

When: March 6, 2018

Where: Washington County Library, Potosi, MO

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Presenter: Mary Schroepfer, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist

This is a FREE CLASS!!! Please R.S.V.P by March 2, 2018 at the Washington County Extension Center 573-438-2671





Private Pesticide Training (PDF)

This will be an opportunity for you to recertify or become certified for a Private Applicator License. If you engage in application of restricted-use pesticides for the purpose of producing an agricultural commodity on property you or your employer owns, or rent without compensation other than trading of personal services between producers of agricultural commodities you are considered a private applicator.  

When:  Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Where: Cross Roads Fellowship, Church 7006 Bonnie Street, Potosi, MO

Time: 6:00 p.m. The session will last approximately 2 1/2 hours.

This is a free class, but require a mandatory manual at $12 per farm if you don't already have one.

After the training you can make application for a license renewal or new license. Your license will renew from the date of the training and will be good for five years. If you know someone who would be interested in taking part in the training please encourage them to attend. The only requirements for the license is that the person be at least 18 years old and that they understand the license is for agricultural production and for private use.

If these training sessions do not work in your schedule, you can take the training in our office by watching a 2.5 hour private pesticide applicator training video. To schedule a time to take the training in our office please call (636) 583-5141.





Missouri Land Grant Q&A PDF


USDA Hog Trappers

Washington and Iron Counties - Eli Holmes (573)778-6864

Crawford County - Wesley Persicke (573)263-0529


2017 Farmer's Tax Guides -- Now Available at University of Missouri Extension Offices

With the new year upon us, 'tis the season for taxes. To help farmer's navigate tax preparation, the IRS publishes a "Farmer;s Tax Guide". The publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming and serves as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your 2016 farm tax return. Also included in the publication are administrative and law changes for 2016. To obtain a copy of "Farmer's Tax Guide -- Publication 225". visit your local University of Missouri Extension Office.



Upcoming Events in Washington County


  • January 1 -- Extension Office Closed
  • January 15 -- Extension Office Closed
  • January 18 -- Extension Council Meeting, Washington County Library 6:30 p.m.


  • February 8 -- Organic Class, Cross Roads Fellowship Church 6-8p.m.
  • February 12 -- Extension Office Closed
  • February 15 -- Extension Council Annual Dinner
  • February 19 -- Extension Office Closed


  • March 6 -- Sleep and Health Child Care Class
  • March 8 -- Pesticide Class, Cross Roads Fellowship Church 6-8p.m.
  • March 12 -- Forage and Beef Conference
  • March 21 -- Private Pesticide Training
  • March 30-- Extension Office Closes at Noon