ABCs of USDA Programs (PDF)

Have you been wondering about the different government agencies and what programs might be available? The ABC of the USDA takes you through which agency’s do what and who you need to contact for specific programs. This event is at the Washington County Library on February 22 and runs from 9 AM – 3 PM. There is no cost to attend and lunch is provided. To register, contact the Washington County Extension Office at 573-438-2671. Partially funded by NIFA BRDP AWARD 2018-70017-28578

MDC Pond Workshop (PDF)

Do you have pond that gives you trouble or thinking about building a pond? Not sure who to turn to for advice? The MDC Pond Workshop will cover a wide variety of topics ranging from site selection to fish stocking to nuisance wildlife. This event is at the Washington County Library on March 22 and will run from 1 – 4 PM. There is no cost to attend. To register, contact the Washington County Extension Office at 573-438-2671. Partially funded by NIFA BRDP AWARD 2018-70017-28578

2019 Missouri Century Farms start February 1

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1919, you can 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 applicants must be postmarked by May 15. Details and a downloadable application form will be available beginning February 1 at extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm.

Soil Sample Fee Increase

Do to rising testing/shipping fees soil samples will now be $17.50 per sample.

Private Pesticide Training

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. 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 573-438-2671

Missouri Land Grant Q&A PDF