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MU faculty, staff and elected council members, who live in your community, work with you to identify local interests and issues and then offer relevant programming and resources to meet the unique needs of you and your community.
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- Grow safe and healthy food
- Build and grow profitable businesses
- Improve your health and relationships
- Increase agricultural production
- Update professional training in business, health and safety
- Engage youth as valued, contributing citizens
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Event date: June 2, 2020
Event time: | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Will my pets be safe when I return to the workplace? Will my pets bring COVID into my home? Does COVID present a threat to the health of ranchers, or the health of the heard?Join us for a special session to learn more about health concerns and safety ...
Event date: June 2, 2020 - June 16, 2020
This workshop will be offered online via Zoom.This workshop will consist of three sessions to provide landowners with information on having a timber sale. Sessions (7:00 pm to 8:30 pm) 1) Marketing your timber 6/2/202) Best Management Practices ...
Event date: June 2, 2020 - Dec. 1, 2020
Monthly County Extension Council meeting to conduct business and plan programming efforts in the county. Meetings are open to the public.Registration Instructions:Contact the Oregon County Courthouse at 417-778-7490 or [email protected] to get ...
News & articles
- Published: Thursday, May 28, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – A new tracking tool developed at the University of Missouri provides a continuously updated 14-day snapshot of new cases of COVID-19 in every county in the nation, helping the public monitor trends in cases as local stay-at-home ...
- Published: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Healthy lawns make for healthy streams. University of Missouri Extension offers homeowners a new series of Zoom classes on how to keep lawn fertilizers and pesticides from reaching streams. The live series, “Healthy Yards for ...
- Published: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri’s Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems (CARES) has launched the COVID-19 Testing Dashboard, an online mapping and charting tool that provides a graphical look at COVID-19 testing in each ...
- Published: Monday, April 20, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension is offering online town hall meetings led by agronomy, livestock and horticulture specialists. “MU Extension has long served as a trusted and necessary resource to help Missourians get food on the ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2016
Missouri has two fence laws: the general fence law (updated Aug. 28, 2001) and the local option fence law. In addition, Missouri law addresses special situations of property bordering a road, a railroad, or a body of water. Landowners need to be ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 1993
Can you get a ton's worth of agricultural limestone out of a ton of agricultural limestone? Probably not. The effectiveness of agricultural limestone depends on two factors:Calcium carbonate equivalentParticle sizeThe effectiveness of limestone ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 1998
The Missouri Soil Test Report is an important tool for making management decisions for crop and forage production. This guide will help you understand the soil test report and make the results more useful for your farming operation. Figure 1Sample ...
Publication date: March 1, 2000
Feeding hay to cattle is expensive. Recent analyses show that hay costs between $0.02 and $0.07 per pound of dry matter; usually more than double the cost for the same amount of nutrients from pasture. Hay is expensive because:It requires a large ...
Publication date: Jan. 1, 2006
Collecting a representative soil sample is an important step in developing a nutrient plan for your farm. The goals of your soil-sampling plan should be toIdentify manageable sized fields with similar characteristics.Accurately and cost-effectively ...
Publication date: Jan. 1, 2001
Annual warm-season grasses can be used as part of a year-round grazing system throughout Missouri. With adequate moisture and fertility, they rapidly produce high-quality forage during late spring and summer when cool-season forages are dormant. In ...
Master Gardener Newsletter covering Greene, Butler, and other counties
The Garden Spade, January 2020 issue, covering Greene, Butler, and other counties
The Garden Spade, November 2019 issue, covering Greene, Butler, and other counties
The Garden Spade, October 2019 issue, covering Greene, Butler, and other counties
The Garden Spade, May 2019 issue, covering Greene, Butler, and other counties
MU Extension in Oregon County
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PO Box 97
Alton, MO 65606
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