Washington County University of Missouri Extension

Washington County University of Missouri Extension At Extension our vision is to improve people's lives through relevant lifelong learning. We offer education in five program areas: Human Environmental Services, Business, Community Development, Agriculture and Youth/4-H.

The current weather is perfect for over seeding legumes into your thinning pastures.https://extension2.missouri.edu/news...
01/30/2020
Freezing, thawing aid in seeding legumes over thinning pastures this winter

The current weather is perfect for over seeding legumes into your thinning pastures.

https://extension2.missouri.edu/news/freezing-thawing-aid-in-seeding-legumes-over-thinning-pastures-this-winter-4284

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Present weather with frequent freezing and thawing helps farmers overseed weakened pastures. Natural fluctuations in soil help work broadcast seed into thinned grass stands.“It’s no-till help,” says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist.Thin stands...

Master Gardener Training 2020 - Farmington
01/30/2020

Master Gardener Training 2020 - Farmington

MU Extension is partnering with Washington County Health Department to host Positive Discipline - Getting to "Yes" child...
01/10/2020
Child Care Provider Training - Positive Discipline - Potosi, Mo. | MU Extension

MU Extension is partnering with Washington County Health Department to host Positive Discipline - Getting to "Yes" child care training.

Join us on January 16 from 6-8 p.m at the Washington County Library. Child Care providers can receive 2 clock hours of training.

Pre-registration is required by January 15, 2020 to the Washington County Health Department 573-438-2164

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Voting for Washington County Extension Council starts Monday the 13th and will run until Friday the 24th! Stop by the of...
01/10/2020
County council election - County council - Washington County - Counties | MU Extension

Voting for Washington County Extension Council starts Monday the 13th and will run until Friday the 24th! Stop by the office and vote!

You may also vote online through our website!

https://extension2.missouri.edu/counties/washington-county/county-council/county-council-election

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Registration deadline for Master Gardener is approaching! Trainee spot still need to be filled. Call Katie 573-883-3548 ...
01/08/2020

Registration deadline for Master Gardener is approaching! Trainee spot still need to be filled. Call Katie 573-883-3548 to get signed up or for any questions!

The Master Gardener program provides in depth horticultural training to individuals throughout Missouri who then volunteer their time applying what they have learned to help others in their communities to learn about gardening and environmental education.

The core course training of 11 sessions will be held April through June 2020 in Potosi. Dates and times will be determined based on what works best for the trainees. Minimum of 12 trainees needed. Registration deadline is January 15. The cost of the class is $200

The program will cover the subjects of plant anatomy, soils and fertility, annuals and perennials, fruits and brambles, vegetable gardening, lawn care, insects, landscaping, propagation and plant disease. For more information and registration, contact Katie Kammler at 573-883-3548 or [email protected].

#ExtendMU #2XAg2030

We are still needing spot filled for Annie's Project! Call the office to get signed up today!
01/08/2020

We are still needing spot filled for Annie's Project! Call the office to get signed up today!

Farm women are generating a cultural tide in American agriculture that is moving management, assets and opportunities to a new wave of farmers across the country. At Annie’s Project, farm women become empowered to be better business partners or sole operators through networks and by managing and organizing critical information.

Annie’s Project is a six-week course that is a discussion-based workshop bringing women together to learn from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing and the legal field. Beginning or experienced, understanding the five areas of agricultural risk, knowing how to analyze agricultural spreadsheets and other necessary skills are vital.

The six sessions of Annie’s Project will be held March through April 2020. Dates and times will be determined based on what works best for the participants. Minimum of seven participants needed. Registration deadline is January 30.

The cost for the course is $75 per person, which includes a workbook and support materials for all sessions. For more information and registration, contact Rachel Hopkins, MU Extension Ag Business Specialist at (573) 438-2671 or [email protected].

#MOBeginningFarmers #2XAg2030 #womeninag

12/16/2019

Due to weather Washington County Extension office will be closed today!

Soil and Pasture Improvement Workshop held tonight in Union. Sign up for the Farmington program on December 16 or Potosi...
12/06/2019

Soil and Pasture Improvement Workshop held tonight in Union. Sign up for the Farmington program on December 16 or Potosi on February 4. Sign up for the Potosi workshop online - see the event on our page! #2XAg2030 #BusComEx #ExtendMU #GrahamKG #HerringMH #HopkinsRH

Washington County Extension now has 2020 Red Books! They would make a perfect stocking stuffer! Stop by the office and p...
11/25/2019

Washington County Extension now has 2020 Red Books! They would make a perfect stocking stuffer! Stop by the office and pick one up today!

Washington County Extension is stocked back up on Missouri Department of Conservation publications! Stop in the office a...
11/21/2019

Washington County Extension is stocked back up on Missouri Department of Conservation publications! Stop in the office and get yours today!

Washington County University of Missouri Extension
11/20/2019

Washington County University of Missouri Extension

Do you know a student who is seeking training, certification and job placement assistance in manufacturing? Check out th...
11/20/2019
Missouri Manufacturing Technician Program

Do you know a student who is seeking training, certification and job placement assistance in manufacturing? Check out the Missouri Manufacturing Technician Program! #BusComEX

Farm women are generating a cultural tide in American agriculture that is moving management, assets and opportunities to...
11/11/2019

Farm women are generating a cultural tide in American agriculture that is moving management, assets and opportunities to a new wave of farmers across the country. At Annie’s Project, farm women become empowered to be better business partners or sole operators through networks and by managing and organizing critical information.

Annie’s Project is a six-week course that is a discussion-based workshop bringing women together to learn from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing and the legal field. Beginning or experienced, understanding the five areas of agricultural risk, knowing how to analyze agricultural spreadsheets and other necessary skills are vital.

The six sessions of Annie’s Project will be held March through April 2020. Dates and times will be determined based on what works best for the participants. Minimum of seven participants needed. Registration deadline is January 30.

The cost for the course is $75 per person, which includes a workbook and support materials for all sessions. For more information and registration, contact Rachel Hopkins, MU Extension Ag Business Specialist at (573) 438-2671 or [email protected].

#MOBeginningFarmers #2XAg2030 #womeninag

The Master Gardener program provides in depth horticultural training to individuals throughout Missouri who then volunte...
11/11/2019

The Master Gardener program provides in depth horticultural training to individuals throughout Missouri who then volunteer their time applying what they have learned to help others in their communities to learn about gardening and environmental education.

The core course training of 11 sessions will be held April through June 2020 in Potosi. Dates and times will be determined based on what works best for the trainees. Minimum of 12 trainees needed. Registration deadline is January 15. The cost of the class is $200

The program will cover the subjects of plant anatomy, soils and fertility, annuals and perennials, fruits and brambles, vegetable gardening, lawn care, insects, landscaping, propagation and plant disease. For more information and registration, contact Katie Kammler at 573-883-3548 or [email protected].

#ExtendMU #2XAg2030

Does anyone have or will have any empty large mineral tubs they want to get rid of? (between now and early next spring)A...
09/13/2019

Does anyone have or will have any empty large mineral tubs they want to get rid of? (between now and early next spring)

Anyone interested in donating these tubs, please contact the University of Missouri Extension Office (573) 438-2671

Leave a message about the tubs for Russell.

These tubs could be cleaned out and used in the Family Nutrition Education Program for gardening classes with youth and adults in our local schools and community.

Missouri is well represented at the #NACAA AM/PIC Conference this week in Fort Wayne, IN. Plenty of opportunities to con...
09/10/2019

Missouri is well represented at the #NACAA AM/PIC Conference this week in Fort Wayne, IN. Plenty of opportunities to connect and learn from colleagues from across the nation.

07/21/2019

The exhibitors meeting for 4-H and FFA youth that is scheduled for today has been moved to the Exhibit Hall on the fairgrounds. See you at 2!

07/17/2019
Wow! What an interesting workshop! If you are interested in this topic, but are not able to make the drive, let us know....
05/31/2019

Wow! What an interesting workshop! If you are interested in this topic, but are not able to make the drive, let us know. If there is enough interest in the workshop, we will try to host one in Washington County.

05/22/2019

4-H Families!!
Pollorum Testing is June 22nd from 8-9:30 am at the Washington County Fair Grounds

Are you selling fruits or veggies this summer by the pound? Do you need to get your scale certified, so that you are pro...
04/23/2019

Are you selling fruits or veggies this summer by the pound? Do you need to get your scale certified, so that you are providing high quality service to your customers?

On May 16 from 10 AM - 12 PM, the Missouri Department of Agriculture Weights & Measures Division will be at the Washington County Extension Office certifying scales. There is no cost, simply call the Extension office at 573-438-2671 or message us, so we have an idea of how many will attend.

Do you struggle building electric fence or want to install, but not sure how? Head to Farmington on April 8 to build ele...
03/20/2019

Do you struggle building electric fence or want to install, but not sure how? Head to Farmington on April 8 to build electric fence.

03/18/2019

With spring right around the corner that means its almost time for mushrooms.. Stop by the Extension Office and pick up a copy of Missouri's Wild Mushrooms publication. A guide to hunting, identifying and cooking the state's most common mushrooms.

Do you currently have pesticides that you are wanting to be rid of, but don’t know where to properly dispose? Missouri D...
03/01/2019
Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Do you currently have pesticides that you are wanting to be rid of, but don’t know where to properly dispose? Missouri Department of Natural Resources is having six pickup locations throughout Missouri. Click the link below to find out which pesticides are accepted and where they can be dropped off at.
DNR.mo.gov/env/hwp/pesticide.

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02/15/2019

They Extension Office will be closing at noon today and be closed Monday!

The ABCs of USDA program has been canceled. If you have any question please call the office (573)438-2671
02/07/2019

The ABCs of USDA program has been canceled. If you have any question please call the office (573)438-2671

Don't forget to place your vote!! Poll is open online until Sunday!
01/18/2019
Washington County Home | University of Missouri Extension

Don't forget to place your vote!! Poll is open online until Sunday!

proudly serving washington county through research based education, information and publications. 4-H enrollments now underways. Extension council elections

Due to the pending inclimate weather the office will be closed today.
01/11/2019

Due to the pending inclimate weather the office will be closed today.

Washington County  Extension Council Election is now open! Visit extension.missouri.edu/washington or stop by the office...
01/09/2019
Washington County Home | University of Missouri Extension

Washington County Extension Council Election is now open! Visit extension.missouri.edu/washington or stop by the office to place your vote today!

proudly serving washington county through research based education, information and publications. 4-H enrollments now underways. Extension council elections

The office will be closed Monday December 24 through Tuesday January 2.
12/21/2018

The office will be closed Monday December 24 through Tuesday January 2.

12/20/2018
12/20/2018
Getting  quality replacements for you cowherd can be a difficult challenge. Have you raised your own replacements, but h...
12/18/2018

Getting quality replacements for you cowherd can be a difficult challenge. Have you raised your own replacements, but had issues with breeding, calving difficulty or nutrition? Wondering what raising a replacement costs you? This workshop will address these issues and help you raise higher quality replacements for your herd.

11/14/2018

Pending the upcoming inclimate weather the Extension office will be closed tomorrow.

Come learn about the different educational offerings and how they can be tailored by YOU to help you grow your farm to p...
11/06/2018

Come learn about the different educational offerings and how they can be tailored by YOU to help you grow your farm to profitability.

We are now selling Missouri Department of Conservation publication and calendars!! Stop by the office and pick yours up ...
11/05/2018

We are now selling Missouri Department of Conservation publication and calendars!! Stop by the office and pick yours up today!

Got cattle🐮 and need an easy record system? Stop by the Washington County Extension Office to pick up a Red Book today!
10/31/2018

Got cattle🐮 and need an easy record system? Stop by the Washington County Extension Office to pick up a Red Book today!

In December 2017, Congress passed the Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).  This has caused numerous tax changes for farmers.  Some...
10/16/2018

In December 2017, Congress passed the Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). This has caused numerous tax changes for farmers. Some of the changes for a definite number of years, while others are permanent. The Farm tax Workshop will focus on changes in the tax law affecting farmers and ranchers. Topics discussed will cover individual, agricultural and state tax issues.

On Monday, November 19, a Farm Tax Workshop will be held in Potosi, MO. The workshop will run from 6:15 – 8:45 PM at the Washington County Library and will be free to attend. Pre-registration is required by November 16. This is to ensure that there is enough materials and to notify people if there is weather issues. To register for this program, call the Washington County Extension Office at (573)438-2671. Distance education technology will be used for this program to allow for multiple sites. If you have questions, contact Rachel Hopkins at (573)438-2671.

During the August Washington County Extension Council Meeting, Shawnee Crocker was awarded the ‘Rookie of the Year Cleri...
08/29/2018

During the August Washington County Extension Council Meeting, Shawnee Crocker was awarded the ‘Rookie of the Year Clerical Award’ by Ben Boyer. The Rookie category is for clerical staff who have been employed for less than 5 years. Nominees are evaluated on conduct and courtesy, service to Extension, outstanding performance in job related areas, dependability and reliability, human relations and letter of reference. “Shawnee was competing against rookies from all across the state, not just in our region. By receiving this award, it’s a testament to Shawnee’s work ethic and abilities. We are lucky to have her here in the Washington County Extension Office.” Said Rachel Hopkins, Ag Business and County Engagement Specialist.

For over 100 years, University of Missouri Extension has brought research based information from campus to the people. Extension is your one stop shop for research based information in agriculture, health and nutrition. If you are wanting to enroll your child in 4-H, enrollment starts October 1. Give us a call or stop by the office to see how we can help you.

Photo 1:Ben Boyer, Washington County Extension Chair presenting Shawnee Crocker, Extension Secretary with Rookie of the Year Clerical Award

Photo 2: Washington County Extension Staff. Left to Right: Rachel Hopkins - Ag Business/CES, Shawnee Crocker – Secretary, Russel Knobeloch – Nutrition Program Associate

Photo 3: Teresa DeFord Petefish- Regional Coordinator FNP, Elizabeth Smith - Regional Director, Russel Knobeloch - Nutrition Program Associate, Ben Boyer - Washington County Extension Chair

06/01/2018

2018 Missouri Cash Rental Rate Survey

Whether you are a landowner or a tenant, your response to this survey provides valuable information to Missouri farmers. Farmers seek and use the University of Missouri cash rental rate survey results to make business decisions. This survey seeks information about cash rental rates for cropland, pastureland, grain bins, and hunting leases.
Survey results will be summarized and reported online. You can see past cash rental rate survey results at https://extension2.missouri.edu/G427.
This survey is anonymous and should take about 5 minutes to complete. You only need to complete the sections of the survey that apply to you.
Click on the link to take the survey:
https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bKm0QuTUhpiiY4t

Hitchhiking spotted lanternfly could become problem in MissouriSource: Kevin Rice, 573-882-2838; Dean Volenberg, 573-882...
05/23/2018
Pest Monitoring Network // Integrated Pest Management, University of Missouri

Hitchhiking spotted lanternfly could become problem in Missouri
Source: Kevin Rice, 573-882-2838; Dean Volenberg, 573-882-0476
COLUMBIA, Mo. – An exotic pest that hitchhikes on train cars, trucks and boats could suck the life out Missouri crops.
Spotted lanternfly has the potential to establish populations in Missouri, says University of Missouri Extension field crop entomologist Kevin Rice. It damages soybean, corn and hops, as well as fruit and ornamental trees. According to MU Extension viticulturist Dean Volenberg, it could have damaging effects on Missouri’s 1,700 acres of grapes, its primary host.
Adult lanternflies are active in June and July. Entomologists reported seeing the spotted lanternfly in Pennsylvania in 2014. It has appeared since then in Virginia, Delaware and New York.
The plant hopper likes to lay its eggs on smooth, metal surfaces such as those found on train cars, boats and tractor-trailers. Its honeydew secretions attract other pests. It leaves weeping wounds as it feeds.
The adult lanternfly’s forewing is gray with black spots. The wingtips are black blocks outlined in gray. It has distinctive bright orange-red and white underwings, but it appears less vibrant and may be difficult to see when its wings are not spread, Volenberg says.
It likes fall feeding on Ailanthus altissima, also known as tree of heaven, a medium-sized invasive tree with stout branches that spread to form an open, wide crown. Its flowers are showy and fragrant and it tolerates drought. The tree also enables the ailanthus webworm moth.
What to do if you spot lanternflies
• Do not kill it. The insect contains cantharidin, the same toxic chemical found in the blister beetle.
• Capture it if you can. Lanternflies are jumpers.
• Take a photograph of it. Email to [email protected].
• Collect a specimen and put it in a vial filled with alcohol to preserve it.
• Take it to your county extension center and note where you found it. GPS coordinates are helpful. The extension center will send it to Rice, who will track its spread in Missouri.
• Use caution when handling tree of heaven; its sap can cause headaches, nausea and possible heart problems, according to Penn State Extension.
Sign up for free pest alerts from MU Extension’s Integrated Pest Management program at ipm.missouri.edu/pestMonitoring.

Photos available for this release:
Link: http://extensiondata.missouri.edu/NewsAdmin/Photos/stock/bugs/spotted-lanternfly-PENN-STATE.jpg
Caption: Spotted lanternfly.
Credit: Photo courtesy Penn State Extension

Link: http://extensiondata.missouri.edu/NewsAdmin/Photos/stock/bugs/Lanternfly.jpg
Caption: When its wings are not spread, the spotted lanternfly is fairly unremarkable in its appearance.
Credit: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

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113 N Missouri St
Potosi, MO
63664

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Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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