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.

Did you know USDA recently revised the Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) insurance program? Premiums are now due at the en...
07/15/2020
Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) Insurance

Did you know USDA recently revised the Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) insurance program? Premiums are now due at the end of the endorsement period and better premium subsidies on cattle and swine policies as of July 1. Learn more about LRP by visiting MU Extension’s website or contacting Rachel Hopkins, Ag Business Specialist: https://extension.missouri.edu/g459.
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Livestock risk protection (LRP) insurance offers livestock producers a way to manage risk associated with market price volatility (see Figure 1 for feeder cattle future prices). It does not protect against other perils such as disease or death. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Mana...

It's not too late to register for Annie's Project. Registration ends Thursday, July 9. The six educational sessions of t...
07/07/2020
Annie's Project - Potosi, Washington County

It's not too late to register for Annie's Project. Registration ends Thursday, July 9. The six educational sessions of the course include topics from the five risk areas, to meet the needs of farm and ranch women across the country.
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Monday, July 13 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, July 18 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday, July 20 6 - 9 PM
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https://extension2.missouri.edu/events/annie-s-project-potosi-washington-county

Program for rural and farm women designed to empower them to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. A light dinner will be served each evening.Register online or contact Rachel Hopkins, MU Ag Business Specialist at 573-438-2671. [email protected]...

07/02/2020
Women in Ag Lunch and Learn: Succession Planning During a Crisis (May 15)

Passing the family farm to the next generation may take more work than just drawing up a will. In this Women in Ag Lunch and Learn session Wesley Tucker, Ag Business Field Specialist, talks about succession planning and explains what families can do to keep the family farm in business.

https://youtu.be/ukGDKTTadZY

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Every Friday the Cultivating Resiliency group focuses on a topic women in agriculture face. Our May 15 topic covers succession planning, growing your success...

Annie's Project will be held in Potosi in July.  In two full days and one evening and you can become a graduate of Annie...
06/26/2020
Annie's Project - Potosi, Washington County

Annie's Project will be held in Potosi in July. In two full days and one evening and you can become a graduate of Annie's Project. The mission is to empower farm and ranch women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information.

Click the link below to sign up today.

https://extension2.missouri.edu/events/annie-s-project-potosi-washington-county

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Program for rural and farm women designed to empower them to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. A light dinner will be served each evening.Register online or contact Rachel Hopkins, MU Ag Business Specialist at 573-438-2671. [email protected]...

Join this Women in Ag Lunch & Learn on Friday afternoons from 12 - 1 PM. Topic this week is 'What's Going on in Your Gar...
06/24/2020

Join this Women in Ag Lunch & Learn on Friday afternoons from 12 - 1 PM. Topic this week is 'What's Going on in Your Garden? As a Horticulture Spealist'

Join at this link: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/94985945869

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Agricultural Business and Policy- MU Extension
05/27/2020

Agricultural Business and Policy- MU Extension

The costs of equipment, fuel and labor have increased since 2016 when the last Custom Rates survey was taken. While most custom rates increased during that three year period, they did not all increase at same rate.

See the newest Custom Rates Guide on Extension’s website: https://extension2.missouri.edu/g302

#2xAg2030 #AgBusinessMU #ExtendMU

05/26/2020
MU Extension - East Central Ag Tidbits

Where is your hay maturity stage?

This short clip describes the maturity stage of cool season grass in the Northern Ozarks on May 22.

Disclaimer: Your cool season grass might be behind or ahead of this.

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05/22/2020
Washington County Ag Producers - Take a look at this!!
05/20/2020

Washington County Ag Producers - Take a look at this!!

HOW to APPLY for
USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) -
LIVESTOCK Producers (hogs/cattle/sheep)

1. Watch the short how-to video – this is user-friendly and shows you exactly how to fill out your form for your commodity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rne7_cIVeFU&feature=youtu.be
2. Go to www.farmers.gov/cfap. Read about eligibility and payment limitations.
3. Scroll down to the program details section and click the “+” sign under “Livestock”. This takes you to:
4. www.farmers/gov/cfap/livestock – here are Eligibility Requirements and CFAP Payment for Livestock Information – includes payment rates. Detailed information on the CCC Part 2 Payment Rate has not yet been released.
5. Beginning May 26: download and fill out the Excel form. Print and sign it.
6. Beginning May 26, once your Excel form is printed and signed, contact your local USDA-FSA office to make an appointment with them.

Sign up for Benton County USDA-FSA text alerts. Text MOBenton to 372-669. You should receive a confirmation message.

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will provide $16 billion to ag producers who suffered losses because of the pand...
05/20/2020
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program | Farmers.gov: Resources for Farmers and Producers

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will provide $16 billion to ag producers who suffered losses because of the pandemic.
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Signup will begin on May 26th through the Farm Service Agency; producers can start preparing now. https://www.farmers.gov/cfap
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05/15/2020
MU Extension - East Central Ag Tidbits

When using chemicals, it is important to follow the label. Don’t know what parts of the label mean? Watch this!

Horticulture Specialist, Katie Kammler tells us how to read a pesticide label

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PRODUCERS! Take a little time today to watch this webinar at 12 PM TODAY to find out more about direct payments to agric...
05/14/2020

PRODUCERS! Take a little time today to watch this webinar at 12 PM TODAY to find out more about direct payments to agriculture producers.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) will host a webinar on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 1 p.m. ET, for farmers, ranchers and other producers interested in applying for direct payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).

Register at: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_SPWI7yOFSqaGG1JKzhEbjA.

A recording of the webinar, the answers to its questions, and other CFAP information can be found at farmers.gov/CFAP.

Are you going to sell at the Washington County Farmer's Market this year? Take a glance at this graphic to see how you c...
05/01/2020

Are you going to sell at the Washington County Farmer's Market this year? Take a glance at this graphic to see how you can sell your farm products safely to customers.

It's time for farmers markets! If you are a vendor, follow these tips to ensure the safety of your produce and enhance the customers' experience. Find additional COVID-19 resources at https://extension2.missouri.edu/covid-19-resources-public #ShowMeResilience

04/29/2020
MU Extension - East Central Ag Tidbits

Anyone planting potatoes? Watch this quick video to sharpen your skills.

Looking to plant potatoes this year? Watch Katie Kammler show you how.
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Friday, April 24Come join us and engage in the topic of Prospects for Missouri Industrial Hemp Production. This webinar ...
04/23/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Prospects for Missouri Industrial Hemp Production. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Friday, April 24

Come join us and engage in the topic of Prospects for Missouri Industrial Hemp Production. This webinar will be presented by Dr. Ray Massey, extension professor of agricultural and applied economics. The webinar starts at 10am with a 15 minutes presentation and 15 minutes for question.

To register for this webinar please visit this link: https://umsystem.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nwBwUmhMSryTQbpb6kNi-Q

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Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Prospects for Missouri Industrial Hemp Production. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

04/16/2020
MU Extension - East Central Ag Tidbits

Since the office is closed to using the soil probe, here is how to take an accurate soil sample with a shovel.

Are you needing to take a soil test, but do not have a soil probe? Watch this video to see how to take a proper soil sample with a shovel.
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Are you looking for something for your kids to do on days they finish school work early? Need to find a trusted resource...
04/15/2020
Missouri 4-H QuaranTIME | MU Extension

Are you looking for something for your kids to do on days they finish school work early? Need to find a trusted resource with engaging activities for all ages? Missouri 4-H has just that! Through the use of various online platforms (Zoom, Facebook, YouTube), youth can engage with 4-H staff and volunteers. Activities range from arts and crafts, to livestock judging information, to STEM activities and so much more!

Search for Missouri 4-H on Facebook to view live demonstrations throughout the day. More activities are added each week, so check often. All activities listed are free and open to everyone!

To see a full list of activities and events, visit
https://extension2.missouri.edu/programs/missouri-4-h/4-h-opportunities/quarantime

04/13/2020

Wondering what is going to happen with crops and livestock? Tune in to find out!

Calling all #farmers & #ranchers, do you have questions about the Paycheck Protection Program and qualifications? Go to ...
04/08/2020
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Calling all #farmers & #ranchers, do you have questions about the Paycheck Protection Program and qualifications? Go to the link below, then scroll down to 'Paycheck Protection Program'. There are questions/answers to help you out. #BusComEx #2XAg2030 #ExtendMU https://www.usda.gov/coronavirus

Latest news from the CDC on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Agricultural businesses are essential employers but are not immune to contracting COVID-19. Start developing business co...
03/28/2020

Agricultural businesses are essential employers but are not immune to contracting COVID-19. Start developing business contingency plans now to minimize possible future disruptions if employers or their workers need to be quarantined. #ExtendMU #2xAg2030 #ShowMeResilience

Dr. Charlotte Clifford-Rathert, DVM, USDA/APHIS District Veterinarian will speak about poultry health, diseases and dise...
03/25/2020
Poultry Health & Disease Workshop - Zoom Meeting - Potosi | MU Extension

Dr. Charlotte Clifford-Rathert, DVM, USDA/APHIS District Veterinarian will speak about poultry health, diseases and disease management. Click the link to register. A zoom link will be provided on the confirmation email from registering. https://extension2.missouri.edu/events/poultry-health-disease-workshop-zoom-meeting-potosi

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03/25/2020

The staff and faculty at the Washington County MU Extension office are responding to the University of Missouri’s request for all nonessential workers to shift to working remotely.

The office is closed to the public until April 13 pending further notice. The public can reach staff through phone and email to arrange services as needed. The faculty are transitioning programming and the office staff will continue to support basic operations and needs.

You can continue to call the office at 573-438-2671 and the calls will be forewarded to us to answer. If we do not answer, please leave a message. You can also email us at:
Shawnee Crocker [email protected]
Rachel Hopkins [email protected]

03/16/2020

An important message from Marshall Stewart, Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement:

“As we monitor the national, state and university response to contain the spread of COVID-19 and keep public health top priority, all face-to-face MU Extension programming has been suspended through May 15, 2020. This includes all 4-H club and project meetings, programs, and events. MU Extension offices will remain open at this time.”

For those who are signed up for upcoming programs in Washington County, we will contact you about rescheduled dates once we have contacted all instructors and have confirmed them.

Our office will be open for normal operating hours Monday through Friday (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to serve you for general inquiries, soil sampling and more. We appreciate your patience!

03/09/2020
Extension Youth Jobs, Employment in Potosi, MO | Indeed.com

Are you in search of a part time (20 hours a week) position? Must have an Associates' Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience and some experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary. All applications must be via web - follow the link to find out more and apply. We cannot accept applications via Facebook. https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=Extension%20Youth&l=Potosi%2C%20MO&vjk=e928cfaa00b99055

Extension Youth jobs available in Potosi, MO on Indeed.com. Apply to Program Associate and more!

03/05/2020
Online Survey Software | Qualtrics Survey Solutions

Do you do ANY type of custom farm work? Every three years, the University of Missouri Extension conducts a survey across Missouri gathering custom rates. These rates get complied into the 'Custom Rate Guide' for Missouri - which is very popular. Help us by filling out the survey. https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a96lz7KKWICPAz3

Qualtrics sophisticated online survey software solutions make creating online surveys easy. Learn more about Research Suite and get a free account today.

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].

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Address

113 N Missouri St
Potosi, MO
63664

Opening Hours

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

Telephone

(573) 438-2671

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