Hay Production Workshop - April 6

Register today to reserve your spot and improve your hay production this year.  Workshop is at Wurdack Farm in Cook Station, MO, April 6, 2018 8:30-4:30.  Cost is $40 per person or $60 per farm couple.  RSVP by April 2 to 573-729-3196.  For more information click here.

Directions to Wurdack Farm. 

Replacement Heifer Workshop - April 10

Developing replacement heifers is a critical component to the beef business. While every development program may not be identical, there are a number of research based development strategies proven to improve the success of heifer development. By attending this workshiop, these strategies, along with the economics of heifer development will be learned.  Replacement Heifer Workshop Flyer (PDF)

Workshop is at the Bank of Salem Courtesy Room, 100 W. Fourth Street in Salem, April 10, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm.  Cost is $10 per person or $15 per farm couple.  RSVP by April 6, 2018 to 573-729-3196 or cunninghamtc@missouri.edu. 

Changes to Soil Sample Policy 

To keep the prices of each soil sample down to a minimum, the previous soil test policy has been revised.  Effective January 1, 2018, prices for regular soil tests will increase due to increases in lab fees and postage rates.  In addition, samples will be shipped on Tuesdays at NOON.  Samples received after noon on Tuesday will not be shipped until the following week, unless a large volume of samples are received and earlier shipment is warranted.  Customers who desire expedited shipment will be billed for actual shipping costs, plus a flat $5.00 handling fee.  Samples that are excessively wet will be dried prior shipment.  The prices per soil sample are:

     1 - 4 Samples..........$15.50 per sample

     5 - 9 Samples..........$14.50 per sample

     >10 Samples...........$14.00 per sample

MU Extension's Impact in Dent County

Learn about the ways MU Extension serves our county and neighboring communities.
MU Extension: The University of Missouri in Dent County (PDF) (2017)

Pride Points from previous years:


Freeze branding irons now available for rent

Cost is $15 per day or $25 per weekend.  For further information contact MU Extension in Dent County at (573) 729-3196.

A.I. breeding barn available for rent

The A.I. breeding barn, located at the Dent County MU Extension Center, is available to producers at a rate of $50 per day. For more information, contact Ted Cunningham, MU Extension livestock specialist, 573-729-3196 or cunninghamtc@missouri.edu

Breeding barn flyer (PDF)

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