ALTON -- The Oregon County Extension Council will hold its annual meeting Feb. 20. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. and a covered dish meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. Meat, drinks and table service will be provided by the council. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a covered dish, salad, vegetable, bread or dessert.
The program will consist of recognition of retiring members, introduction of new members and the special guest speaker, Lewis Baumgartner, as the World's Worst Farmer, Baumgartner is one of America's leading farm humorists. Since 1987, he has entertained at hundreds of meetings and conventions. Extension officials said his hilarious tales of woe about his beloved farm, Ragweed Ranch in Cocklebur County are delightful and one doesn't have to be a farmer to enjoy the humor of the World's Worst Farmer.To make reservations to attend the annual meeting call the local extension office at 417-778-7490.