Your community classroom

MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom for residents of Caldwell County. We connect people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of our communities. MU Extension is your one-stop source for practical education and information on almost anything. 

MU Extension, the elected and appointed members of the Caldwell County extension council, and local organizations work together to provide education, information and services that are are relevant, reliable and responsive.

Whether it’s resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to learn how we can help you. Contact the Caldwell county office at 816-586-1010.


Private Pesticide Applicators Training

Individuals needing to obtain or renew their Private Pesticide Applicator certification for the purchase of restricted use pesticides may come into the Caldwell County University of Missouri Extension office and watch a 2 to 3 hour training video. The training is free, except for $12 for the Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual, if you already have the manual, then you will need to bring it to the training. Family members can share one manual. 

Private Pesticide Applicator certification is valid for 5 years, at which time the individual may renew their certification by attending another Private Pesticide Applicator Training session. If you already have an Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual, you must bring the manual with you to the training.

Missouri Century Farms

Applications for the 2019 Missouri Century Farms will be available  February 1, 2019. Application are available from approximately February 1 through May 15, 2019 from the MU Extension Office in your county or from University of Missouri-Century Farms, Extension Publications,  506 Hitt St., Whitten Hall, Room 4, Columbia, MO 65211.  

Guidelines for 2019 program are: The same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years or more as of Dec. 31, 2019. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The present farm shall consist of no less than 40 acres of the original land and shall make a financial contribution to the overall farm income. For more information go to Missouri Century Farms

Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use

This monthly newsletter provides practical advice on a variety of subjects and reports on extension activities throughout the region. Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use

Frequently requested publications

MU Extension publication G302, 2012 Custom Rates for Farm Service in Missouri

MU Extension publication G427, 2015 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri

Any time is a good time to join 4-H

Enrollment in 4-H is open to young people year round. 4-H members attend camps, display their work at fairs, travel the world, host youth from other countries, and much more. 4-H prepares young people for the future, while making new friends, learning new skills, and making great memories. 4-H welcomes all youth ages 5-18.

Call the extension office in Cameron at 816-933-2138; or contact Steven Steiner, youth program associate, 816-933-2138  or  steinerst@missouri.edu

The Caldwell county office is now located in Kingston Missouri at 97 S. Harrison. If you need to send correspondence to the office please send to 97 S Harrison, P.O Box 25, Kingston, MO 64650.  To reach the office please call 816-586-1010.

Our regular office hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.