Keep your keys!

Keep your keys, staying safe on the road is a free course on driving safety.  Topics covered in the course include:  How to stay medically and physically fit to drive, when and how to prepare for driving retirement and tools and resources to help keep you safe while on the road.

This program will be offered at the following locations:

  • Wednesday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the Stoutland Senior Centter, 306 South Highway T, Stoutland

For more information, contact Kassie Campbell, RN, at 573-884-6381 or

Management Intensive Grazing School offered

A Management Intensive Grazing School is designed to educate livestock producers about management practices that will maximize returns from forages and livestock.  Management intensive grazing uses a combination of rotational grazing, proper stocking rates, increased watering locations and proper rest periods of available forages.  This workshop will teach the basic methods of planning a grazing system and will consist of both classroom and field work.  The Planned Grazing System is a practice on the state cost-share docket and is to assist landowners in developing a system.  Attending a grazing school is one requirement for that practice.  Information on that practice will be given during the school.

Topics covered are as follows:

  • Farm resources evaluation
  • Soil fertility and landscape ecology
  • Forage quality and plant growth
  • Livestock nutrition
  • Grazier's arithmetic
    • System layout and design
    • Water systems
    • Economics
    • Fencing
  • Extending the grazing season

The Management Intensive Grazing School sponsored by the Camden County Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service and the University of Missouri Extension is being offered on Wednesday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Thursday, April 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Laclede Electric Cooperative Meeting Room at 370 Old South Highway 5, Camdenton.

The cost of the two day grazing school is $150 per person or $200 per couple from the same farm and sharing materials.  Included in this fee are the resource books, handout materials and lunch and refreshments for both days.  Space is limited to the first 25 paid in full participants.  The registration fee must be paid in full by Monday, April 1.  Checks should be made payable to Camden SWCD.  Registrations can by made by completing the registration form below.  For more information, call the Camden County Soil and Water Conservation District Office at 573-346-5125.

Management Intensive Grazing School brochure/registration form (PDF)

Affordable Care Act training being offered

Affordable Care Act training is being offered for financial and helping professionals to help clients understand the ACA.  Training is free and open to the public.  Lunch is included at no cost.  Workshop topics include the following:

  • Basics of the Affordable Care Act
  • How to help individual and family consumers navigate the marketplace
  • How to integrate Marketplace insurance into a financial plan
  • Tools to help uninsured clients
  • Employer-sponsored health insurance under the ACA

All workshops are from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

  • May 15, 2019  Osage Beach
  • September 18, 2019 Eldon
  • October 16, 2019 Versailles

Registration is required.  Go to

Affordable Care Act flyer (PDF)

Ozark Prairie Master Gardener Chapter of Morgan County offering scholarship

The Ozark Prairie Master Gardener Chapter of Morgan County is offering a $300 scholarship for a junior or senior from Morgan, Moniteau, Miller or Camden Counties in College and are majoring in Agriculture or Horticulture.  More details about the scholarship and application are included in the document below.  The application deadline is Saturday, June 1, 2019.  Applications can be emailed to Joni Harper, by the application deadline.

Ozark Prairie Master Gardeners Scholarship Program (PDF)

2018 MU Extension in Camden County Annual Report

Check out the flip book version of the MU Extension in Camden County Annual Report.

Soil testing

Soil tests save time and money.  Soil testing is the best guide to the wise and efficient use of fertilizer and soil amendments, said Manjula Nathan, director of the University of Missouri Extension Soil Testing and Plant Diagnostic Services.  Whether you grow acres of row crops or have a vegetable patch in the backyard, a soil test will provide you with an analysis of nutrients and a set of recommendations for any improvements.

We frequently get questions from customers like, 'I apply fertilizer every year. How come my plants are not doing well?'" Nathan said.

"Most of the time the problem is they never have done a soil test, but have been guessing on fertilizer requirements," she said. "They do not realize that by guessing they are wasting money by over- or under application, and the excess fertilizer can end up in streams, ponds and underground water, polluting the environment."

Soil testing provides analysis of pH, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, organic matter percent, neutralizable acidity, cation exchange capacity and nutrient requirements.  For information on test results, see MU publication G9112, Interpreting Missouri Soil Test Reports. Regional specialists also can assist you with additional information and recommendations. Soil testing can be done through the extension office. See Services for details.

Soil testing brochure (PDF)
How to take a soil test YouTube video 
Soil testing YouTube video 

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