Services

Professional consultation

Faculty experts are available to answer specific questions and provide professional advice for individual situations. Fees may be charged for some consultation services. Call our office to speak to a faculty member or make an appointment.

Parman Green, program director for Carroll County and ag-business specialist, is available for consultation regarding a variety of issues. Call 660-542-1792 or email carrollco@missouri.edu.

Publications

MU Extension has publications on agriculture, natural resources, lawn and garden, home and consumer life, nutrition and health, families, community and leadership development, business and careers, emergency management and other topics. Prices vary by publication. 

Canner gauge tests

Testing for dial-type pressure canner lids is available. Dial-type gauges should be tested annually to ensure accuracy and prevent bacterial contamination of preserved foods. (Testing is not necessary for weighted gauges.)

Soil testing

Basic soil testing analyzes nutrient content and fertility status. Results include fertilizer and lime recommendations. Additional tests are available for nutrient management plans, environmental issues, potting mixes, compost, manure and water usage. Each sample should contain about 1½ cups of dry soil from 6 to 7 inches deep. Consult our soil testing publications for specific instructions. Results are typically provided within two weeks.

Fee for basic soil test is $10 per sample, plus $6 for shipping for first sample and $2 for each additional sample. Soil probe available at office.

Private pesticide applicator training

MU Extension provides private pesticide applicator training for producers as required for Missouri Department of Agriculture certification. Individuals must purchase or bring a copy of MU Extension publication M87, Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual, to the training. Manuals may be purchased at the extension center.

Training will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2012 from 2 - 4:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Farm Bureau building at 111 N. Mason Street in Carrollton, Missouri. Please call (660) 542-1792 to register.

Hay testing

Mailing materials and probes, or hay samplers, for forage testing by commercial labs are available as a convenience to our clients. Probes/samplers are recommended to get a proper sample.

Hay probe available for clients to borrow.

Distance education test proctoring

MU Extension proctors tests for students enrolled in Mizzou Online courses.