Clinton County Extension Office
Clinton County residents have no trouble finding the extension office in our community. Just look for the University of Missouri black and gold spirit on display! We so much appreciate the support from our city and county residents. If you have any questions contact our office at 816-539-3765 or visit us Monday through Friday, 10 am - 3 pm.
Here's what Extension can do for you!
- Soil Testing for lawns, food production, farms
- Plant and Forage Diagnosis Clinic Services
- Positive Youth Development Programs such as 4-H
- Career and Distance Education for High School and College
- Gardening and Lawn Information and Master Gardener Training
- Agriculture and Natural Resources Information and Services
- Parenting and Family Support
- Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyles Classes and Information
- Focus on Kids....parenting class for divorcing parents required by Missouri Law
- Pesticide Applicator License Training
- Value Added Agriculture Programs
- Missouri Business Development Program, Small Business Start Up
- Food Circles...Conecting Farmers, Consumers and Communities
- ExCEED...Community Economic & Entrepreneurial Development
And MUCH MORE...
Any time is a good time to join 4-H
MU Extension 4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H helps young people make new friends, create memories and build leadership skills. 4-H is a volunteer-led organization that reaches boys and girls through small groups called clubs. 4-H members choose from over 40 project categories expanding out to more than 500 individual projects in which to participate. Most projects use hands-on learning experiences to teach subject matter and life skills such as cooperation, leadership and decision-making — skills applicable to every facet of life both now and in the future. For more information, contact Dale Hunsburger at 816-539-3765 or email@example.com.
Don’t guess; 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 can be done through the extension office. The cost is $16 per sample. Soil testing publications.
Trees add value to your landscape
Trees can provide your home with shade, wind protection and visual appeal. They can reduce energy costs, provide recreation for children and habitat for wildlife. Newly planted trees need special attention, and not all trees are suitable for all conditions. MU Extension’s horticulture experts have developed a series of publications to help you choose the right tree and get it established.
MU Extension publication G6800, Selecting Landscape Plants: Shade Trees
MU Extension publication G6805, Selecting Landscape Plants: Flowering Trees
MU Extension publication G6810, Selecting Landscape Plants: Uncommon Trees for Specimen Plantings
MU Extension publication G6815, Selecting Landscape Plants: Needled Evergreens
MU Extension publication G6820, Selecting Landscape Plants: Broad-leaved Evergreens
MU Extension publication G6850, How to Plant a Tree
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