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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.


Administrative Support.  Clinton County Extension Council is seeking a professional, friendly and organized individual with Microsoft computer skills to perform customer service, website updates, event coordination, and other office duties in support of the council and MU Extension staff.

This position is an employee of Clinton County University of Missouri Council and is responsible for a variety of secretarial work and some office management for the county extension programs.

Position is located at 101 South Main, Plattsburg, MO, is non-exempt,  Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, regular office hours. 

Minimum requirements:  high school diploma or equivalent, ability to accurately type 50 words per minute, proficient Microsoft computer skills including Word and Excel, and effective written and verbal communication skills. 

Beginning hourly salary $8/hour. 

Applications should be returned to:  Clinton County Extension Office, PO Box 294, Plattsburg, MO 64477.Applications will be reviewed starting June 18 with an anticipated start date of July 14.  For more information or questions, please call 816-539-3765 or email

EEO/AA/ADA Employer

Application for Employment (PDF)

Click on below link for Clinton County 2013 Annual Report

Annual Report 2013 (PDF)

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


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

2014 Century Farm Family Information

Here’s the website on Missouri Century Farms:  The 2014 applications won’t be available until February 1, 2014.  But here’s some information for you…

Applications are available from approximately Feb. 1 through May 15 from the MU Extension office in your county or from University of Missouri-Century Farms, Extension Publications, 2800 Maguire Blvd. Room E1, Columbia, MO 65211.

A fee of $65 (if you apply by May 1) is required to cover processing costs, one certificate, a booklet and one two-sided metal sign (includes MU and Missouri Farm Bureau logos) for each approved farm.

Send a completed application, order form and a check made made payable to University of Missouri-Century Farms for the total amount on your order form. Return completed applications to

University of Missouri-Century Farms
Extension Publications
2800 Maguire Blvd. Room E1
Columbia, MO 65211

or to the Clinton County MU Extension office.  For more information, call toll-free 1-800-292-0969 or email Extension Publications.

Applications must be postmarked by May 15, 2014.  Late applications cannot be accepted.

Current Missouri Cash Rental Rates for Agriculture

The Missouri Cash Rental Rates for 2013 are available now at or view the PDF guide.  The information is compiled through 2011.    MU Extension publication G302, 2012 Custom Rates for Farm Service in Missouri is also available.

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 $20 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