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The Cooper County Extension Center can provide you with research-based information in the areas of agriculture, business and the workforce, children and teens, community development, environmental quality, family life, farm management, financial education, home and garden, horticulture and nutrition and health.


Misc. Links of Interest

  • Flood / Disaster Related Resources
  • Not really sure what MU Extension is and what exactly we do?  Click here to view video that gives you the historical background and why we do what we are still doing today in MU Extension.
  • Upcoming Miscellaneous Programs Including Other Counties

  • Exercise Research Study Program for Older Adults

  • 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.  Click here to view MU Extension Soil Testing Lab's website for more info on soil testing.  Results are typically provided within two weeks.  Click here to view current testing fees.

  • Need a speaker for your club or group?  Click here for details on this FREE service provided by the University of Missouri.

  • Missouri Childcare Providers Listing 

  • Cooper County Resource Guide:  Provides information on resources throughout the county to help meet basic needs.

  • Central Missouri Community Action Area Resource Guide:  Cooper, Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole, Howard, Moniteau and Osage Counties

  • Cooper County Extension Council information:  Cooper County's Extension Council partners with the land-grant university to provide high-quality education and research-based information for Cooper County residents. Current council members are listed on the County extension council page. For in-depth resources, the County council information page archives council meeting minutes and offers details on meeting dates, policies and committees, as well as the history of extension in Cooper County.
  • State Fair Farm Family:  Congratulations to the Eric and Cindy Imhoff family, who were named the Cooper County State Fair Farm Family for 2018.  Please click here for more info. 
  • Cooper County Volunteers Inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame:  John and Barbara Holtzclaw of Boonville were recently inducted into the 2018 Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame.  Please click here for more info.
  • Missouri Land Grant Compact:  Offering Affordable Education to Missourians 

  • Info on Japanese Beetles:  Homeowners Info | Field Crop Info