Local highlights

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.

2019 Missouri Century Farm Application Process Open February 1 thru May 15.



Upcoming Programs  

Misc. Links of Interest

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.

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.

J. Milton Turner, An American Hero

Readers of all ages will enjoy J. Milton Turner, An American Hero.  This 8 1/2 x 11, well written, beautifully illustrated, four color, hard cover book covers the life of James Milton Turner, a towering figure in advancing human rights, especially in the state of Missouri.  Dedicating his entire life to freedom, equality and the value of a good education, It also pays homage to Turner, a man who founded  22 schools in Missouri and who fought tirelessly his entire life for freedom and equality.  At the end of the book, the author has added a series of questions meant to encourage additional learning and discussions about and the time in which he lived.  The book also includes a glossary of terms for students to refer to as they read the book.  Click here to view video news report.

The book is available for sale at the Cooper County University of Missouri Extension Center.  If you have any questions, please contact Todd Lorenz at 660-882-5661 or by email at lorenzt@missouri.edu.