Missouri Rural Survey 

The second Missouri Rural Survey is currently underway; its purpose is to solicit input from Missouri residents, business owners, and elected officials on the issues they believe are important in sustaining local communities and building a strong local economy.  The survey is jointly sponsored by the Missouri Rural Development Partners, Missouri Department of Economic Development's Office of Rural Development, MU Division of Applied Social Sciences (DASS) and MU Extension.  The results will be used by each agency to help guide their programming so they can better address challenges facing Missouri’s rural communities.  Link to the survey:  https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_01k9LfYMwumdUiN.  The 2017 survey report can be found here:  The Missouri Survey 2017.  If you have questions or would like a paper copy of the 2018 survey, please contact Sharon Gulick (GulickS@missouri.edu) or Pat Curry (CurryMP@missouri.edu). 

 

2018 Missouri Cash Rental Rate Survey

Whether you are a landowner or a tenant, your response to this survey provides valuable information to Missouri farmers. Farmers seek and use the University of Missouri cash rental rate survey results to make business decisions. This survey seeks information about cash rental rates for cropland, pastureland, grain bins, and hunting leases.  Survey results will be summarized and reported online. You can see past cash rental rate survey results at https://extension2.missouri.edu/G427.  This survey is anonymous and should take about 5 minutes to complete. You only need to complete the sections of the survey that apply to you.  Click on the link to take the survey: 2018 Cash Rental Rate Survey

 

Using Social Media in a Disaster

A unique publication that gives best practices and suggestions for using social media in a community following a disaster. Information and provided guidelines in this updated 30-page publication grew out of the first-hand experience of volunteers Rebecca and Genevieve Williams and MU Extension specialist David Burton had building a Facebook community following the Joplin (2011) tornado and the Branson (2012) tornado. Using Social Media in a Disaster.pdf

 

Don't guess....Soil test 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. The cost is $20 per sample and results are typically provided within two weeks. 

Other Popular MU Extension Publications

2015 Pest Management Guide (PDF)

Pasture Weed and Brush Control Guide (PDF)

2016 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri (PDF)

2012 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri (PDF)

Vegetable Planting Calendar (PDF)