Meet MU Extension's Newest Face in Johnson County


Dr. Stephen Mukembo

County Engagement Specialist in Community and Economic Development

Taking Care of YOU This Holiday Season

Strategies from Melissa Cotton, MPH, County Engagement Specialist in Nutrition and Health Education

Parenting to Maximize the Season's Gifts

Minimize stress and maximize the gifts of the season

Master Gardeners Announce 2019 Certification Dates/Program

Informational Brochure and Registration Form


4-H Regional Energizer Registrations Being Accepted

Energizer information and registration.

Joyous & Healthy Holiday Season Tips

Healthier Eating for the Holidays


Mistletoe: A Dangerous Holiday Plant

Have yourself a berry little holiday

Safe travels for holiday gift food

Preserve it Safe for November/December

Enjoy your Poinsettia Beyond the Holiday

Three Dishes Using Holiday Leftovers

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Caution

Cook and Freeze Now to Avoid Holiday Stress

Avoiding a Holiday Meltdown

Planning & Sticking to a Budget to Relieve Holiday Stress

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. Consult our soil testing publications for specific instructions. Results are typically provided within two weeks.

There is a $20 per sample fee for testing soil. Results are normally returned within two weeks. Soil samples should be dry. Wet samples will delay results.

Five Strategies for Saving

As the price of food, clothing, shelter, education, healthcare, hobbies and vacations continue to rise, is it possible for budget-conscious parents to save money without making dramatic changes - without doing a complete lifestyle overhaul? As it happens, small sacrifices go a long way, and can make a big difference.

Here are 5 ways to save money, and they require practically zero effort. Click here for Dedra Thomas' article (PDF).

Missouri Master Naturalists

The Missouri Master Naturalist program mixes science with service, engaging Missourians in stewardship of the state's natural resources through science-based education and volunteer community service. The program is a partnership between the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Missouri University Extension.  

For More Information:  Click Here (PDF)


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