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 Saving Tips

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).


Fair Entry Due Dates

The Contest Event will be held June 30 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Pre-registration is due June 15.

The Johnson County Small Animal Show will be Friday, July 13, the dog show will be Sunday, July 8, at 2:00 PM and the cat show will be Saturday, July 14, at 3:00 PM all at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Pre-registration is due June 27.

All 4-H and FFA members entering animal exhibits (goats, sheep, lead line, beef, swine, dairy, ham/bacon and horse) in the Johnson County Livestock Show must submit entries no later than June 27! These are open to youth 4-H and FFA members outside of Johnson County.

All 4-H indoor exhibit registrations are due no later than June 27!



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.  

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