Extension Council Election Results

The Lincoln County Extension Council is comprised of elected and appointed citizens who guide local MU Extension educational programming.  County Council members (1) work with regional specialists to provide the county educational programs, (2) manage finances of local extension operations, (3) provide personnel to carry out extension activities, and (4) elect and organize the local extension council.

Every January, council members are selected through an election process.  The following were elected to serve on the Council beginning March 1, 2019 through February 29, 2020:  Kyle Allen, Sharon Keim,  Karen Crouch, Melitta Shields, and Julie Reisinger.  These newly elected members will join returning members Tim Asbridge, Jerry Fox, Tim Kemper, Marilu Lasater, Michael Mudd, Sean Michael O'Brien and Brian Utterback.  Joe Kaimann will represent the Lincoln County Commission on the council.

Meetings are open to the public on the fourth Monday of each month at the office beginning at 7 p m.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training Scheduled February 7

Ag producers wanting to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides must have a certified private pesticide applicators license issued by the Missouri Department of Agriculture.  A Private Pesticide Applicator training class will be held Thursday, February 7 at the Lincoln County Extension Center, 880 West College, Troy, from 6 p m to 8:30 p m. .  To register, contact the Lincoln County Extension Center by calling 636-528-4613.  

There is no cost for the training. However, EPA requires producers to have a copy of the "Private Pesticide Applicator Core Manual" which will be available during the training for $12.  The training is for producers of agriculture commodities wanting to become a certified private applicator or for growers needing recertification training to renew their license for five years.   

Estate Planning Seminar scheduled

The Lincoln County Extension Foundation is holding a free estate planning seminar on Tuesday, February 26 beginning at 7 p m at the Lincoln County Extension center in Troy.  James Preston, Assistant Executive Director, University of Missouri Gift Planning and Advancement Department, will discuss the following topics:

* How will I provide for minor children and other dependents?

*What is the difference between a will and a revocable living trust?

How are assets owned?

What will taxes do to my estate?

Who should benefit from my estate?

Plus many other topics.  Please RSVP to 636-528-4613 by February 22.

Meeting room available with a new look

Do you need a place to hold a meeting, host a birthday party, baby shower or family gathering? The meeting room is available for outside rental for a very reasonable fee.  Details for rental and regulations are available by calling or stopping by the office. The Council completed extensive renovations in November 2018.  Why not stop by for a first-hand look? 


Testing Pressure Canner Lids


The art of preserving foods is very popular.  The safety of the canned food product is vital to the well-being of those individuals enjoying the canned product.  The Lincoln County Extension Center offers testing of canner gauges to ensure accuracy when processing food products. The testing process takes approximately 10-15 minutes.  If the canner base and lid are available, a visual inspection of the canner is conducted with results provided to individuals. However, the pressure gauge can be tested separately, if desired.  Be safe, please call in advance to schedule a time to test your pressure canner gauge.  Times are available between 8:30 a m to 4:30 p m, Monday through Friday..

Testing equipment is available for the following products: Presto; National; Maid of Honor and Magic Seal.   We are unable to test All American.

Please contact the extension center if you have further questions or need information on food preservation.

Your community classroom

MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in Lincoln County. We connect people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of our communities. MU Extension in Lincoln County is your one-stop source for practical education and information on almost anything.

MU Extension partners with the Lincoln County Commission and other local organizations to provide education, information and services that meet people’s needs. The elected and appointed members of the Lincoln County Extension Council provide guidance in identifying those needs to ensure that our educational programs are relevant, reliable and responsive.

Whether it’s resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to explore our website, call or email to learn how we can help you.”

Fair dates for 2019!

The Lincoln County Fair will be held July 9-13 at the fair grounds in Troy, Missouri.  Additional information will be available at www.lincolncountyfair.net. 

The Missouri State Fair will be held August 8-18 in Sedalia. Additional information on the Missouri State Fair can be found at www.mostatefair.com as event plans are finalized.