Mushroom cultivation workshop

Two mushroom growing workshops will be offered in northeast Missouri. The focus of these workshops will be on growing oyster, winecap and shiitake mushrooms. The workshop on Friday, October 2 will be at the Missouri Department of Conservation office in Kirksville from 9-3. The workshop on Saturday, October 3 will be at the Macon County Park Floral Hall in Macon from 9-3. The speaker is Gregory Ormsby Mori, education and outreach coordinator for the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry. Pre-registration is required by September 25. Get more information on the Kirksville class (PDF) and Macon class (PDF).

Carbon Monoxide and Radon in the Home

Did you know that some of the most serious health and safety problems may start at home? There are resources to help keep your home free of dangerous levels of carbon monoxide and other harmful gases. Join us at the Adair County Extension Center for our monthly lunch and learn series on Thursday, September 10 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. and learn where to find carbon monoxide and radon in your home, how to install and use carbon monoxide alarms, and how to routinely inspect your home for problems. The program is free and lunch will be available for a small fee if you pre-register by Monday, September 7. Call 665-9866 for more information.

Pesticide collection for Missouri farmers and households

September 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Charles Krueger – Public Works Complex, 2001 North Osteopathy in Kirksville. Items accepted are pesticides, fungicides, rodenticides, insecticides, herbicides, dewormers, fertilizers containing herbicide or pesticides, and fly tags. For more information, see the flyer at

Missouri Livestock Symposium

December 4 & 5, 2015 at the William Matthew Middle School, Kirksville, MO. More information available at


We've moved!!

Our office has moved to the Courthouse Annex in Linneus. Please use the south entrance.

The address of our new location is 109 North High Street.

Our new fax number is 660-895-5124, please call first.


Soil Testing 

Soil testing saves time and money. Whether you grow acres of row crops or have a vegetable patch in the backyard, a soil test will provide you with an analysis of nutrients and a set of recommendations for improvements. Call or visit the University of Missouri Extension Office in Linn County for details (660-895-5123).. Basic testing is $18 for the first test, $10 for every test after. Additional fees are required for additional tests. Each sample box requires at least 2 cups of dry soil. Results will be mailed to you in 10 to 14 working days.

 Popular publications

MU Extension publications G302, 2012 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri

Mu Extension publications G427, 2011 Cash Rental Rates

Office closings

The extension center is closed on legal holidays observed by Linn County government. The MU Extension Office in Linn County and courthouse are closed on the following dates for 2015

  • Thursday, Jan. 1 — New Year's
  • Monday, Jan. 19 — Martin Luther King's Birthday
  • Thursday, Feb. 12 — Lincoln's Birthday
  • Monday, Feb. 16 — Washington's Birthday
  • Friday, May 8 — Truman Day
  • Monday, May 25 — Memorial Day
  • Friday, July 3 — Independence Day
  • Monday, Sept. 7 — Labor Day
  • Monday, Oct.12 — Columbus Day
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11 — Veterans Day
  • Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 and 27 — Thanksgiving
  • Friday, Dec 25 — Christmas