You're Invited to a Birthday Party!!!

University of Missouri Extension celebrates 100 years of extending university-based research and knowledge beyond the campus into all 114 Missouri counties. In doing so, MU Extension has strengthened families, businesses and communities.

Join us Saturday, July 12 at Orscheln's parking lot at 710 South Main Street in Brookfield to help celebrate Extension's 100th birthday.  We will have a booth at the Orscheln's Kids Games event from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Give the prize wheel a spin and answer trivia questions about MU Extension, 4-H and Mizzou!!!

Soil Testing 

Soil testing save 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 Linn County Extension Office 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 extension office and courthouse are closed on the following dates for 2014

  • Wednesday, Jan. 1 — New Year's
  • Monday, Jan. 20 — Martin Luther King's Birthday
  • Wednesday, Feb. 12 — Lincoln's Birthday
  • Monday, Feb. 17 — Washington's Birthday
  • Thursday, May 8 — Truman Day
  • Monday, May 26 — Memorial Day
  • Friday, July 4 — Independence Day
  • Monday, Sept. 1 — Labor Day
  • Monday, Oct.13 — Columbus Day
  • Tuesday, Nov. 11 — Veterans Day
  • Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27 and 28 — Thanksgiving
  • Thursday, Dec 25 — Christmas