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 Publication G427 - 2015 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri (PDF)

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


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 2017

  • Monday, Jan. 2 — New Year's
  • Monday, Jan. 16 — Martin Luther King's Birthday
  • Monday, Feb. 13 — Lincoln's Birthday
  • Monday, Feb. 20 - President's Day
  • Monday, May 8 — Truman Day
  • Monday, May 29 — Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, July 4 — Independence Day
  • Monday, Sept 4 — Labor Day
  • Monday, Oct.9 — Columbus Day
  • Friday, Nov. 10 — Veterans Day
  • Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 & 24— Thanksgiving
  • Monday, Dec 25 — Christmas


2017 Council Meetings (PDF)