Livingston County News You Can Use

Back to School Bonanza registration now open!

The purpose of this event is to provide health and safety information to Livingston County students who are in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. All students in attendance will receive a backpack with school supplies which are purchased through local community grants and donations.  

School supplies may only be picked up on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, between 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm during the Back to School Bonanza at the Calvary Baptist Church Family Life Center, 206 Locust Street.

The Livingston County Back to School Bonanza is open to Livingston County residents only who are entering Kindergarten - 8th grade. There are NO financial requirements.

Due to a lack of local funding, Shoes from the Heart will be unable to offer free shoes this year. We hope they are able to obtain support to come back to future events.

Click here to register!!   All applications are DUE on Monday, July 15, 2019.

Test your soil for better lawns and gardens

Avoid excessive fertilizer use, and guard against nutrient loss. A soil test shows exactly how much lime and fertilizer a lawn or garden needs. Science-based, reliable analysis and unbiased recommendations let you escape hit-or-miss gardening and lawn care. Contact the Livingston County Extension office today to find out how to collect a sample to bring in for analysis. The analysis is done at the University of Missouri Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory in Columbia at a cost of $18.00 (1 soil test) for regular analysis test. Each additional soil test $15.00.

Private Pesticide Applicators Training

Individuals needing to obtain or renew their Private Pesticide Applicator certification for the purchase of restricted use pesticides may come into the Livingston County University of Missouri Extension office and watch a 2 1/2 hour training video. The training is free, except for $12 for the Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual, if you already have the manual, then you must  bring it to the training. Family members can share one manual. Private Pesticide Applicator certification is valid for 5 years. To schedule a time to view the video contact the office at 660-646-0811 or


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