Macon County Extension Council Election January 16-20

Citizens of voting age in Macon County, pursuant to the provisions of Sec. 262-577, R.S. Mo. 69, will have an opportunity to vote and elect members to the University of Missouri Extension, Macon County Council during the week of January 16-20, 2017. The elected and appointed members of the Extension Council will guide and direct Extension work within the county. Candidates have been nominated for each of the elective positions in their respective districts. Each position is for a two-year term.

Click on the link on the left hand side of this page (Council Election--Voting Open).  Please vote during the week of January 16-20, 2017.

The nominees and their districts are as follows:

Position I Agriculture:  Vote for 1

Russell Kohl

Position II Agriculture:  Vote for 1

Lori Nelson

Angela Helton

Position III Education:  Vote for 1

Carol Burstert

Position IV HealthVote for 1

Michael Chambers

Position V Health:  Vote for 1

Christy Riekeberg

Position VI Agriculture:  Vote for 1

Steve Coulson

Andrea Bush

The Macon County Extension Center is located at:

404 N Missouri St., Ste B

Macon, MO 63552


The Macon County University of Missouri Extension Council

Lisa Tull, Chairman

Private Pesticide Applicator License Training

Missouri Department of Agriculture is requiring all persons renewing their Private Applicator License to do so by attending a training class.  This training is for those that need to re-certify their license and well as those that need to obtain their license for the first time. 

The Macon County Extension Office has set the following training date:  Thursday, February 23 at 1:00 at the FCS Office located at 509 HBC Rd in Macon ?OR 6:00 at the Macon County Extension Office located at 404 N Missouri St., Ste A.  You need to attend only one session.  If you already have the current Manual (date located on the back in the lower right hand corner New 12/97:Reviewed 1/11 Reprinted 2/16/3M) please bring it with you.  If you do not have one or it is outdated, you will need to purchase one at the class for $15.  Also, bring your current license card.  Trainings will take approximately 2 1/2 hours.  Space is limited.  Please reserve your spot now by calling 660-385-2173.

Other training dates and locations

Shelbyville--January 31, 3:00 or 7:00 Shelby County Extension Office

Moberly--February 9 2:00 or 6:00 Randolph County Extension Office

Kirksville--February 16 2:00 or 6:00 Adair County Extension Office

Linneus--February 23 2:00 or 6:00 Forage Systems Research Center 

2016-2017 Seedling Order Form

The Seedling Order Form from the Department of Conservation is now available at the Extension office.  The deadline to order is April 15, 2017.  To order online go to

2015 Cash Rental Rates In Missouri

The University of Missouri guide sheet for  2015 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri is now available.

Macon/Shelby Master Gardeners sponsor Healing Garden at Macon Samaritan Hospital

The University of Missouri Macon/Shelby Master Gardeners are leading the community in the development of two "Healing Gardens" at Samaritan Hospital in Macon, Mo. The recent completion of a new addition to the hospital promoted this opportunity to refresh a current garden and establish a new garden.

Monetary donations, physical labor and assistance in publicizing the engraved brick pavers will be greatly appreciated! A money-making event designating the funds to the garden would be welcome. All contributors will be recognized on a plaque within the hospital. Engraved bricks are available for $75. For more information, contact the Macon County Extension Office at 660-385-2173.

Monetary donations may be sent to Samaritan Healing Garden, c/o Melinda Reilly, 1205 N. Missouri St., Macon, MO  63552.

Donation/Brick Order Form (PDF)

Soil testing

Soil tests 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 Macon County Extension office for details. Basic testing is $20 per sample box. Additional fees are required for additional tests. Each sample box requires 2 cups of dry soil. Results will be mailed to you in 10 to 14 business days.

Joining 4-H is easy

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is young people making new friends and memories while preparing to be leaders of today and tomorrow. We are a volunteer-led organization that reaches boys and girls through small groups called clubs. 4-H members choose from over 40 projects in which to participate. Most projects use hands-on learning experiences to teach subject matter and life-skills such as cooperation, leadership and decision-making — skills that can be applied over and over for a lifetime. Clover Kid are ages 5-7 and 4-H member ages are 8-18. For more details, contact the Macon County Extension Office at 660-385-2173.

Fencing and boundary laws

Popular publications

Check out these popular publications. Printed copies also are available at the extension office.