Missouri Livestock Symposium

The Missouri Livestock Symposium will be held December 4 & 5 at the William Matthew Middle School in Kirksville, MO.  Besides the many educational programs on Saturday, the Symposium also features an agriculturally related trade show that begins at 4 pm on Friday and opens again Saturday morning at 8 am, a free beef meal on Friday evening at 6 pm and a free lunch on Saturday at noon.  For complete details go to www.missourilivestock.com 

2015-2016 Tree Seedling Order Form

The 2015-2016 Tree Seedling Order Form from the Missouri Department of Conservation is now available at the Extension Office.  The deadline to order is April 15, 2016 but some species sell out quickly.

Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

A Mushroom Cultivation Workshop will be offered at Macon County Park in Floral Hall on Saturday October 3. Learn to grow oyster, winecap, and shiitake mushrooms. Registration is $15 and is due to the Macon Extension office by Friday September 25. The Mushroom Cultivation Workshop flyer contains more information and the registration form.

4-H Sunday

The 2015 4-H Sunday program will be October 4 at the United Church of New Cambria.  The soup supper will begin at 6:00 and the program at 7:00..

4-H Recognition Program

The 2015 Recognition Program will be November 8 at the United Church of New Cambria.  The time will be announced later.  This event recognizes 4-H members, 4-H volunteers and community partners for their work and dedication to the Macon County 4-H program.  4-H members go to http://extension.missouri.edu/macon/award forms.aspx for award application forms.  All completed and signed forms are due to the Extension Office by October 9.

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.