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 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.