2018 Macon County Extension Council Election




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 15-19, 2018. 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.

The online voting link is http://extension.missouri.edu/macon  Please vote during the week of January 15-19, 2018.


The nominees and their districts are as follows:

Position VII Business:  Vote for 1

Tom Wieberg

Position VIII Agriculture:  Vote for 1

Mark Rash

Position IX Education:  Vote for 1

Leigh Ann Grant

Position X 4-H:  Vote for 1

Josh Turnmire

Position XI Agriculture:  Vote for 1

Darrell Akins

Position XII Member At Large:  Vote for 1

Andrea Bush

To make additional nominations, contact the Extension Center within 20 days of this publication.

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 or viewing the training video


This training is for those that need to re-certify their license as well as those that need to obtain their license for the first time


The Macon County Extension Center has set the
following training date:

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

2:00 p.m. Or 6:00 p.m. at the Macon County Extension Office, 404 N Missouri, Ste B, Macon, MO

You need to attend only one session

Training will take approximately 2 1/2 hours to complete

Space is limited, please reserve your spot now by calling 660-385-2173


 As of January 2008, people with private pesticide applicator licenses

are required by state regulation to have a

Private and Commercial Application Core Training Manual

These can be purchased at the Extension Center at the cost of $15 when licenses are renewed.  If the date located on the back of your manual in the lower right hand corner is New 12/97: Reviewed 1/11; Reprinted 2/16/3M, you do not need to purchase one. 

Please bring your manual with you

Please bring your current license card with you


2016 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri

The University of Missouri guide sheet for 2016 Custom Rates in Missouri is now available.

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.