Money $mart for 4-H Youth Age 8-13

Money $marts is a workshop for kids ages 8-13 to teach them about financial responsibility.  This event will be held Thursday, December 29 at the Walsworth Community Center in Marceline.  Activities include goal setting, budgets, the allowance game, skill-a-thons, role play, and bank tours of US Bank and Regional Missouri Bank.  Registration will begin at 9 am and the workshop will end at 3 pm.  Lunch and snacks will be provided.  The event fee is $25 for 4-H members and $30 for non-members.  Deadline to register is Monday, December 12, but registration is limited, so don't delay!  Registration form is available here or at the Extension Office.

4-H Camp Counselor Application

4-H members ages 14 and over who are interested in being camp counselors may apply by completing the application by January 13.  Counselor registration fee is $30, and includes counselor trainings, camp fee (for the first 5 accepted counselors), and counselor t-shirt.  The application is available here and at the Extension Office.

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.