Advanced Beekeeping Workshop

An Advanced Beekeeping Workshop will be held Wednesday, June 1 from 9 am to 4 pm at the Macon Area Career Center in Macon.  The class is sponsored by University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Vegetable Growers Association.  The class is limited to 30 people and you must have taken the beginning beekeeping class or be a beekeeper to attend.  The workshop will be taught by experienced beekeepers Jim and Valerie Duever, of Jim 'n' I Farms, Inc.  They have been keeping bees for honey production for about 14 years on their farm in Bachelor, MO. 

More information and a registration form can be found at or call the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866.  ?Pre-registration is required by May 27.

2015 Cash Rental Rates In Missouri

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

Missouri Crop Performance Corn & Soybean Yield Book

Corn & Soybean Yield books are now available at the University of Missouri Macon County Extension Office.

Extended Office Hours on Tuesdays

The office hours for Tuesdays have been extended.  8:00 am to 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

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.