Missouri Century Farm

 If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1916, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.

To qualify, farms must meet the following guidelines. The same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

For more information of application form go to http://extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm

2015 Cash Rental Rates In Missouri

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

Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Individuals needing to obtain or renew their Private Pesticide Applicators certification for the purchase of restricted use pesticides may attend one of the following training sessions.  In order to obtain certification each individual must purchase the official Private Pesticide Applicator Training Manual at a cost of $15.  Cash or checks are the ony accepted methods of payment.  Individuals already in possession of the reference manual (M87, 10/12/M) may bring it to a training session to avoid having to purchase a new manual.  Each training session will last approximately 2 hours.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training in Macon county will be offered on February 9th at 2:00pm at the FCS Office, 509 HBS Rd in Macon or 7:00pm at the Extension Office, 404 N Missouri St., Ste B in Macon.  To register for the 2:00 or 7:00 session, please call the Macon Extension Office at 660-385-2173.

The training will also be offered in Shelbyville at the Shelby County Extension Office.  It will be February 23rd at 3:00pm. or 7:00pm.  To register for Shelby County, please call 573-633-2640.

Farmer and landowners are required to hold a Private Pesticide Applicator certificate in order to purchase, apply or supervise the application of restricted use pesticides for the purpose of producing any agricultural commodity.  Private Pesticide Applicator certification is valid for 5 years, at which time the individual may renew their certification by attending another Private Pesticide Applicator Training session.

2015 Farmer's Tax Guides are here

The 2015 Farmer's Tax Guides are now available at the University of Missouri Macon County Extension Office.  For other tax forms and guides visit https://www.irs.gov/

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.

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.

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.