Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year Application due May 1


Applications are now being accepted for 2016 Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year. Applications are open to residents from any of the following counties in northeast Missouri: Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Randolph, Ralls, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, or Sullivan.

The individual receiving this award must have made a significant contribution to the livestock industry in northeast Missouri and/or beyond. Eligible applicants can be producers of livestock, agribusiness personnel, agency personnel, or agriculture researchers. Other parties who have been long-time supporters of the northeast Missouri livestock industry will also be considered. The selected applicant will become a member of the Northeast Missouri Livestock Producers Hall of Fame and will be inducted at a ceremony at the Missouri Livestock Symposium to be held in Kirksville on December 2 & 3, 2016. 

Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 1, 2016. Applications may be found at, at the Adair County Extension Center, 503 E. Northtown Road, Kirksville, MO or by calling 660-665-9866.

The successful applicant will be inducted into the coveted Northeast Missouri Livestock Producer Hall of Fame and receive a hand painted 20 x 24 framed oil portrait with plaque.

Past inductees include Larry Wiggins, DVM, Memphis, MO (2015); Bruce Lane, Lancaster, MO (2014); David Moore, DVM, Kirksville, MO (2013); Bill Sidwell, Queen City, MO (2012); Wayne “Doc” Smith, Winigan, MO (2011); Dale Watson, Kirksville, MO (2010); Garry Mathes, Greentop, MO (2009); Kenneth Eitel, Greencastle, MO (2008); Dr. Kyle Kent, Green City, MO (2007); Charles Selway, Williamstown, MO (2006); Paul Wilson, Shelbina, MO (2005); Bob Perry, Bethel, MO (2004) and Harold Trump, Luray, MO (2003).

If additional information is required, please call Garry Mathes at 660-341-6625 or the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866.

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

2015 Cash Rental Rates In Missouri

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

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

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.