Make plans to attend             NEMO Soils & Crops Conference Thursday, February 8th!

 Speakers will include our two newest State Extension Specialist, Crop Pathologist, Dr. Kaitlyn Bissonnett, and Entomologist, Dr. Kevin Rice. Peter Zimmel, Economist with FAPRI-MU, will give a Market and Policy Outlook and Kent Shannon, regional Ag Engineer, will finish the meeting with talk on Ag Technology Management. 



2018 Extension Council Election to be held-Online Voting Available


This year the Marion County Extension Council elections will again include online voting in addition to paper ballots.  The election will run January 13-20, 2018. The names of seven people will be on the ballot. Additional candidates are also being sought in both District II (City of Palmyra) and District III (Union & Round Grove Townships). The nominees for the Districts are as follows:

District I – Fabius & Liberty Township

Michael Powell --- 2 year term


District II – City of Palmyra                                      

Dan Delaney --- 2 year term

Seeking additional candidate --- 2 year term


District III – Union & Round Grove Townships        

Glenn Wagner --- 2 year term

Seeking additional candidate --- 2 year term


District IV – Warren & South River Townships        

Richelle Behring --- 2 year term


District V – Miller & Rural Mason Townships          

Kay Ellis --- 2 year term

John Mack Ellis --- 2 year term


District VI – City of Hannibal   

Drew Ward --- 2 year term


Online or paper ballot voting is available. The on-line voting ballots will be available January 13-20, 2018 at the Marion County Extension Website Please look for the council election-voting open on the left hand side of the page. Paper ballots will be available January 15-19, 2018; 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Marion County Extension Office, Suite 201, Courthouse, Palmyra, MO. The new council will begin its duties on March 1, 2018, according to state law. University of Missouri Extension offers educational programs in such categories as agriculture and natural resources, family and financial education, nutrition, business and industry, community development, youth development (4-H), and related seminars and workshops.  Continuing Education for law enforcement, fire and rescue and nursing are offered through the Law Enforcement Training Institute, Fire and Rescue Training Institute, and the Sinclair School of Nursing – Extension Nursing Outreach. The Marion County Extension Council is composed of 12 elected members and up to six appointed members who represent eligible governmental units, agricultural organizations, 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapters. The county extension council works with local University of Missouri Extension faculty members in planning and making recommendations for educational programs.If you need special accommodations because of a disability, or need ballot materials in an alternative format, please contact the Marion County Extension Office at 573-769-2177 or  and reasonable accommodations will be made for you. An equal opportunity/ADA institution



Marion County's community classroom

MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in Marion County. We connect people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of our communities.

MU Extension partners with the Marion County Commission and other local organizations to provide education, information and services that meet people’s needs. The elected and appointed members of the Marion County Extension Council provide guidance in identifying those needs to ensure that our educational programs are relevant, reliable and responsive.

Whether it’s resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to explore our website, call or email to learn how we can help you.

Local highlights


Interested in having your child join 4-H?

Learn more here! Thank you for your interest (PDF)


Marion County 4-H Family Favorites cookbook now available

This cookbook is dedicated to the thousands of 4-H members, volunteers, and community supporters that have, for nearly 100 years, devoted their time, their energy, and their resources to help Marion County young people become strong, self-reliant, and competent individuals. The Marion County 4-H Council has collected the best recipes from 4-H members, family and friends and compiled them into an attractive keepsake cookbook. 

The cookbook contains nearly 375 well-loved recipes from some of Marion Counties best cooks,  including appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and many others.  Hard cover with a plastic-spine binding. Recipes include the contributor’s name, enabling you to find the recipes of family and friends.

All proceeds will go to the Marion County 4-H Council. $15 per copy. Checks payable to Marion County 4-H Council. Contact the Marion County Extension Center to order.

2016 Marion County Plat book available

The 2016 Marion County Missouri Platbook contains landownership maps showing acreage and parcel boundaries by township; aerial views of the public and private roadways; and maps of waterways, railways and section lines. The book includes boundary maps for municipalities, political townships, school districts and zip codes. Wall maps also are available. Platbooks are $30 each, maps $30. Both are available at the extension center in Palmyra.

Salt River Master Gardeners

The Salt River Master Gardeners are a group of Missouri Master Gardeners who meet monthly.