Candidates Sought to Serve on University of Missouri Extension Council

The Moniteau County University of Missouri Extension Council is now accepting nominations from members of the public interested in serving on the Council beginning in March 2015.

Council members assist in identifying, planning and marketing extension programs in the county, providing local extension governance, and serving as ambassadors of University of Missouri Extension.

Every county in Missouri has an Extension Council made up of elected and appointed members who represent the broad educational needs and backgrounds of people in the county.  Council candidates must be at least 18 years old and reside in the district they represent. Council members are elected to serve a two-year term on the Extension Council.

The Moniteau County Extension Council will have positions open in – (Map of Voting Districts (PDF))

Northern District 1- two positions open

Western District 2- three positions open

The upcoming 2015 public election will occur in January.

If you are interested in serving on the University of Missouri Extension Council, or to secure additional information about the election process please contact the Morgan/Moniteau County Extension Center,  573-378-5358 or by email .  Nominations are due by December 5, 2014.


Serving Moniteau County

MU Extension does not currently have an office in Moniteau County, but the regional faculty headquartered in Morgan County offer educational programming for Moniteau residents. Moniteau County youth specialists maintain information and listings of local 4-H clubs. To find another regional specialist, see the list of faculty and staff serving Moniteau County.

The combined Moniteau/Morgan County Extension Center is located in the Morgan County Courthouse in Versailles, Mo. Contact the extension center at 573-378-5358 or

Soil test price increase

Soil test prices are1-4 soil test at $15 per sample, 5-8 soil test at $14 per sample and 9 or more samples will be $13.50 per sample.

Business programs for new businesses

Chris Thompson, Cole County business specialist, hosts classes, including Starting a Small Business: The First Steps and The Basics of Writing a Business Plan, for new businesses almost every month. Interested? Visit our Business programs page or email Chris at

Join 4-H

There are 6 active 4-H Clubs in the county. You don't have to grow up on a farm to belong to 4-H.  4-H is open to all youth ages 5-18. Contact youth specialist Dana Joerling at or 573-378-5358 to find out more.

Master Gardeners

This group of train volunteers is a great way to get your home gardening questions answered. You can contact the Ozark Prairie Master Gardeners representive Andi Woodson at  573-377-4577 or email