Candidates Sought to Serve on University of Missouri Extension Council

The Morgan 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 Morgan County Extension Council will have positions open in –

Haw Creek- three positions open

Moreau – two positions open

Osage – one position open

Mill Creek- one position open

Buffalo- one position 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.


Soil test price

Soil test prices are 1-4 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 7 active 4-H Clubs in Morgan 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 email 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 representative Andi Woodson at  573-377-4577 or email