Timely news

Free Cooking and Nutrition Information Classes start Oct. 7

Space is limited for this 5-week class series. Sign up now.  

Plan to attend our Fish Fry Fundraiser, Baked Goods Auction and Quilt Raffle on Oct. 30

See our flyer and share with your friends. See photos of the quilt and get your quilt raffle tickets.

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Match the herbicide to the weed to be controlled

See our guide for picking the right herbicide, rate, and timing to control pasture weeds and brush. Then calibrate your sprayer correctly. 

Soil testing time

Whenever the soil is not frozen is a good time to test your soil and find out what it needs for the upcoming growing season. Cost is $20 per sample. A soil auger or probe for taking samples is available for loan with a $100 returnable deposit. The soil sample should consist of 15-20 cores to a 6-inch depth from a maximum of 20 acres. We recommend bringing at least one pint of dry soil to our office, along with your field, lawn or garden information for helping complete the necessary paperwork.

Forage sampling especially important this year

Wet weather has made haymaking difficult. Forage quality will likely be poor. We loan forage probes to get accurate samples for testing. Learn more about this process.

Lawn mowing safety

Follow these tips to keep you and your family safe.  

Course Catalog 2015

See our catalog of MU Extension courses (PDF) that can be arranged to be conducted in Webster County.

Do you need an answer?

The faculty and staff of the Webster County Extension Center are available to assist you with unbiased, research-based information on a variety of topics. If you can't find what you are looking for on our website, give us a call at 417-859-2044 or email websterco@missouri.edu.