Timely news

This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of University of Missouri Extension

Learn more about this investment in America that dates back to President Abraham Lincoln. See the history of extension and share this video with others. Find out what MU Extension does in Webster County.

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy exercise program coming to Webster County starting Jan. 23, 2015. 

Download and complete these forms to enroll. Registration deadline is Jan. 16. Cost is $25 per person.  

4-H online enrollment is underway

Enroll for the 2014-2015 program year. Cost is $8 per person through Dec. 31; $20 per person starting Jan. 1, 2015.

Which fuel costs the least for home heating this winter?

Use our Fuel cost comparison (XLS) to help you calculate the least-cost fuel for heating. Also, check out our Energy management page for resources on energy conservation and alternatives.

Pond leaks and weed control

We're getting lots of questions about sealing leaky ponds and dealing with aquatic weeds in them. Our pond construction and management resources may help answer your questions.

Course Catalog 2014

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

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.

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.