the services and resources of the University
of Missouri and Lincoln University close to
help improve your life.
Webster County Extension Center
800 S. Marshall
St. (South Highway A)
Marshfield, MO 65706
Phone: 417-859-2044 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 12:45 - 4:30 p.m.
Services offered through the Webster County Extension
Business Development Program Services
MU Extension business specialists provide assistance to those wanting to start,
maintain or expand a business through the
Business and Technology Development Centers (MO SBTDC), and via
Technical Assistance Centers (MO PTAC), which guide firms interested in
doing contract business with federal, state and local governments.
development and commercialization), helps researchers and technology-based firms
to develop products and services and to pursue R&D funding through such sources
as SBIR and STTR government agency awards.
Soil Testing and Plant Diagnostic Services
Crop producers, commercial horticultural growers and home gardeners can
receive diagnoses for plant diseases or pest infestations, and have soil
analyzed. Soil testing provides analysis of
phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, organic matter percent, neutralizable
acidity, cation exchange capacity and effective neutralizing material (EMN).
Customers will receive recommendations for
(or acidifying). Tests for nitrate, boron, zinc, sulfur, iron, manganese and
copper also are available at additional cost. For information on sampling
G9215 Soil Sampling Pastures and
G9217 Soil Sampling Hayfields and Row Crops.
For information on test results, see
"Interpreting Missouri Soil Test Reports". Regional specialists
also can assist you with additional information and recommendations. Contact us
for more information.
- Plant Diagnostic Clinic The
MU Plant Diagnostic Clinic identifies insects, diseases and weeds, and
provides management solutions for these problems.
Nematology Laboratory This laboratory examines soil and plant samples
qualitatively and quantitatively for the presence of plant parasitic
nematodes. Recommendations are provided for management strategies to reduce
the effect of nematodes on plant growth and yield.
- Soil and Plant Testing
Laboratory The MU Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory provides fertilizer
recommendations based on soil or plant analysis to farmers, home owners,
vegetable and fruit growers, golf course superintendents, and lawn and
Family Nutrition Education Program
Nutrition Education Program helps
limited-resource families and individuals improve
their health and fitness. Education focuses on
teaching healthier eating habits, understanding of
food safety and better management of food dollars.
FNEP is available to individuals, groups and
school at no cost. Contact us for more information
Center for Distance and Independent Study
Pick up your copy of the University of
Missouri Center for Distance and Independent Study
catalog. The center offers university-level credit
and non-credit courses. Check out MU High School,
a fully-accredited program, offering individual
courses or a complete curriculum, as well as
core-subject curriculums for grades 3-8. CDIS
course tests may be taken at the extension center;
contact us for more information.
MU Direct: Continuing and Distance Education
Continuing and Distance Education offers
online degrees in education, journalism and
several health-care fields, including nursing,
management, informatics and respiratory therapy.
These are available to students across Missouri
and beyond. Mid-Missourians can pursue a bachelor
of general studies or master of public
administration by attending MU In The Evening
Canner Gauge Tests
Bring your dial-type pressure canner
lid to extension center for testing and
examination. Dial-type gauges should be tested
annually to ensure accuracy and prevent bacterial
contamination of preserved foods. (Testing is not
necessary for weighted gauges.) Testing is offered
for a nominal fee.