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The University of Missouri Extension Center in Webster County provides high-quality educational programs and services on issues of high priority to citizens of the county and region.


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Calendar of Upcoming Programs

Date & Time Description,  Location & Contact Person
Calendar of Events Click here for a listing of educational programs in the 16-county Southwest Region of Missouri.
By appointment, at no charge

A 242-page reference handbook entitled "Applying Pesticides Correctly" is available for a $12 fee  

Private Pesticide Applicator Certification
Farmers interested in buying pesticides listed as "restricted-use" need a state-issued license to purchase them.  The Webster County Extension Center in Marshfield is now offering the training by computer.  The user-friendly computer-based CD-ROM training takes about three hours to cover 11 different modules.  The training is offered by appointment during Extension Center working hours, and is open to anyone at least 18 years of age.  Once the training is complete, it takes about two weeks to receive the five-year license from the Missouri Department of Agriculture.
2003-2004 Tree Seedling Order Form Missouri Department of Conservation Tree Seedling Order Forms are available around the first week of November. Come into the Webster County Extension Center office in Marshfield to pick up your free form or pick one up at the Missouri Department of Conservation office in Springfield, or order on-line at www.conservation.state.mo.us/forest/nursery/seedling/.  Orders are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis until supplies are depleted and each year many species sell out quickly.

 

4hclvr-tiny.gif (1044 bytes) 4-H Council meets the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Webster County Extension Center in Marshfield, Missouri.

 


Webster County Family & Community
Education Association Clubs (FCE)
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Meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m.
Minnie Woodworth, President
184 State Highway MM
Niangua, MO 65713
Phone: 417-473-6492
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Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 12 p.m.
Kathy Haymes, President
1248 Beach Road
Conway, MO  65632
Phone: 417-859-4349
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Meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m.
Melinda S. Leonard, President
1831 Big Timber Rd.
Marshfield, MO  65706
Phone: 417-859-5575
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Meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 2 p.m.
Frances Delly, President
446 State Hwy AA
Elkland, MO  65644
Phone: 417-933-5449
Email: fdelly@msn.com
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Meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.
C. T. Johnson, President
Marshfield, MO 65706
Phone: 417-859-0538

Independent Study

bullet-blue-tiny.gif (529 bytes) University of Missouri Independent Study
    We are an affiliated testing site for approved high school and college courses.
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bullet-blue-tiny.gif (529 bytes) Missouri Master Gardener Program

    Get horticulture training and use your interest in gardening to help your
    neighbors learn more.


Testing Services

bullet-blue-tiny.gif (529 bytes) Soil Testing
Soil analysis at a cost of $12 per sample, is available through the Soil Testing Lab at the University of Missouri.  Turnaround time is 2-3 weeks, depending on the season.  Sample boxes and soil probes/augers for loan are available from the Webster County Extension Center to do your soil sampling.  A minimum of 15-20 subsamples of soil, mixed together and representing no more than 20 acres, are needed to provide an accurate composite sample for testing.

bullet-blue-tiny.gif (529 bytes) Food Canner Pressure Gauge Testing
Food canner pressure gauge testing is free and available during office hours. Bring in the lid with the gauge attached. An accurate gauge helps prevent food spoilage and possible food poisoning. Dial gauges should be checked annually, or especially if the lid has been dropped or submerged in water. Weighted gauges do not go out of adjustment and so do not need to be checked for accuracy.

For information on home canning see MU Guides GH1451 "Quality For Keeps: Food Preservation - Before You Start to Can, Learn the Basics" and GH1452 "Quality For Keeps: Food Preservation - Steps to Success in Home Canning"

If you need replacement parts for your food canner, check with your local hardware store or our supplier source list.

bullet-blue-tiny.gif (529 bytes) Forage Testing
Forage analysis is available through Livestock Nutrition Laboratory Services at the University of Missouri.  Cost varies with type of test, with discounts given to DHI members. Turnaround time is 3-7 days.  Samples should be mailed early in the week. Prepaid sample mailers and forage augers for loan are available from the Webster County Extension Center to do your forage sampling.  A minimum of 10 subsamples of forage, mixed together, are needed to provide an accurate composite sample for testing.

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The Webster County Extension Center can test your drinking water for pH, hardness, iron, chlorine, and nitrates for a cost of $10 per sample.  Provide a one-quart sample of water in a clean jar.

Bacterial testing of water for safety is available from the Webster County Health Unit, 233 E. Washington, Marshfield, MO.  Contact them at 417-859-2532 to obtain a specially-prepared bacterial sample bottle and instructions.   Cost of bacterial testing is $10 per sample.  The most accurate results are obtained by keeping the sample cool and in the dark and getting it to the State Public Health Laboratory in Springfield, Missouri within six hours of taking the sample.

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Manure analysis is available through Livestock Nutrition Laboratory Services at the University of Missouri.  Cost  is $20 by cash or $22 on credit.  Turnaround time is one week.  Samples should be mailed early in the week.  Instructions for obtaining a proper sample are available from the Webster County Extension Center.

bullet-blue-tiny.gif (529 bytes) Fescue Fungus Testing
Fescue fungus analysis is available through Livestock Nutrition Laboratory Services at the University of Missouri.  Cost  is $23 by cash or $25 on credit.  Samples should be mailed early in the week.  Test tube sets for collecting fescue leaf samples are available from the Webster County Extension Center.


University of Missouri Extension Web Manager:  Bob Schultheis
Webster County Extension Center
Email comments to: schultheisr@missouri.edu
Last revised: 01/24/2011

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