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Upcoming classes at Wright County Extension

Programs are always posted in our online calendar but these upcoming classes being held at the Wright County Extension Center deserve a special mention.

  • Starting a Business, March 8: details here
  • Missouri Fence Law, March 10: details here
  • Dairy Seminar, Feb. 24: details here
  • Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Feb. 15: details here

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Don’t guess; soil tests save time, money

Soil testing is the best guide to the wise and efficient use of fertilizer and soil amendments. Whether you grow acres of row crops or have a vegetable patch in the backyard, a soil test will provide you with an analysis of nutrients and a set of recommendations for any improvements. Soil testing can be done through the extension office. Soil tests cost $15 per sample. Make sure your soil is dry when you bring it in. A soil probe and an auger can be checked out from the extension office. Soil testing publications

Search for Missouri Century Farms continues

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1911, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. Missouri Century Farm