Barton County


NOTE: The University of Missouri Extension Barton County office hours will change to 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday thru Friday. Effective September 1, 2023.

We bring Mizzou to Barton County.

Map of Missouri highlighting Barton CountyThrough a network of county offices, the University of Missouri solves problems and engages with communities across all 114 counties and the City of St. Louis.

MU faculty, staff and elected council members, who live in your community, work with you to identify local interests and issues and then offer relevant programming and resources to meet the unique needs of you and your community.

Our job is to partner with communities to find solutions with credible, science-based information that will help you:

  • Grow safe and healthy food
  • Build and grow profitable businesses
  • Improve your health and relationships
  • Increase agricultural production
  • Update professional training in business, health and safety
  • Engage youth as valued, contributing citizens 

Explore the MU Extension website and Barton County pages to discover how MU Extension can enhance your life.

Crop scouting reports

Crop scouting is an essential part of integrated pest management (IPM). Scouting programs are designed to protect and maximize crop yield and quality while minimizing the risk associated with pesticide use.

Events and online courses


801 E. 12th St.
Lamar, MO 64759

Office hours

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday–Friday


Handicapped parking is available on the east side of the building.