Private pesticide applicator training
MU Extension provides private pesticide applicator training for producers as required for Missouri Department of Agriculture certification. Individuals must bring a copy of MU Extension publication M87, Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual, to the training.
See the private pesticide applicator remote training page or contact the field specialist in your county for details on training being offered via Zoom teleconference or by mail.
Canner gauge tests
Testing for dial-type pressure canner lids is available. Dial-type gauges should be tested annually to ensure accuracy and prevent bacterial contamination of preserved foods. (Testing is not necessary for weighted gauges.)
Additional testing services
Other services include chemical analyses of foods, feeds, fertilizers and water.
Vienna Job Center Access
The Maries County MU Extension Office is partnering with The Central Workforce Development Board, to provide easier Job Center access for Maries County residents. Instead of driving to the Missouri Job Center in Rolla, residents can now visit the Extension office to make an appointment for a virtual consultation with Job Center staff. The Job Center provides services including discussing Job opportunities, Job training, Apprenticeship programs, as well as resources for Veterans re-entering the workforce.