Affordable Care Act training being offered

Affordable Care Act training is being offered for financial and helping professionals to help clients understand the ACA.  Training is free and open to the public.  Lunch is included at no cost.  Workshop topics include the following:

  • Basics of the Affordable Care Act
  • How to help individual and family consumers navigate the marketplace
  • How to integrate Marketplace insurance into a financial plan
  • Tools to help uninsured clients
  • Employer-sponsored health insurance under the ACA

All workshops are from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

  • September 18, 2019 Eldon
  • October 16, 2019 Versailles

Registration is required.  Go to

Affordable Care Act flyer (PDF)

2018 MU Extension in Camden County Annual Report

Check out the flip book version of the MU Extension in Camden County Annual Report.

Soil testing

Soil tests save time and money.  Soil testing is the best guide to the wise and efficient use of fertilizer and soil amendments, said Manjula Nathan, director of the University of Missouri Extension Soil Testing and Plant Diagnostic Services.  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.

We frequently get questions from customers like, 'I apply fertilizer every year. How come my plants are not doing well?'" Nathan said.

"Most of the time the problem is they never have done a soil test, but have been guessing on fertilizer requirements," she said. "They do not realize that by guessing they are wasting money by over- or under application, and the excess fertilizer can end up in streams, ponds and underground water, polluting the environment."

Soil testing provides analysis of pH, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, organic matter percent, neutralizable acidity, cation exchange capacity and nutrient requirements.  For information on test results, see MU publication G9112, Interpreting Missouri Soil Test Reports. Regional specialists also can assist you with additional information and recommendations. Soil testing can be done through the extension office. See Services for details.

Soil testing brochure (PDF)
How to take a soil test YouTube video 
Soil testing YouTube video 

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