Wurdack Grazing School

University of Missouri Extension will host a Management Intensive Grazing School September 26-27 at the MU Hugo Wurdack Research Center near Cook Station.  The two-day program will include guest speakers covering the topics of grazing system layout and design, watering systems, fence systems, soil fertility, livestock nutrition, and forage growth and quality.  Additionally, extensive farm tours will be included to allow participants to receive training on grazing system utilization. 

The cost of the two-day school is $135 per person or $175 per farm couple.  This fee includes the cost of meals, resource books and other handout materials pertinent to the course. 

Space is limited for this program and registration along with full payment is required by September 20.  For more information, please contact Rachel Hopkins, MU Extension Ag Business/Community Engagement Specialist at    573-438-2671. To register, contact the Crawford County SWCD (Soil & Water Conservation District) office in Rolla, MO at 573-364-6202.  Click here to view the agenda and topics of discussion or to print the registration form.


Changes to Soil Sample Policy 

To keep the prices of each soil sample down to a minimum, the previous soil test policy has been revised.  Effective February 1, 2019, prices for regular soil tests will increase due to increases in lab fees and postage rates.  In addition, samples will be shipped on Tuesdays at NOON.  Samples received after noon on Tuesday will not be shipped until the following week, unless a large volume of samples are received and earlier shipment is warranted.  Customers who desire expedited shipment will be billed for actual shipping costs, plus a flat $5.00 handling fee.  Samples that are excessively wet will be dried prior shipment.  The prices per soil sample are:

     1 - 4 Samples..................$ 20.00 per sample

     5 or more Samples..........$ 19.00 per sample

Please read these instructions for How To Get Your Soil Tested


MU Extension's Impact in Dent County

Learn about the ways MU Extension serves our county and neighboring communities.
MU Extension: The University of Missouri in Dent County (PDF) (2017)

Pride Points from previous years:


Freeze branding irons now available for rent

Cost is $15 per day or $25 per weekend.  For further information contact MU Extension in Dent County at (573) 729-3196.

A.I. breeding barn available for rent

The A.I. breeding barn, located at the Dent County MU Extension Center, is available to producers at a rate of $50 per day. For more information, contact our office at 573-729-3196.

Breeding barn flyer (PDF)

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