Extension Council Election Coming Soon

The Dent County Extension Council will be looking for SEVEN individuals to serve on the Dent County Extension Council for the 2020 term that runs from March 1, 2020 to February 28, 2022.  Deadline to be nominated for the council is November 27th, 2019.  The election will be open January 6th through January 10th, 2020.  If you would like to serve on the council, please fill out the Consent to be Nominated form listed below and mail to Dent County Extension, 112 E. 5th Street, Suite 4, Salem, MO  65560.  If you would be interested in being re-elected for the council, fill out the Consent to be Re-Elected form and mail to the address listed.  For more information about being a council member click here

Consent to be Nominated Form (PDF)
Consent to be Re-Elected Nomination Form (PDF)


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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