Invitation to Participate

MU Extension cannot fulfill its mission of extending the educational resources and knowledge base of the University of Missouri to people without a full partnership with local residents.  Dent County Extension Council is looking for individuals that may be interested in being a member of our Extension Council.  Please read this brochure and send in the completed form if you are interested in participating.  Select this Consent for Nomination form if this will be your first term, if elected.  Select this Consent for Re-election form if you are willing to be on the ballot for a second term.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call our office at (573) 729-3196 or email 

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 January 1, 2018, 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..........$15.50 per sample

     5 - 9 Samples..........$14.50 per sample

     >10 Samples...........$14.00 per sample

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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