MU Soil Testing Lab fee Increase

Due to an increase at the MU Soil Testing Lab and increased postage rates,
the Harrison County Extension Center will now charge $20 per soil sample effective February 1, 2018.

Online synthetic auxin herbicide applicator 
training is now open. (Dicamba & 2-4-D products)

The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) requires certified applicators to complete online or in-person training before buying or using dicamba. MDA has designated MU Extension as the sole source for dicamba training. Only certified applicators may purchase or apply dicamba.

Visit to learn more about Missouri's requirements.
For more information contact Andy Luke, Regional Agronomy Specialist,
660-425-6424 or

Dates and locations for upcoming in-person training;

Feb. 9 - Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, 2601 S. Providence Rd, Columbia
Feb.12 - Quality Inn & Suites, 120 Lindsey Drive, Hannibal
Feb. 13 - City of Miner Convention Center,2610 E. Malone Ave., Sikeston

To register for in-person training or for more information, go to 
For questions about in-person training, call 573-882-7216.

VITA Tax Preparation
Monday, March 19, 2018

Save your Money, Get your Taxes done for FREE!

You can get FREE tax preparation assistance from IRS certified VITA/TCE preparer.
To schedule your appointment in Bethany, contact Marcia at 660-425-6434.

2018 Agricultural Updates &
Private Pesticide Applicators Training

This is an opportunity to receive the training to get your private pesticide applicator license. Missouri law requires a license to obtain and use restricted use pesticides. Get your training and learn about agriculture in Missouri.  A pesticide manual is required to receive your license.  If you do not have one with you they will be available at the training for $12.


2018 Ag Update Schedule Call you local Extension Office to register.


Missouri Farm Tax Record Books

The Harrison County Extension office now has the Missouri Farm Tax Record books in stock. Stop by during regular office hours, 8-12 & 1-4:30, Mon-Fri to pick yours up for only $6.50.

4-H Enrollment

I wanted to give you a reminder to make sure you get enrolled in 4-H this year in a timely manner.  I am attaching instructional PDF files to help you if you are having trouble.  If you need help you can contact your club leaders or me in the office.  Again let me know if you need anything! Bart A. Skroh , Harrison County Youth Development Program Associate,,  660-425-6434  Fax: 660-425-3772
New Enrollers 
Re-enrollers in 4-H 
2017 Background Check Form
Volunteer Application Process 

Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use

This monthly newsletter provides practical advice on a variety of subjects and reports on extension activities throughout the region. Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use

Updating History of Extension in Harrison County

Recently a booklet was found about the first 50 years of extension in Harrison County Missouri. The report titled "Excerpts From History 1919-1969," contains numerous entries that are amusing and gave some perspective about how the Extension service has impacted Harrison County. You can find some of the entries here on our website,  We wish to update the history of the extension center, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019. If you have any stories or information about the history of MU Extension in Harrison County in specific, please contact us by phone (660)425-6434 or email

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