Rural Online Initiative

Master Remote Work Professional Certificate Course

  The initiative teaches citizens how to capitalize on the Remote Work Revolution and use virtual jobs to revive their economies.

       Two course offerings:

  • October 7 to November 2
  • November 4 to December 7              Oc

     More information and enrollment. 

Johnson County Farm Family of the Year.

Congratulations to the Phoenix Family who represented Johnson County at the Missouri State Fair. 

Flood-related Resources

Unfortunately, from drought to floods.  Here are your Extension resources for flooding concerns

Online resources:

Upcoming Programs & Workshops

Information Session on Remote Work Certificate Program, Rural Remote, Thursday, September 19, 6 p.m. Extension Office

Those Pests

Controlling Moles.

Bees and Wasps.

Mud Daubers: Social or Solitary?                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Description and Habits


Musk Thistles



Soil Testing

Basic soil testing analyzes nutrient content and fertility status. Results include fertilizer and lime recommendations. Additional tests are available for nutrient management plans, environmental issues, potting mixes, compost, manure and water usage. Each sample should contain about 1½ cups of dry soil from 6 to 7 inches deep. Consult our soil testing publications for specific instructions. Results are typically provided within two weeks.

Soil Testing for Lawns

Soil Sampling Pastures

Soil Sampling Gardens

Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Soil Testing

There is a $20 per sample fee for testing soil. Results are normally returned within two weeks. Soil samples should be dry; wet samples will delay results.

Feed Testing

Custom Laboratory in Monett, MO is recommended by our regional agronomist for feed testing. The form and samples should be submitted to them direct.

Missouri Master Naturalists

The Missouri Master Naturalist program mixes science with service, engaging Missourians in stewardship of the state's natural resources through science-based education and volunteer community service. The program is a partnership between the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Missouri University Extension.  

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