A New Look

Recent renovations at the Lincoln County Extension Center are nearing completion.  The meeting room has a complete new look.  Office staff invite you to stop by for a sneak preview of the changes.  The meeting room is available for booking for community events and private use with priority given to Extension-related activities.  Contact the office for availability.


Testing Pressure Canning Lids


The art of preserving foods is very popular.  The safety of the canned food product is vital to the well-being of those individuals enjoying the canned product.  The Lincoln County Extension Center offers testing of canner gauges to ensure accuracy when processing food products. The testing process takes approximately 10-15 minutes.  If the canner base and lid are available, a visual inspection of the canner is conducted with results provided to individuals. However, the pressure gauge can be tested separately, if desired.  Be safe, please call in advance to schedule a time to test your pressure canner gauge.  Times are available between 8:30 a m to 4:30 p m, Monday through Friday..

Testing equipment is available for the following products: Presto; National; Maid of Honor and Magic Seal.   We are unable to test All American.

Please contact the extension center if you have further questions or need information on food preservation.


Private Pesticide Applicator Training available

Growers wanting to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides must have a certified private pesticide applicators license issued by the Missouri Department of Agriculture.  Successful completion of University of Missouri Extension private applicator training is the requirement for receiving the license. Ag producers who were unable to attend the scheduled meeting but wishing to obtain a Private Applicator license should contact the office to schedule an appointment to view the Department of Agriculture video.  Contact the Lincoln County Extension Center by calling 636-528-4613. 

There is no cost for the training, however, EPA requires producers to have a copy of the "Private Pesticide Applicator Core Manual" which will be available during the training for $12.  The training is for producers of agriculture commodities wanting to become a certified private applicator or for growers needing recertification training to renew their license for five years.   

Your community classroom

MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in Lincoln County. We connect people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of our communities. MU Extension in Lincoln County is your one-stop source for practical education and information on almost anything.

MU Extension partners with the Lincoln County Commission and other local organizations to provide education, information and services that meet people’s needs. The elected and appointed members of the Lincoln County Extension Council provide guidance in identifying those needs to ensure that our educational programs are relevant, reliable and responsive.

Whether it’s resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to explore our website, call or email to learn how we can help you.”

Fair dates for 2018!

The Lincoln County Fair will be held July 9-13 at the fair grounds in Troy, Missouri.  Additional information will be available at www.lincolncountyfair.net. 

The Missouri State Fair will be held August 8-18 in Sedalia. Additional information on the Missouri State Fair can be found at www.mostatefair.com as event plans are finalized.