Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia

Most people know someone who is affected by Alzheimer’s disease. However, very few people know what to do to help that family, that caregiver, or that individual. To help find answers, Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia will be offered in Eldon. The program will be held on Thursday August 8th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Willow Creek Clubhouse, 106 Willow Creek Drive, Eldon, MO 65026.  All are welcome to attend. The Alzheimer’s Association is partnering with MU Extension to bring this free program to Eldon.  To register, please RSVP to Willow Creek at 573 392-3550. A Complimentary Lunch will be served from 11:30 – 12:00. The program will begin promptly at 12:00 noon. For additional information, contact MU Extension of Miller County.  For more information, contact Patricia Barrett at 573-369-2394 or via email barrettpr@missouri.edu

Nitrate Testing

Nitrate testing of forages can be done in the Miller County Extension office located at 134 2nd St. Tuscumbia, MO. Call 573 369-2394 first to confirm availability of tester.  Appointments are required. 

Business Hours 

Open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  We are closed from 12:00 to 12:30 for lunch. The office is closed on Friday.

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Joining 4-H is easy

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is young people making new friends and memories while preparing to be leaders of today and tomorrow. We are a volunteer-led organization that reaches boys and girls through small groups called clubs. 4-H members choose from over 40 projects in which to participate. Most projects use hands-on learning experiences to teach subject matter and life-skills such as cooperation, leadership and decision making — skills that can be applied over and over for a lifetime. Contact Miller County Extension at millerco@missouri.edu or at 573-369-2394.

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Don’t guess; soil tests save time, money

 Soil testing is the best guide to the wise and efficient use of fertilizer and soil amendments, said Manjula Nathan, director of the University of Missouri Extension Soil Testing and Plant Diagnostic Services.

 Whether you grow acres of row crops or have a vegetable patch in the backyard, a soil test will provide you with an analysis of nutrients and a set of recommendations for any improvements.

 “We frequently get questions from customers like, ‘I apply fertilizer every year. How come my plants are not doing well?’” Nathan said.

 “Most of the time the problem is they never have done a soil test, but have been guessing on fertilizer requirements,” she said. “They do not realize that by guessing they are wasting money by over- or under application, and the excess fertilizer can end up in streams, ponds and underground water, polluting the environment.”

Soil testing can be done through the extension office. Soil tests cost $17.50 per sample . Six or more tests are $15.00 per sample. Make sure your soil is dry when you bring it in. A soil probe and an auger can be checked out from the extension office. There is a $50 deposit on the soil probe. Soil testing publications