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Biosecurity workshops set across state for livestock producers (PDF)


Private Pesticide Applicator Training Dates Set (PDF)

PAT Classes will last approximately 2 hours and are scheduled as follows:

  • Howard County – Jan 28 @ 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. Howard Co. Extension Office, 600 W Morrison, Fayette

            Howards County Extension Center:  660-248-2272

  •  Cooper County – Jan 29  @ 6:00 p.m.  Pilot Grove COOP, 12302 MO-135, Pilot Grove  

Cooper County Extension Center:  660-882-5661

  •  Boone County – Jan 30 @ 1:00 and 6:00 Boone Co. Extension Office, 1012 N. Highway UU, Columbia

            Boone County Extension Center: 573-445-9792

  •  Cooper County – February 4 @ 12:00 pm. MFA Training Center, 1761 Industrial Dr., Boonville

Cooper County Extension Center:  660-882-5661

  •  Cole County – February 11 @ 2:00 and  6pm. Cole Co. Extension Office, 2436 Tanner Bridge Rd, Jefferson City

Cole Co. Extension Center: 573-634-2824

  •  Morgan County – February 12 @ 9:00 a.m. and 2pm.  Morgan Co. Extension Office, 100 E Newton St. Courthouse,

              Versailles; Morgan/Moniteau Extension Center: 573-378-4911

  •  Moniteau County – March 14 @ 6:30 pm.  California High School VoAg Bldg., 1501 W Buchanan California;

Morgan/Moniteau Extension Center: 573-378-4911


2019 Moniteau County MU Extension Council Elections

Citizens of Moniteau County, aged 18 and older, are asked to vote for the Moniteau County MU Extension Council.

The districts are:

  • District 1 - North of Monroe Creek ( California and Jamestown)
  • District 2 - South and West of Monroe Creek ( High Point, Latham and Tipton)

The electronic ballot can be found to the left of this message, from January 21 to 25. Click on the tab for elections. Ballots are also accepted at the Morgan County MU Extension Center. No ballots will be accepted once the election closes at 4:30 p.m. on January 25, 2019


March 4 - May 6, 2019  Master Gardener Training Class (PDF)

Thursday, January 31, 2019 Mid-Missouri Grazing Conference (PDF)

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 Burn Workshop for Landowners (PDF)

Monday, March 18, 2019 Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop (PDF)


The Main office for MU Morgan/Moniteau County Extension is headquartered at the Morgan County Courthouse Versailles, Mo.

NOW OPEN - University of Missouri Moniteau County Extension Satellite Office

Moniteau County residents can visit our new satellite office located inside the USDA Service Center, 410 W. Buchanan St , California Mo.

Office hours are Wednesday  8:30 am - 3:00 pm and Thursday 8:30 am - 10:30 am. 

Office manager Lisa Milligan can be reached at 573-796-4691 or .


Don’t guess — soil tests save time and money

Soil testing is the best guide to the wise and efficient use of fertilizer and soil amendments, says Manjula Nathan, director of the MU 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 says.

“Most of the time the problem is they never have done a soil test, but have been guessing on fertilizer requirements,” she says. “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 test prices are 1-4 soil test at $17.50 per sample, 5-8 soil test at $16.50 per sample and 9 or more samples will be $16.00 per sample. For more information, see these soil testing publications.


Real time weather

Real-time weather at Versailles is made possible through support from: Morgan County R-2 School District and University of Missouri Department of Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences

For weather information, click the weather logo.


Business programs for new businesses

Chris Thompson, Cole County business specialist, hosts classes, including Starting a Small Business: The First Steps and The Basics of Writing a Business Plan, for new businesses almost every month. Interested? Visit our Business programs page or email Chris at


Master Gardeners

This group of train volunteers is a great way to get your home gardening questions answered. You can contact the Ozark Prairie Master Gardeners representative Andi Woodson at  573-377-4577 or email

Office closings

The extension center is closed on legal holidays observed by Morgan County government.

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Thanksgiving Friday
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day