Christmas Club Seeks to Match Donors

The Montgomery County Human Resource Council is working with area churches to guarantee that all children in need would have something special at Christmas.

“The goal is to have three gifts for each child with a total value of $50.  Last year Montgomery County businesses, organizations, churches, families and individuals generously provided presents for over 400 children!  Once again, we are asking for your participation,” notes Dan Cole.

One way people can help is by adopting a needy child. Donors will be matched with a child and the pertinent information will be given back to the donor within a week so there is time to shop. To adopt a child contact Kathy Block at NECAC by calling 573-564-3733.

If you wish to make a financial donation, make check payable to: Human Resource Council and send to Dan Cole, PO Box 63, Montgomery City, MO 63361.

The Christmas Club would also accept donations of wrapping paper and ribbon.  These can be left at Montgomery Co. Health Department, 400 E. Salisbury, Montgomery City, MO. 

Journal Your Garden

The most challenging aspect of successful gardening just might be the difficulty recalling what worked and what didn't from year to year. Many gardeners believe the keys to successful gardening are getting your plans on paper first and keeping records. MU Extension's new publication, MP928, From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar, gives you an easy way to record your garden plans, observations and ideas.

This publication also includes year-round resources to guide gardeners at all experience levels. Written by MU Extension horticulture specialists who teach Master Gardeners, this publication brings you reliable and relevant information.

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Soil Testing Available

At Montgomery County Extension Office

Getting your soil tested is an important part of gardening and farming. 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. Bring your soil samples to the Montgomery County Extension Office, 310 Salisbury St., Ste. E., Montgomery City, MO 63361. Results are typically provided within two weeks.


2016 Annual Report

The 2016 Montgomery County Annual Report is now available in the extension office as well as on-line. The report is located on the left hand side of the this site under plans and reports. This report highlights 2016 extension programming and how it improves peoples' lives through research-based information. If you have any questions or comments, please call the Montgomery County Extension Office at 573-564-3733.