Join 4-H

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. Call the Shelby County MU Extension office at (573) 633-2640 to learn how to join a 4-H club near you.

Northeast Missouri Ag Connection Newsletter

Visit the Northeast Missouri Ag Connection web page to view the latest issue and archived issues of the Northeast Missouri Ag Connection newsletter.

Is your family or business prepared for an emergency?

It is important to be prepared with a plan, supplies, and important papers. These MU Extension publications will help you to be prepared.

Family Disaster Plan — a step-by-step guide
Disaster Supplies Kit — suggestions for every scenario
Grab-and-go box — explains what papers you should have ready to take with you in an emergency

Soil Testing

Soil sample boxes and soil sample collection tools are available from the Shelby County MU Extension office, where samples can be submitted at a cost of $20 per sample. For more information on soil sampling, visit the Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory web page.

Black Creek Watershed Management Plan

A plan as been developed to improve water quality in the Black Creek watershed. For more information please see the Black Creek Watershed Management Plan (10 MB) or call the Shelby County Extension office at (573) 633-2640.