Meeting room rental

Meeting space at the MU Extension office is available to local community groups.

We have two meeting rooms available at our facility: a small conference room to accommodate 8 people or less comfortably, and a large conference room to seat 100 people. Both rooms are available for rent. Please call the office at 636-456-3444 for scheduling and pricing.

Canner gauge tests

Testing for dial-type pressure canner lids is available. Dial-type gauges should be tested annually to ensure accuracy and prevent bacterial contamination of preserved foods. (Testing is not necessary for weighted gauges.)

Please call 636-456-3444 to schedule a time for testing.

Soil testing

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. Results are typically provided within two weeks.

One standard soil test is $25. If submitting two or more samples at the same time the cost will be $20 per sample.

Plant and insect identification

Plant and insect samples may be brought to the extension office for identification or disease diagnosis. Recommendations for managing pests, weeds and diseases are provided.

Private pesticide applicator training

MU Extension provides private pesticide applicator training for producers as required for Missouri Department of Agriculture certification. Individuals must purchase or bring a copy of MU Extension publication M87, Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual, to the training. Manuals may be purchased at the extension center.


MU Extension has publications on agriculture, natural resources, lawn and garden, home and consumer life, nutrition and health, families, community and leadership development, business and careers, emergency management and other topics. Prices vary by publication. 

Distance education test proctoring

MU Extension proctors tests for students enrolled in Mizzou Online courses.

We also proctor tests for other colleges/universities upon request. Students will need to contact the extension center at 636-456-3444 to schedule an appointment.