Private Pesticide Applicator Training Feb 28

Private Pesticide Applicator Training will be offered in Dent County on Wednesday, February 28 from 6-9pm.  To register call 573-729-3196.  View the flyer to see a listing of trainings offered in surrounding counties.  

Freeze Branding Workshop March 9

This Workshop is designed to provide hands-on training for freeze-branding of livestock.  Workshop is March 9, 2018, 3 pm-5:30 pm at MU Wurdack Farm in Cook Station, MO.  Cost to attend is $10 per person.  RSVP by March 7, 2018 to 573-729-3196.  Click here for more information and directions to the farm. 

Forage and Beef Conference March 12

The 2018 Forage and Beef Conference will be held Monday, March 12 at the Knights of Columbus building in Cuba, MO.  Registration is at 12:30pm with the speakers starting at 1:00pm.  Dinner will be served at 6:30pm.  The cost per person to attend is $10.00.  RSVP by February 23 to Crawford County Soil and Water Conservation District at 1-800-364-8732, ext. 3 or 573-364-6202, ext. 3.  View the flyer for further details.

Changes to Soil Sample Policy 

To keep the prices of each soil sample down to a minimum, the previous soil test policy has been revised.  Effective January 1, 2018, prices for regular soil tests will increase due to increases in lab fees and postage rates.  In addition, samples will be shipped on Tuesdays at NOON.  Samples received after noon on Tuesday will not be shipped until the following week, unless a large volume of samples are received and earlier shipment is warranted.  Customers who desire expedited shipment will be billed for actual shipping costs, plus a flat $5.00 handling fee.  Samples that are excessively wet will be dried prior shipment.  The prices per soil sample are:

     1 - 4 Samples..........$15.50 per sample

     5 - 9 Samples..........$14.50 per sample

     >10 Samples...........$14.00 per sample

MU Extension's Impact in Dent County

Learn about the ways MU Extension serves our county and neighboring communities.
MU Extension: The University of Missouri in Dent County (PDF) (2017)

Pride Points from previous years:


Freeze branding irons now available for rent

Cost is $15 per day or $25 per weekend.  For further information contact MU Extension in Dent County at (573) 729-3196.

A.I. breeding barn available for rent

The A.I. breeding barn, located at the Dent County MU Extension Center, is available to producers at a rate of $50 per day. For more information, contact Ted Cunningham, MU Extension livestock specialist, 573-729-3196 or

Breeding barn flyer (PDF)

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