Audrain County

Services

Meeting room rental

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

  • Main hall
  • Meeting area

The Audrain County 4-H Center is available for organizations and individuals to rent for meetings and events. Contact the Audrain County Extension office at 573-581-3231 for rental cost information.

4-H Center calendar

Amenities include:

  • Meeting room with:
    • Fully equipped kitchen (including ice machine, commericial refrigerator, serving utensils, serving trays and flatware)
    • Men's and women's restrooms
    • Built-in speaker system with outlets
    • Dry-erase board and pull-down projector screen
    • Dimensions: 24' x 52'
  • Exhibit hall
    • Tables and chairs to seat 500 guests
    • Built-in speaker system with outlets
    • Dimensions: 66' x 82'
  • Open pavilion
  • Livestock facilities with show arena
  • Horse arena
  • Tractor pulling track

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.)

Educational opportunities

Single- and multi-session educational programs cover topics in agriculture, natural resources, lawn and garden, home and consumer life, nutrition and health, families, community and leadership development, business and careers, and emergency management. Fees vary by program. Customized training is available.

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.

Professional consultation

Faculty experts are available to answer specific questions and provide professional advice for individual situations. Fees may be charged for some consultation services. Call our office to speak to a faculty member or make an appointment.

Public-access computers

Public-access computers are available at the extension office.

Publications

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.

Small business development assistance: Transforming Missouri businesses

MU Extension business specialists provide assistance to those wanting to start, maintain or expand a business through the Missouri Small Business Development Centers (MO SBDC), and via Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (MO PTAC), which guide firms interested in doing contract business with federal, state and local governments. MO SBDC specialized services include assistance with technology and product commercialization, international trade, market research and energy and environmental issues.

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.