Cape Girardeau County

Services

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.)

Consultation for community groups

MU Extension provides assistance to community organizations in obtaining federal 501(c)3 nonprofit status, strategic planning, board and resource development, organizational management, working with volunteers and enhancing teamwork.

Disaster planning and recovery

Education and technical assistance to prepare and respond to disasters are available to individuals and families, local governments, businesses, schools and organizations.

Distance education test proctoring

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

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.

Group process moderation

MU Extension faculty can assist communities and organizations in facilitating group and community discussions to plan for the future and address local issues.

Hay testing

Mailing materials and probes, or hay samplers, for forage testing by commercial labs are available as a convenience to our clients. Probes/samplers are recommended to get a proper sample.

Meeting room rental

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

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    Upstairs space

    Alcohol may not be served.
    Meeting room floor space: 30 feet X 25 feet = 750 square feet
    Seating: 25
    Restrooms: 2
    Kitchen: Not available
    Audio/Visual: Projector, smartboard, ITV capable
    Heating/Air Conditioning: Central air and heat
    Upper-level parking with separate entrance

    Cape Girardeau's upstairs rental spaceChart of Missouri's hog cash receipts from 2000 to 2017

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    Downstairs space

    Alcohol may not be served.
    Meeting/banquet floor space: 54 ft X 44 feet = 2,376 square feet
    Seating: 125
    Restrooms: 2
    Kitchen: Serving window, sink, refrigerator, microwave, range
    Audio/Visual: wireless microphone, projector, and screen
    Heating/Air Conditioning: Central air and heat
    Lower-level parking with separate entrances

    Kitchen

    Cape Girardeau's downstairs kitchen

    More views of the downstairs space

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    Examples of the room set up for a wedding reception

    Cape Girardeau space decorated for a wedding reception

    Cape Girardeau space decorated for a wedding reception

Nematode analysis

Tests to examine soil and plants for the presence of parasitic nematodes are available. Results include management recommendations. Before submitting samples, contact the extension office for instructions on proper collection methods.

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.

Plant disease diagnosis

Plant disease, insect and weed diagnosis is available for field crops, ornamentals, vegetables, fruits and turfs.

Private pesticide applicator training

MU Extension provides private pesticide applicator training for producers as required for Missouri Department of Agriculture certification. Individuals must bring a copy of MU Extension publication M87, Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual, to the training.

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.

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 the Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory website for specific instructions. Results are typically provided within two weeks.

Additional testing services

Other services include chemical analyses of foods, feeds, fertilizers and water.