Soil Sample Cost Share

This soil sampling cost-share program is available to any Missaukee  county landowner that would like to know and understand the  makeup of their soil. Farmers, gardeners, and landowners can take  advantage of this incentive. Governmental entities are not eligible for  this program. 

How does this work? Take a soil sample, bring the soil test results and  receipt to the Missaukee Conservation District where you will be  partially reimbursed for the testing costs.

The Missaukee Conservation District will cost-share 50% of the cost  of each test not to exceed $100 per Missaukee County household per  calendar year. This will be done on a first-come first-serve basis and  will continue until funds are depleted. The cost share program is made possible by the 2018 Missaukee Conservation District millage.

Why Test Your Soil? 

  • Choose the correct fertilizers 

  • Give your plants what they really need 

  • Helps avoid excessive fertilizer use 

  • Saves money 

  • Protects the environment 

  • Prevents damage to the plant 

  • Improves crop yield and plant growth 

What You Need to do to Participate 

1. Obtain soil testing materials.

     Missaukee Conservation District  does have a soil probe to loan out.  

2. Take the samples and send them out for testing 

3. Bring a copy of your receipt and test results to the Missaukee  Conservation District 

4. Get reimbursed for a portion of your testing costs  

Where Do I Submit My Soil Sample?

  • Ceres Solutions Ceres Solutions

          260 East Prosper Road , Falmouth MI 49632  or

          101 Pine Street, McBain, MI, 49657

          231.826.3301 or 231.825.2483 

          Basic Test…...$15 per sample 

  • McBain Grain 

       111 W. Maple Street, McBain, MI, 49657 


       Basic Test…...$7.50 + $2.50 shipping per sample. Add $6.80 for  micronutrients

  • MSU Extension 

       6180 W. Sanborn Road, Suite 2, Lake City, MI, 49651 


  • Field Crop Test………….$12.50 postage not included 

  • Lawn & Garden Test...$26.25 postage included

Download this form for instructions on how to take a soil sample and for more information



If interested or you have questions, contact Jodi DeHate at 231.839.7193 or by e-mail at