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
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
111 W. Maple Street, McBain, MI, 49657
Basic Test…...$7.50 + $2.50 shipping per sample. Add $6.80 for micronutrients.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.