Soil Health Assessment Center

Soil characterization services include physical, chemical and biological properties of soil for clientele including farmers, landowners, researchers, consulting firms, state agencies and landscape architects.

Lab Hours and Location

Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Soil samples should be sent to:
Soil Health Assessment Center
3600 New Haven Rd.
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65201-9608

How to Take a Sample (PDF)

Map showing SHAC’s location at South Farm (PDF)

SHAC location

Services and Prices

We provide analyses of soil heath indicators and develop soil-specific prescriptive analyses.

If you would like to submit soil samples, please fill out the soil sample form below. If you have further questions, please contact us, 573-882-0941 or

DNR Soil and Water Conservation Program (SWCP) Cover Crops Cost-Share Program

Payment Methods

For internal University of Missouri clients, orders can be paid using a MoCode which should accompany your order. All other orders must be paid by check made out to the University of Missouri.


  • Researchers
  • Growers and farmers
  • Land managers
  • Agronomists
  • Consulting and engineering firms
  • State agencies
  • Landscape architects

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