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Extension Council Elections

All Cole County residents, 18 years and older will have an opportunity to vote for extension council candidates in their district. The elections are open online Jan. 1-11 or pick up a ballot at the extension center Jan. 2-11. All ballots must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 11. Online ballots can be found at the link to the left of this page but only during the time listed above.

Contact the extension center at 573-634-2824 to learn more.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training

A Private Pesticide Applicator Training will take place at the Cole County Extension Center at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; on Tues. Feb. 6. This program is free but the Private Applicator Manual (M87) is required. Manuals will be available at the class but registration is required in advance.

To register, call 573-634-2824 or email coleco@missouri.edu 

Testing Pressure Canning Lids

Cole County Extension Center can only test 4 brands of dial pressure canner gages.
They are: Presto; National; Maid of Honor and Magic Seal.
We are unable to test All American

please contact the extension center if you have further questions.

Join 4-H

There are several active 4-H Clubs in Cole County. 4-H is about more than plows, sows, and cows. Shooting Sports is the fastest growing project but with so many projects choices everyone can find something to meet their goals. 4-H is open to all youth ages 5-18.

The 4-H year begins October 1. Enrollment is open year-round; however, there are deadlines for being a member-in-good-standing to be eligible for awards, prizes, and fair participation.

Go to our Cole County 4-H Home Page or contact the office at coleco@missouri.edu for more information.

Master Gardeners

Central Missouri Master Gardeners meet most months at McClung Park on the fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. except in January and December. Most of these meetings are open to all.

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