Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 public election of Jefferson County Extension Council members. Names of nominees and self nominations can be submitted in October and November by contacting the local University of Missouri Extension Office at 636-797-5391 and expressing a willingness to serve.

The University of Missouri (MU) Extension Council of Jefferson County is the local link between county residents and the University of Missouri’s four-campus system. Council members assist in planning and carrying out extension’s educational efforts to improve people’s lives. As public officials, MU Extension council members administer a local budget to support the educational priorities of the communities in the Jefferson County Area. We are seeking people from all walks of life who are interested in education and the progression of our community. Serving on the extension council is a great way to help make our community a better place to live. For more information please read the leaflet below. 

Duties of Council Members.


Hemp Workshop

November 16, 8:30 am -4:30 pm

This Workshop will cover a wide variety of topics related to the emerging hemp industry in Missouri.

Additional Information

Register by calling 636-456-3444


Pastured Poultry Workshop

November 18, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This is a free workshop.

Registration is required, space is limited. RSVP by Nov. 14

To register 636-797-5391 or email JeffersonCo@missouri.edu

Additional information


Selling to the Government: The First Steps

Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to noon University of Missouri Extension, St. Louis County Office
132 E Monroe Avenue, Saint Louis MO

The federal government awards more than $400 billion dollars in contracts annually to small business owners. Are you ready to market yourself to the world's largest customer? This three-hour seminar offers an overview of the critical first steps to becoming a government contractor, how to identify opportunities and understanding the contracting process. The seminar will also cover MO PTAC services available to assist Missouri businesses in all aspects of government contracting.


More Information about this event


New 4-H Spin Club Scrap Your Future

December 3 and December 10, 2019 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This club will be for 6th grade or older. Supplies will be provided. This is open to current 4-H members or new members. There is a limited class size so register early. 

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Three Dates and Locations to choose from.

December 5, December 16 and February 3

Topics include: Soil Fertility, Nitrogen Management, Reseeding Pastures, Herbicide Options, Livestock Management on Pasture and Cost Breakdown.

December 5, 2019 - Union, MO 

December 16, 2019 - Farmington, MO

February 3, 2020 - Potosi, MO


Healthy Habits, Teens Teaching Program

We will be recruiting teens (12-18) to lead fun, hands-on activities  for youth. Teens can choose between 2 dates to attend training.

Sunday, December 8 or Monday December 16

To learn more about this Program


Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Tuesday December 10, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jefferson County Extension is holding a training session before the end of 2019 for those who wish to renew their license or obtain a new license before the end of the year. Registration is required, call 636-797-5391 to reserve your place.

For more information


Calling All Educators

The Embryology program encourages hands-on scientific learning and discussion of issues related to human and chicken development as children take care of eggs that hatch into chicks. 

The 2-week long embryology sessions will begins either on March 10, 2020 or April 14, 2020.

More information



Save the Date!

March 24-25, 2020

More information to come soon.


Master Gardener Course

January 29 - April 15, Meet every Wednesday, except March 18, from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

If you have the desire, commitment and time to learn and want to put your knowledge and skills to work through volunteer service, then apply for admission to the Master Gardener program. Reserve your place in the classroom today!

For more information 

Class Schedule


 Visit the Master Gardener portion of this website.


Get your Soil Tested

$20 per sample and includes recommendations specifically for you from our Horticulturist or Agronomist based on your soil test results. We have soil augers to loan to collect your samples!

Instructions on how to collect samples





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