95th Annual Soils & Crops Conference - March 16

The Jefferson County Extension Center

and the Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District

cordially invite you to the 95th Annual Soils and Crops Conference on Saturday, March 16. 

Learn about agriculture and topics related to agriculture as well as visit displays.


Agenda and Registration




Search for 2019 Missouri Century Farms starts Feb. 1

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1919, you can can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.

To qualify, the same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

Applicants certified as owners of a 2019 Missouri Century Farm will be recognized by the MU Extension center in the county where the farm is located. Applicants are presented with a sign and a certificate.

The Missouri Century Farm program will take applications starting Feb. 1. All applicants must be postmarked by May 15. Details and a downloadable application form will be available beginning Feb 1 at extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm.




If you would like to become a Master Gardener,

now is the time to sign up.


Our Mission is to create interest and expertise in gardening, to eliminate mistakes made by first time gardeners and enhance the capabilities of those who have enjoyed gardening for years.

Jefferson County Master Gardener Class schedule for 2019

Watch "University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener Program" on YouTube




Stay Strong, Stay Healthy coming to Jefferson County

Are you an adult needing to be more active, or trying to stay fit with low impact exercise? Our Stay Strong, Stay Healthy exercise session is perfect for you! Registrations are taking place now for FREE exercise classes. In partnership with the Crystal City and DeSoto Libraries, The University of Missouri Extension is hosting two Stay Strong, Stay Healthy classes in Jefferson County. 

To Register please contact the Jefferson County Extension Office at 636-797-5391. Class size is limited to 15.

Classes start Feb. 28 and run until May 2 at the DeSoto Public Library

Classes start Feb. 26 and run until May 2 at the Crystal City Public Library



2019 Embryology "Hatching Chicks in the Classroom"

It's time once again for the 4-H School Enrichment Embryology Program, "Hatching Chicks in the Classroom". 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 session will begin this year with egg delivery on April 2, 2019

Deadline for registration is March 6, 2019.

2019 Flyer

2019 Enrollment Letter

2019 Registration Form


Workshop for the Lawn

The University of Missouri Extension is a Leader in Turfgrass research.

Join our state and regional specialists as they bring this knowledge to St. Louis Metro area on March 21, 6:00-9:00, at our Kirkwood office.

Spotlight the best strategies for keeping your clients lawns lush and beautiful with proper maintenance.

Topics of interest:

Soil Testing for Turf Professionals

Pest and Disease Management

Cultural Practices


Presenters: Dr. Lee Miller, Justin Keay and Debi Kelly

Cost $25.00

Pre-registration is required





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