Winter High Tunnel Production Workshop

Monday August 12, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn from experienced and successful specialty crop producer, Liz Graznak. She will share her tricks of the trade.

See flyer for details


August Twilight Farm Walk About

Monday August 5, 6:30pm till dusk

See Julie's Produce vegetable farm in "summer" mode.

Additonal information and to register.



Community Emergency Response Training

Begins Thursday August 1, 6:30 pm -10:00 pm

for 8 weeks


Training is free, but registration is required.

Call the Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management at 636-797-5381 to sign up.

For more information.


Jefferson County 4-H Youth Development Expansion and Review Community Dinner

Thursday August 1, 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the Jefferson County Extension Office

Be a part of Jefferson County 4-H Youth Development Expansion and Review. Hear about what is currently happening in 4-H and help plan for the future.  Light dinner will be served. Community program sharing and discussion at 5:00. Everyone is invited to stop by and eat, learn, share and advise. 


For more information


Pasture Weed Control Workshops

July 16

For more information & to register.



Jefferson County Emergency Management is beginning the damage assessment process for impacts from flooding on the Mississippi River.

County assessment teams will be surveying affected areas as the water recedes.

If your home or business has flood damages, please let them know by filling out the online form at Citizen Request or by calling the County Services & Code Enforcement Department at 636-797-5310.


Recent Flooding

Here is a brief video summarizing MU Extension's role and resources in supporting communities and individuals during times of flooding.



Jefferson County Fair

Register by Thursday, July 11, Drop off on Wednesday, July 17, Pick up on Sunday, July 21

You made something really great! So, show it off at the Show-Me Your Best—Open Exhibits at the Jefferson County Fair, July 18-21, 2019, in Hillsboro. With 40 new class types to enter, and hundreds of others, you are sure to find your niche. Traditional exhibits like sewing, baking, and home-grown produce are joined by new ways to show off your skills, like cake pops, upcycling, “maker” projects, aerial photography and man-cave decor. Kids can join the fun with projects in any of the 350+ classes, but the new “ugly cake” class just for them might be the most creative and fun. Volunteer judges will award ribbons and cash premiums to all the best items.


For more information and competition guide.

Jefferson County Fair entry form


Get Your Soil Tested

Soil  conditions have a big effect on plant health. Test results will tell you the status of the fertility and you will get specific recommendations to improve plant health.  $15.00 per sample.

See brochure on how to collect your soil.



Food Preservation Workshops

July 24 and August 21

It's not too late to sign up for the July or August Workshop!

If you have never home canned or it's been a while since you last canned food.These three workshops are for you! Each workshop will show different methods for safe canning--both fruits and vegetables for home.

$15.00 fee for each workshop covers the cost of food and materials. Space is limited. Registration is required for each work shop.

To learn more and register



Steps to Success in Home Canning

Two very useful publications to help home canners get started.

Before You Start to Can, Learn the Basics

Safe and Successful Home Canning



Get your Pressure Canner inspected and tested free.

Care and maintenance of your pressure canning equipment is important to successful canning. 

No cost testing of the pressure gauge and inspection of your canner is a way to help you safely can your foods. 

Call the office to set up a time to bring your entire canner, lid & gauge in for an inspection.




Flood Related Resources

With rain and flooding expected in parts of Missouri, University of Missouri has many publications that may be of interest to you.




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