The St. Louis Storytelling Festival

is coming!

Now in its 40th year, the Festival

renews and celebrates the

timeless art of storytelling.

(April 25 – May 4, 2019)

"Storytelling for the Family"

11 am-2 pm at the Jefferson County Library

5680 State Road PP, High Ridge MO 63049

For updated schedule details and more information visit

 Storytelling Festival or call 314-266-4833


Exploring 4-H Club for Youth

Are you excited about making things and learning?

Want to meet other kids and have fun?

Starting in May and runs through July

A series of learning events for youth ages 6-18

Cost is $30 for those not in 4-H (yet), FREE for current 4-H members

For additional information and to register see our brochure.


Ste. Genevieve Garden Walk 2019

Tour private and public gardens, plant sale

and farmers market

May 18 and 19- 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Sponsored by Ste. Genevieve Master Gardeners

and University of Missouri Extension

Cost is $7 Individual; $6 Individual -group of five or more. 

Children 12 and under Free

See brochure and registration


Expose your Horse Enthusiast to the Magical World of Horses

The Dreamcatchers 4-H club is offering horsemanship workshops to introduce enthusiasts to the basic techniques and theory involved in training and riding horses.

April 26-28

Cost is $125.00 and student must be 8 or older to participate.

See flyer for additional information and contacts for registration.



ABCs of USDA Programs

Free workshops for beginning farmers and ranchers

May 14 and May 16 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Special emphasis on socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers.

For more information and to register see flyer.




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

June 26, July 24 and August 21

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.



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



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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