Holiday Food Preservation Class

Do you need a gift idea for friends and family who have everything?  Come to this fun night out before the holiday hustle and bustle begins!  Learn how to safely preserve Chocolate Cherry Spread and Cranberry Salsa.  Come with a friend for a fun night out!!  See the flier for more information.

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy exercise class to begin in January - Enroll NOW!  

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy is an evidence-based strength training program designed for older adults.  The eight-week program includes 16 exercise classes that meet twice weekly for one hour.  See the flier for more information.

Perry County Extension Council Candidates Wanted

Are you interested in all things related to MU Extension?  Do you have a desire to further the mission of MU Extension in your community?  

The Perry County Extension Council is currently looking for Perry County residents interested in running for a 2-year term on the council.  Elections will be held in January, and the 2-year term will begin in February.

The Perry County Extension Council works closely with the University of Missouri Extension Specialists to identify, and market, research-based programs to the community, manage council and office finances, and promote University of Missouri Extension in the Community.  Council meetings are held on the third Monday of every month.

If you or someone you know is interested in running for a position on the council or would like more information, please call the University of Missouri Extension office in Perryville at 573-547-4504.

**Candidates must be 19 years or older and a resident of Perry County.

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi is an effective exercise program that improved health, quality of life and balance.  This class will be offered in Ste. Genevieve beginning in January.  See the flier for more information.

The latest issue of the Briefings on Family MattersFall 2019

The latest issue of the Garden Spade Newsletter - August 2019

The latest issue of SEMO Livestock NewsJune 2019

Your Community Classroom

MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in Perry County. We connect people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of our communities. MU Extension in Perry County is your one-stop source for practical education and information on almost anything.

MU Extension partners with the Perry County Commission and other local organizations to provide education, information and services that meet people’s needs. The elected and appointed members of the Perry County Extension Council provide guidance in identifying those needs to ensure that our educational programs are relevant, reliable and responsive.Whether it’s resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to explore our website, call or email to learn how we can help you.

Join 4-H

Perry County 4-H provides kids ages 5-18 with a variety of fun, exciting and educational activities. Make Friends, be yourself and help your community - New Club Year starts on October 1!  Contact Dianna Koenig, Perry County 4-H Youth Development Program Associate, 573-547-4504, for membership details. See the 4-H link on the left.

Perry County Karst Community Plan

Perry County has a very challenging geology. There are more sinkholes and miles of caves here than in any other Missouri county.  A multi discipline community committee is developing a community plan to protect the water quality of the karst system. Here are the draft plan documents:  Community Plan (PDF) and Plan Appendix (PDF)  The plan will soon be published in the Federal Register. You may make an official comment on the plan when it is published, through the Federal Register.

Market Barrow project news for youth leaders and fair boards (good information for all pork producers on disease control)

The spread of a new viral disease PED, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, has changed how we plan and conduct market barrow and other hog projects.  See this note from Marcia Shannon, Extension Swine Specialist.

Crop News

Anthony Ohmes, Extension Agronomy Specialist, has posted his the latest Crop News.  This issue covers pasture, hay, wheat and cover crop topics.

Plat Books

2015 Perry County plat books are available for purchase at the extension center. Proceeds benefit local 4-H programs.
Order form (PDF)


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