MU Extension is the outreach and engagement arm of the University of Missouri system providing research based educational programs for youth & families, businesses & communities, and horticulture. Think of us as the University of Missouri in your backyard! Learn more about our programs, events, and resources and find out how we can help you grow.


Learn about the potential risks and rewards of Missouri’s emerging agricultural industry!

This MU Extension Hemp Workshop will cover a wide variety of topics related to the emerging hemp industry in Missouri. Presenters include: MU Extension Field Specialists and Economists, CBD-Hemp growers and processors, Missouri Department of Agriculture, and the Missouri Hemp Trade Association.

Topics will include:
•    Legislative Summary & Regulatory Update
•    Agronomic Practices & Pests: CBD, Fiber, Grain
•    Industry Outlook
•    Produce Perspectives
•    Crop Enterprise Budgets
•    Processing & Contracts

Full-day Workshop
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019
8:30 am to 4:30 pm 

Cost $55.00/person

Register at:


MU Extension, Impacting St. Charles for Generations!

Over 100 years ago St. Charles County residents welcomed University of Missouri Extension specialists into our community to aid where needed. Our community was hungry for up to date research-based education focused on growing opportunities and education for our youth, improving our homes and gardens, fostering our small businesses, and providing us with healthy and nutritious practices. Even now 100 years later, we here at the MU Extension of St. Charles County are proud to say that we are dedicated to serving the needs of our community.
The MU Extension continues to be the outreach and engagement arm of the University of Missouri system providing economic opportunity and healthy futures to our youth & families, businesses, and community. In 2018, we were able to impact over 8,800 low-income youth on health, nutrition, and physical activity, and engage 497 youth (ages 5-18) in building their critical thinking, teamwork & leadership, and life skills. Another 600 residents were able to completed training to learn techniques and resources around financial stability and retirement planning, while our Master Gardeners served St. Charles County with over 9,800 hours in projects.
While we continue to serve our community and conduct outreach to identify where additional education and services are needed, we rely on the support of our residents and stakeholders to help meet the funding gap to continue offering support to our youth, families, and businesses. No amount is too small, and every dollar goes to help supporting our community.

Donations can be made here.

Thank you in advance for your generosity, and we hope to see you at one of our upcoming classes!
For more information about the impact of MU Extension in St. Charles County visit the MU Extension website and see our 2018 Annual Report. 

Caring for ash trees

Emeraled ash borer insect resting on a penny to show sizeThe Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was initially found in St. Charles County in 2014. Due to the potential spread and destruction from this pest, you should take steps to protect ash trees while they are relatively healthy. Once canopy dieback or thinning begins, the tree's vascular system is considerably damaged. Treatment at that point may stop additional damage, but it cannot reverse the existing damage. Resources to learn more about this pest and how to manage it: Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer (PDF)Tree pests

You are important to Extension's future

If you have received help from  MU Extension of St. Charles County, please consider letting the County Executive or your county council member know about your experience. Our operation is funded by the county council. Your comments will verify the unique benefits from extension. Find your county council member

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