We have MOVED!  Our new location is 1300 Progress Parkway, Suite B in the new Progress Sports Complex of the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center.  Come see us!

Welcome to Ste. Genevieve County Extension

Upcoming Programs


Thank you everyone who enjoyed a chicken dinner that the 4-H chicken fry this year.  It was a huge success and we sold out early.  Thank you for your support!

Winners of the Chicken Chip events for 2019 were:
Saturday winners:  1st place: Joe Gettinger, 2nd place: Joe Stieger(donated prize money back to Extension), 3rd place: Paul Lands.
Sunday winners:  1st place: Andy Fallert,  2nd place: Jeff Rose, 3rd place: Rosemary Faupel.      Thank you for supporting our event.

July 30 - Sept. 19, 10:30 - 11:30 am Stay Strong, Stay Healthy, is a Free 16 session series held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is an evidence-based strength training program designed for older adults.  Registration is required.  Location will be Ste. Genevieve County Health Department, 115 Basler Dr.  To Register or from more information call MU Extension Office at 573-883-3548.  Free Program

Current Newsletters

  • The July issue of The Garden Spade newsletter is now online. Articles include: Importance to Side-dressing, What Can You Do With Hornworms?, Vining Weeds, Sweet Basil, Easy Pesto Recipe, Silky Dogwood, Pressing Flowers, Gardening Calendar, and Upcoming Events


  • The 4-H News is a monthly newsletter being generated by 4-H YPA, Janet Braun, about what is happening in 4-H, when to sign up and where, any other questions you may have about 4-H.  



Missouri Department of Conservation publications are available to purchase in the office! 


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Annual events

Garden Walk — May, the weekend after Mother's Day
Ste. Genevieve County Fair — second full weekend in July
4-H Chicken Fry — Thursday night of County Fair week, at the VFW Hall
Rural Heritage Day — 4th Saturday in October

Fun Facts

  • On Oct. 1, 2012, we celebrated the 200th anniversary of the creation of the Missouri Territory.  Ste. Genevieve County was one of the original five counties -- though at that time it's western border reached all the way to Kansas!
  • That funny looking chunk out of the SE corner of the county map?  That's 14,000 acres of the State of Illinois, left on this side of the river after the Mississippi changed course.
  • The first farmers market in began in 1814 on the SE corner of the public square.  It moved to Second and Washington in 1851, to Third and Washington in 1989, and to its current location at the Knights of Columbus in 2011 (thank you to Bob Mueller for this info).
  • The Ste. Genevieve County Extension office opened around 1933, part of the University of Missouri's response to the Great Depression.
  • The first brewery in Ste. Genevieve was established in 1780.  
  • Ste. Genevieve County may be known for it's high-quality lime, but did you know we used to produce marble?  Ste. Genevieve marble was used on Lincoln's tomb, the St. Louis Cathedral, the Missouri State Capitol, the Library of Congress, the National Art Gallery, and the National Archives, housing the originals of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
  • The City of Ste. Genevieve is the oldest city west of the Mississippi River.  The founding date is generally listed as 1735, though some sources date it back as far as 1720.
  • The Ste. Genevieve County Extension office is less than 1% of the County budget.  County funds pay for our secretary, local travel, and office supplies.  The University of Missouri supplies the faculty, computers and network, publications, and more.  For every $1 invested in University of Missouri Extension $11 of public value is returned.