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Fall Master Gardener Program in Cole County

The Fall Master Gardener Program will be held at the Cole County Extension Center on Monday nights (6 - 9 p.m.) on August 28 through November 20. No class will be held on Labor Day. The fee for the program is $150 + 30 hours of volunteer service.

Call The extension center at 573-634-2824 to find out more or email coleco@missouri.edu You can pay by credit card to reserve your space. All applications are due by Tuesday, August 22 with payment. A decision will be decided on that date if the program will take place, depending on the number of applications. If so, applications will be accepted until August 25.


Cole County Extension Fall Festival

The Cole County Extension Council will host their annual Fall Festival on Sep. 9 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds. Please plan to attend. More than 150 vendors will be selling crafts and other small home-based items. The $2 entry fee helps support the Cole County Extension Programs and the building.

Testing Pressure Canning Lids

Cole County Extension Center can only test 4 brands of dial pressure canner gages.
They are: Presto; National; Maid of Honor and Magic Seal.
We are unable to test All American

please contact the extension center if you have further questions.

Ongoing Programs

Business programs for new businesses

Chris Thompson, Cole County business specialist, hosts classes, including Starting a Small Business: The First Steps and The Basics of Writing a Business Plan, for new businesses almost every month. Interested? Visit our Business programs page or email Chris at thompsoncv@missouri.edu

Join 4-H

There are 13 active 4-H Clubs in Cole County, and you don't have to grow up on a farm to belong to 4-H. Currently, Shooting Sports is the fastest growing project but with so many choices to choose from, almost anyone can find something that they enjoy. 4-H is open to all youth ages 5-18. Go to our Cole County 4-H Home Page or contact the office at coleco@missouri.edu for more information.

The new 4-H year began October 1. Contact the extension center for more information to see how you can get your child signed up or let us know if you are interested in volunteering as a project leader. Check out a club near you at: http://extension.missouri.edu/cole/4hclubs.aspx 

Master Gardeners

Central Missouri Master Gardeners meet most months at McClung Park on the fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. except in January and December. Most of these meetings are open to all.

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