Cape Girardeau County Extension Council Election will be held January 16 - 26, 2018.  Be watching the website for a news release and the on-line ballot, beginning January 16th.

News Release for Candidate information(pdf)


Produce Safety Alliance Growers Training

The University of Missouri Extension is offering a produce safety workshop to fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs). 

This workshop is approved for produce growers needing compliance for the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in §112.22(c) that states "At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration."

The workshop will be held Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 8:00 am until 5:30 pm at the University of Missouri Extension Center in Jackson, MO.  The office is located at 684 W Jackson Trail in Jackson, Missouri.

To register send payment with the completed registration form to the University of Missouri Extension Center 684 W. Jackson Trail in Jackson, Missouri 63755 or call 573-243-3581.


Business development classes offered

For a schedule of upcoming classes in surrounding counties, contact Richard Proffer, business specialist, at 573-243-3581. You can also reach Richard on Twitter, on his blog and on Facebook.