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Testing Pressure Canning Lids

Cole County Extension Center can only test 4 brands of canning (dial type) lids on our Presto canner tester.
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.

2017 Missouri Century Farm Program

The Missouri Century Farm Program is open now until May 15. For more information visit http://extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm or for an application

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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