Upcoming programs

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Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions

Learn how to relax & handle difficult emotions; manage medications & symptoms; improve eating & physical activity; communicate more effectively with healthcare providers; set realistic goals.

The program will be held at the Cole County Extension Center on Tuesday's (Oct. 31; Nov. 7; 14; 21; 28 & Dec. 5) from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

contact Lynda Zimmerman at ZimmermanL@missouri.edu to sign up and to learn more.

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.


Join 4-H

There are several active 4-H Clubs in Cole County. 4-H is about more than plows, sows, and cows. Shooting Sports is the fastest growing project but with so many projects choices everyone can find something to meet their goals. 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 4-H year begins October 1st but we accept enrollment year round. Steps to become a 4-H member:

  1. Choose a club. Feel free to visit a club that meets near your or at a convenient day of the week.
  2. Select at least one project. Pick up a booklet from your club leader or go to the Missouri 4-H website for a list of opportunities. Or feel free to design your own project!
  3. Enroll online.
    • Dues are currently $25 payable online at time of enrollment (by December 31); $30 January 1 through August 31. Clubs may have additional dues payable to the club's Treasurer.
    • Parents do not need to register unless you wish to become a volunteer.  Find the steps to volunteer here.

Contact us with any additional questions.

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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