Grow Your Farm Course to be Rescheduled

The Grow Your Farm course will be rescheduled soon. Please check back often for updates. This is an 8 week class that will walk you through the different phases of what you need to think about in deciding on enterprises for the farm with tons of informational resources to assist you.  There is homework involved!  If you complete your homework, you should leave the class with a backbone to a business plan for your farm.  The cost of the course is $35/farm for 2 individuals.  Any additional person will be $25.  The class will meet at the Jefferson County Extension Center in Hillsboro, so there is limited space for registration.  If you have any questions please call Debi Kelly, MU Field Specialist in Horticulture, at 636-797-5391. 

Woodland Owners Free Webinar Series

This series is offered on Feb 21 & 28, and March 1 & 14, 2019.  Missouri landowners own roughly 85 percent of the state's 15.6 million of forested acres.  This land supports a $10 billion dollar forest products industry in the state.  Hank Stelszer, State Forestry Extension Specialist urges land owners to think of their unmanaged woodland like an unweeded garden.   "One doesn't plant a garden and then walk away only to return at the end of the growing season expecting to reap the rewards of weeks on inattention,"  This free webinar series will help woodland owners begin their journey of more actively managing their woodlands.,  Click HERE for more information. 

Time to test your soil!

If you have never tested your soil for your lawn or garden, now is the perfect time.  Soil tests in our office are $20 for one test or $15 each if you submit two or more.  Read this article for more information on the importance of testing! For information on understanding your lawn and garden soil tests reports and calculating fertilizer requirements based on soil test requirements, please visit HERE.

Ready for Spring??? .....Gardening and Lawn Care Tips!

The gardening calendar will guide you through weekly tasks so you don't feel so overwhelmed.  The March Gardening Calendar will keep you on top of everything you need. Be sure and scroll down to the calendar page for weed identification and many other resources.  If you have any question just give us a call.

Franklin County 4-H News

December 2018 (PDF)