4-H Letters to Leaders Contest

Thank your leader and win a prize!!

4-H members can thank their 4-H leaders and win cash prizes at the same time by entering the Letters to Leaders Contest.To enter, members write a letter of appreciation to an adult club leader, project leader, or activity leader who has helped or inspired them. Send the letter to the Extension Center. The letter must be hand written and not more than one page in length. At the bottom of the letter the member must print their first and last name, 4-H Club, and age on December 31, 2016. Be sure to write the first and last name of the leader on the letter. Letters must be received by December 1. A $5 cash prize will be awarded to the top letter in four age categories: 8-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15 & older. The winning letters will be read to their leader at the Leader Recognition Dinner in January. The leader the letter is written to will be recognized at the county Leader Recognition Dinner. After the contest, all letters will be forwarded to the leader they were written to.

Marketing Strategies for Business Expansion Class is Offered Nov. 14, 2017

This FREE class is offered Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at East Central Business and Industry Center, 42 Prairie Dell Plaza in Union MO.  This class will help you find specific and practical information on possible partners and trade leads in domestic and foreign markets.  Participants will learn about the best practices in advanced research methodology and resources for obtaining market data that is current and actionable.  This will help to identify the most promising markets with in the B2C and B2B environment.  E-commerce, social media and web optimization tips will be provided.  To register you must call 636-649-5803 or email cwd@eastcentral.edu.  Seating is limited so call today!

For a brochure on the two classes listed above please click (HERE)

2017 Fall Session of Stay Healthy, Stay Strong

The fall class is scheduled!  Please click (HERE) to download the registration forms for the Level 1 (Basic) Class or the Level 2 (Advanced) Class.  If you have any questions please call us at 636-583-5141

Understanding Herbicide Drift Issues

Several reports of herbicide injury on high-value ornamental and specialty crops due to drift from products has been reported.  Read more about this and other helpful topics at the MU Integrated Pest Management website. 

Gardening and Lawn Care Tips!

It's official, summer is coming to an end.  There are an abundant amount of  tasks to be done that can keep you on top of your garden harvest and lawn care.  The gardening calendar will guide you through weekly tasks so you don't feel so overwhelmed.  The September Gardening Calendar and October 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.

Flood Recovery Information Packet for Home and Business

With the recent flooding throughout the state of Missouri, we encourage you to download this informational packet to assist you in the recovery process.
Flood Recovery Packet for your home (PDF)
Missouri Business Disaster Resource Guide (PDF)

Franklin County 4-H News

October 2017 (PDF)