Food Preservation Workshops Offer in Union

Three sessions will be offered here in Union.  June 12 session is about water bath canning fruits and tomatoes.  June 19 session is about using a pressure canner to can vegetables.  The June 26 session will be on preparing jams and jellies.  Classes are $15 each or all three for $35.  To register you need to call the office at 636-583-5141.  Please see the flyer 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.

Gardening and Lawn Care Tips!

Wow!  Amazing how time passes. Spring has arrived!  The gardening calendar will guide you through weekly tasks so you don't feel so overwhelmed.  The June Gardening 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.

Food Preservation

The University of Missouri Extension is now offering an online course in Food Preservation.  This course is filled with everything you need to know to get started in canning and preserving your own foods.  In this course you will learn the science behind canning and preserving, how to get started, and the various methods of canning and preserving such as:

  • Pressure Canning
  • Water-bath Canning
  • Steam Canning
  • Freezing and Dehydration
  • and how to make pickles, salsa, and sweet spreads

Learn the importance of reducing safety risks and about all the benefits of taking part in this age-old tradition.  Once completing this online course your will practice your new skills at a hands-on workshop near you!  Registration for your hands-on workshop is available within the course.  For more information contact Mary Schroepfer, Health and Nutrition Education Specialist at 636-583-5141.  You may register for the class at

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

April 2018 (PDF)