4-H Poster Art Contest

Note: deadline is extended to March 24, 2017

2017 Franklin County 4-H poster art contest theme is "Join 4-H!". Posters must be brought to the Franklin County Extension Center by 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017. For additional information click HERE (PDF)

Now hiring to work at 4-H Camp

Northheast Missouri 4-H Camp Committee has openings for these positions; Camp Assistant, Kitchen Helper and Health Aide. For more information contact Rhonda Shafer at 636-528-4616
Position details(PDF)
Camp staff Application (PDF)

2017 SMQA Dates are set!

The Show Me Quality Assurance training program dates are as follows:
Click HERE to view the dates and locations.  If you have any questions about needing to attend this training, please call the office at 636-583-5141.

The Franklin County Cattlemen's Scholarships are available!

The Franklin County Cattlemen's Scholarships are available to download.  
To be eligible for the high school senior scholarship, the applicant must apply during their senior year in high school, have a beef project and/or be involved in beef promotion activities.
To be eligible for post high school scholarship, the applicant must have been a full-time college student or full-time student in a technical program the previous year and not have reached their 23rd birthday by January 2018 and be enrolled as a full time student for the fall semester of 2017.  

Spring in just around the corner!

Even when it gets cold outside there are always tasks to be done that can keep you on top of your plants and ornamentals.  The gardening calendar will guide you through weekly tasks so you don't feel so overwhelmed.  The February Gardening Calendar and March Gardening Calendar will keep you on top of everything you need. Be sure and scroll down to the calendar page for weed identification, frost freeze guide and many other resources.  If you have any question just give us a call.

Soil Testing for Healthy Lawns and Gardens 

The soil test is an excellent gauge of soil fertility.   It is an inexpensive way to maintain good plant health and maximum productivity without polluting the environment by over applications of nutrients. For more information on this topic click HERE.

Interpreting Your Soil Test Results for Lawn and Gardens

Once the soil test is conducted and the results are available, the ability to interpret the results is an important consideration in correcting a deficiency or imbalance.  For more information on how to interpret your test click HERE.

Franklin County 4-H News

March 2017 (PDF)