Serving Iron County since 1914

MU Extension in Iron County connects people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of our communities. The Iron County Extension Center is located on the third floor of the historic Iron County Courthouse.

 

A history of service

In 1914, Iron County established a "Corn Club" at the Ironton High School. This Corn Club was Missouri's first major development for extension. Seven boys joined this club, which was led by B. P. Burnham, Ironton school superintendent. The boys each raised an acre of corn, using the very latest agricultural research to gain improved yields. These Corn Clubs (and the girl's version, Canning Clubs) helped introduce modern methods of growing and preserving farm products. In the 1920s, these Corn and Canning Clubs were renamed 4-H Clubs, emphasizing agricultural and homemaking skills. 4-H has come a long way in the intervening years, with projects ranging from computers and rocketry to veterinary science and robots — and everything in between.

University of Missouri Extension has expanded greatly from its roots in agriculture and homemaking. We still provide vast amounts of research-based information on agriculture, livestock, canning and gardening. But in addition to these topics, extension helps local residents start small businesses, offers parents resources for child development and preparing nutritious meals, supports community development projects and provides information for alternatives to traditional agriculture.

Whether it is resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to explore our website, call or email to learn how we can help you.

 

 

 

 

       The Arcadia Valley Home and

         Garden Tour

           

                   Saturday, June 20, 2015

                   8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

                  Tour Highlights

                    Private Gardens

                        County Community Garden

                      Farmers Market

                     Informational Programs – Historical Buildings

                    Homes - Plant and Produce Sales

             Arcadia Valley Art Studio – Arcadian Academy of Music

 

         COME FOR THE DAY OR STAY FOR THE WEEKEND

           FOR LOCAL ATTRACTIONS, DINING AND LODGING CHECK OUT

http://www.arcadiavalley.biz or http://www.missouristateparks.net/contact-us-brochure/index.htm

TICKETS  -  $7.00

SOLD 8:00 A.M. UNTIL NOON THE DAY OF THE TOUR

ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE COURTHOUSE – 250 S. MAIN

IRONTON, MISSOURI

DOOR PRIZES

For Information contact University Extension

Office - 573-546-7515

Sponsored by Iron County Extension Council

           

                

4-H Information

4-H is always open to kids who want to have fun and learn, and to adults who care about kids and want to help grow good ones.  Call Debra Henk, 4-H Youth Specialist for information on joining or volunteering.  She can be reached at 573-546-7515 or visit the third floor of the Iron County Courthouse. 

 

 

Second Annual

 

  Iron County 4-H Shooting Sports 

vs

Local Law Enforcement

 

Shooting Competition

JUNE 27

Starting at 10 am

At the Arcadia Valley Lions Club Fairgrounds

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Sponsored by Arcadia Valley Lions Club

And the Iron County University of Missouri Extension Office

For more information, call the Extension Office 546-7515

University of Missouri Extension and 4-H activities are open to all.