Welcome to Jefferson County

It's Fair Time!

The Jefferson County Fair 2016 is rapidly approaching - are you ready for the competition? The categories are nearly endless for items you can enter. And don't forget about entering that really big tomato or head of cabbage you've grown! All entries must be pre-registered and submitted to the Extension office by July 13th. The HOME EC BOOK will give you complete details on classes and categories and also dates and times for entry and pickup. Entry forms are included in the HOME EC BOOK that you can print and fill out and return the our office by Mail: University Extension, P.O. Box 497, Hillsboro, MO 63050 - by fax to: 636-797-9074 or email to: jeffersonco@missouri.edu. Mark your calendars for July 21st through July 24th -  we'll see you at the fair!


Who Get's Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate

Whether planning ahead or making decisions when someone dies, this class can help families understand the sensitivity of the issues, determine what they want to accomplish, decide what's "fair" for their family, understand belongings have different meanings to different individuals, consider distribution options and consequences, and agree to manage conflicts if they arise. The workshop will be held on Thursday, July 14 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the MU Extension office in Hillsboro. Call the office at 636-797-5391 to register. Cost for the workshop is $15. Hurry to register, seating is limited.


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Child Care Provider Classes

Eight different licensed trainings are being offered this spring and summer by the University Extension. These educational programs are free, but pre-registration is required. A list of the individual workshops dates, times and locations can be found at the following LINK. To register contact us at 636-797-5391 or email us at jeffersonco@extension.edu with your information.


Eating Smart * Being Active

Eating Smart*Being Active is a FREE program provided by University of Missouri Extension Family Nutrition Education Programs. Interactive lessons focus on simple message related to food, nutrition and tips for feeding your family. Classes will be held at the DeSoto Public Library in May and June, More information on times and registration can be found at the following LINK.


Flood-related resources from MU Extension

Information on recent flooding and recovery guidance can be found at the following LINK. For immediate concerns within the Jefferson County area contact Jefferson County Emergency Management. In addition the Extension office has information and directions that we will send you. Contact the office at: 636-797-5391.

Beware of scams and frauds when dealing with disaster recovery

Information on avoiding scams and fraudulent services when trying to clean up your property can be found at this SCAMS AND FRAUD LINK


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