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Happy Anniversary Extension!

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which created Cooperative Extension, the forerunner of modern-day MU Extension. Watch our webpage for anniversary events taking place this year.

2014 Missouri Master Gardener Training now scheduled

Missouri Master Gardeners are offering training in Jefferson County beginning April 9th, 2014 and will conclude June 25th, 2014. Classes will be held every Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Jefferson College Student Center, 1000 Viking Drive, Hillsboro, MO 63050. For more information on the this program you can view the brochure here or contact the Extension office and we will send a brochure to you.

Spring Storm Preparedness and Recovery Information

Devastating tornadoes and storms that have hit Missouri in recent years have caused many Missourians to take a closer look at weather related safety issues. For information on Extension publications on Emergency Management be sure to check out the list of topics available online.

Improving Your Glade for Wildlife and Natural Beauty

Have a hillside with a rocky cedar glade and grassy openings on your property? Would you like to enhance wildlife abundance and natural beauty on your property too? Join Jeffifer Porcelli with the Missouri Department of Conservation for an outdoor workshop on Saturday, May 3rd at the Valley View Glades Natural Area, Hwy. B, Hillsboro, MO. Attendance is free but space is limited - registration is required. RSVP to Jennifer Porcelli at 636-300-1953 x 4162 or email Jennifer.Porcelli@mdc.mo.gov for more information and to reserve your spot.

Plant Diagnostics Clinic Reopens

The Univesity of Missouri Plant Diagnositc Clinic reopend on April 1, 2014. The clinic was establishefd in 1965 to provide answers to plant health questions. The clinic takes sample for diagnosis throughout Missouri. They welcome sample submissions to help determine plant health issues and will help track disease or threatening pest locations and noxious weeds. For more information on what can be tested and submission forms and fees check out the MU IPM Program website.

2013 Annual Report

The Jefferson County Extension 2013 Annual Report (PDF) for is now ready. Please take a few moments to review the programs and services we offered this past year. Contact the Extension office at 636-797-5391 for information on upcoming programs and classes for 2014.  

Big River Watershed

Release of Draft Restoration Plan (and appendices) for review and comment available online at Missouri Department of Natural Resource - Natural Resource Damages Information. Please see links under title “DRAFT Southeast Missouri Ozarks Regional Restoration Plan”
to see actual text of the plan and its appendices.



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