Welcome to Jefferson County

Congratulations to all the winners at the Jefferson County Fair!

We had over 270 entries in the 2017 Fair Exhibits and Photography competition thanks to everyone that entered their homemade - handmade and photographic items. Jefferson County has multiple talents!

And a big THANKS to the buyers of the Hog & Cattle Shows!

  • Bone Heating & Cooling  - Grand Champion Steer
  • Roberts, Wooten, & Zimmer Attorney Law Firm-  Grand Champion Hog
  • Washington Farm Supply – Reserve Champion Hog
  • Howard & Nancy Holland
  • The Hitching Post Feed & Supply
  • Checkered Flag Excavating
  • Kempin Automotive
  • Farmington Livestock Market
  • John & Joan Summers
  • Buchheits – House Springs
  • Next Step Contracting
  • Hopper Farms
  • Ray Ulrich Paving
  • Koch Farms
  • MFA – St. Clair
  • Crosby Door
  • Wm. Nobbe & Company
  • Citizens for Shane Roden

The Reserve Champion Steer will be at the Missouri State Fair, beginning August 10 through August 20th in Sedalia. Contact the Extension office for more information!


Food Preservation Workshops

The next workshop will feature Canning Vegetables and will be held on Tuesday, August 1st - See our FLYER for information for each topic, dates, times and how to register. Wait list only - class is full! If you would like us to hold another canning workshop let us know! Call us at 636-797-5391.


Don't be alone in the dark during the solar eclipse - take us with you!

The "Great American Eclipse" will take place on August 21, 2017. This will be the first i\time in U.S. history that a total solar eclipse will make landfall exclusively on U.S. soil, meaning it will not be visible from any other country. And this is the first time a total solar eclipse has gone from one American coast to the other since 1918! This eclipse will be the most viewed LIVE ever! More than 10 million people are in the path of totality! For this once in a life-time event come by the Extension office (301 3rd Street, Hillsboro, MO) to get a pair of FREE solar glasses when you sign up on our mail list. To help understand the significance and what to expect from the eclipse, check out our INFORMATION BROCHURE. Be safe and enjoy this once in a lifetime event!!


Flood resource information

Contact the Extension office at 636-797-5391 if you need additional information.

MU Extension Flood Resources

MP904, Resources for Your Flooded Home

How-to-Install a Self-Help Tarp

Rehabbing Flooded Houses: A Guide for Builders and Contractors

Mold control resources

Understanding the Effects of Flooding on Trees

Flooding Q & A

Design Storm Alert System (tracks accumulated precipitation and helps with managing stored manure or domestic wastewater)

MoDOT road travel conditions

Jefferson County Resource (directory of county agencies)


Straw bale gardening offers options for gardeners

Overcome poor soil and limited space. Check out this ARTICLE about options for your gardening this spring and summer.


Weather related


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