Welcome to Jefferson County

Meet the Buyers event

Farmers throughout Missouri and Illinois are invited to attend a Meet the Buyers event on March 3, 2015, at the St. Louis University campus in the Il Monastero Building, 3050 Olive Boulevard, St. Louis, Mo., from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This event is an opportunity to meet local and regional food buyers. The following organizations are partnering to support the one-day event: Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Department of Agriculture, University of Missouri Extension, Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Specialty Growers Association, Illinois Department of Agriculture and University of Illinois Extension. More information can be found at the link above.

2013 Century Farm - Lynch Family with
County Council member Terri Krietler

Search for Missouri Century Farms continues

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1915, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. Applicants certified as owners of a 2015 Missouri Century Farm will be recognized by the local MU Extension office in the county where the farm is located. Applicants are presented with a sign and a certificate.

Since Missouri began the program in 1976, more than 8,000 century farms have been recognized. For application forms and information, call MU Extension Publications toll-free at 1-800-292-0969, contact the Jefferson County Extension office at (636) 797-5391, or visit the program website at http://extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm.



91st Soils & Crops Conference and Soil & Water Conservation District Annual Meeting

Mark your calendar for March 21st, 2015 and watch our site for more information about this special event held at the Hillsboro High School. It's the social event of the year so you won't want to miss it!  


Private pesticide applicator training

MU Extension provides private pesticide applicator training for producers as required for Missouri Department of Agriculture certification. Individuals must purchase or bring a copy of MU Extension publication M87, Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual, to the training. Manuals may be purchased at the extension center.

Contact the Jefferson County Extension Office at 636-797-5391 to schedule an individual appointment to apply for a license or renew your current one. Plan on viewing a three hour training DVD.







2014 Annual report

The Jefferson County Annual Report provides a summary of programs and services we provided in 2014. If you would like more information about these services please contact us at 636-797-5391.



Trivia Night with 4-H

Round up yourself and 7 of your closest friends for a fun trivia night! Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Hillsboro Civic Center - 6:30 p.m. This is a fundraiser put on by the Jefferson County 4-H Interstate Exchange Group to raise money to host a youth group from Colorado. For more information see the Trivia Night flyer.


Hatching Chicks in the Classroom

It's time once again for the 4-H School Enrichment Embryology program. More information and registration is available on our 4-H page under "What's in 4-H": Hatching Chick in the Classroom. Or you can contact the Extension office if you have questions at 636-797-5391.

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