Welcome to Jefferson County

Mary Wilson Scholarship Fund

As an expression of sympathy, memorials can be made to "University of Missouri Extension" for the Mary Wilson Scholarship Fund. Please send checks to the University Extension office at P.O. Box 497, Hillsboro, MO 63050. For more information about Mary Wilson, her obituary can be
found at this link


Career Opportunities

Office Support Associate

Headquartered in Hillsboro, Missouri, responsibilities include office support and financial recordkeeping. QuickBooks experience preferred. Complete information of this position and job application can be found at this link. You may email your completed application to: jeffersonco@missouri.edu or mail it to: University Extension, P.O. Box 497, RE: Office Support Associate, Hillsboro, MO 63050. EEO/AA/ADA Employer.

Regional Family Financial Education Specialist
University of Missouri Extension

Headquartered in Hillsboro, Missouri and primarily serves Jefferson County in the Urban Region, and Franklin, Ste. Genevieve, and St. Francois counties in the East Central Region, with additional coverage as needed.

University of Missouri Extension regional specialists provide collaborative leadership and subject-matter expertise to develop, deliver and evaluate educational programs focused on improving lives, communities and economies.  In general, regional specialists provide educational opportunities that enable businesses, farms, families and communities to strengthen the economy and enhance quality of life. In addition, regional specialists create partnerships with civic and business organizations, educational institutions, local leaders and key stakeholders to identify priorities, increase financial and in-kind resources, and strategically address needs with research-based education.

This position is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs in financial literacy, money management, estate planning, food resource management, debt management and consumer issues for low income audiences.

For complete information on this position and instructions to apply follow this link.


Native Plants

A Native Plant Workshop will be held on Saturday, May 9th at Kress Farm Garden Preserve. For more information check out the flyer. Registration is required.


Seasonal Maintenance for Athletic Fields Workshop

An Athletic Fields Workshop will be held on Thursday, May 14th at the High Ridge Civic Center, High Ridge, MO. The workshop will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will cost $15 per individual. For more information check out the flyer. Registration is required through the Extension office at 636-797-5391.


Did you know . . .

The Master Gardener concept began more than 42 years ago in Washington state in response to a high level of interest in home gardening and numerous requests to county extension offices for horticultural information. The idea was to involve horticulture extension faculty in training knowledgeable gardeners to assist Extension staff in delivering home gardening information to friends, neighbors, and the general public. From that first class of Seattle area Master Gardeners in 1972, the concept has now spread to all 50 states and several Canadian provinces.

The Missouri Master Gardener program began in St. Louis in 1983. Currently, over 2,500 active Master Gardeners serve as University of Missouri Extension volunteers in 110 counties around the state.


High School Students - check this out!

The Arts as a Portal to Science Communication - a summer art/science camp for high school students ages 15 to 18 will be held July 12-16, 2015 on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, MO. For more information check out the summer camp flyer (pdf)


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.


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