Welcome to Jefferson County

 

Local flood relief for area residents

There will be a flood relief event on Saturday, August 22nd from 10 am to 2 pm. For more information on what is available at this event check out this FLYER. As programs and events are created we will post the information. Additional contact information from SBA (Small Business Administration) on businesses and residents affected can found on this PDF document.

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Sparking Kid's Curiosity Workshop

The Jefferson County Extension office will hold a workshop for child care providers on Thursday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m. For more information and registration directions check out the FLYER.

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Mary Wilson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Congratulations to the recepients of the Scholarship Fund. With the generous donations of family and friends, the Wilson family was able to provide three - $500 scholarships to area students. Certificates and awards were presented at the August Extension Council meeting. Winners were: Joseph Reed, Rachael Bonacker and Lindsey Orphan. Good luck to all of them and their future in agriculture!

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Did you know . . .

The first 4-H Beef Project Club was organized in 1924 with the Sam Lewis family of Hillsboro, MO.

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Career Opportunity

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.



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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