Council meetings

The Madison County Extension Council meets at the Extension center at 6 p.m. on the first Monday of the month.

Upcoming Programs in Madison County

Build Your Board is a convenient training program designed specifically for board members of non-profit organizations. Created by University of Missouri Extension community development specialists with over 50 years of combined experience in the field, the information presented is reliable and resourceful.

Online training offers convenience and flexibility. Participants can log in at any time and can take all 16 lessons at once or can break the training up in 15-minute intervals. No meetings to attend and no travel expenses mean both time and money will be saved.

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Affordable Care Act Program to Be Held in Madison County

How will the Affordable Care Act affect you and your community? The University of Missouri Extension Center in Madison County is offering information about the health care law that can help families, individuals and businesses understand their options and responsibilities.  

 The event will be held on Thursday, November 13th at 5:30 pm at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, 216 South Main Street.  Childcare and light refreshments will be provided to attendees at no cost.

 The event is part of MU Extension’s Health Insurance Education Initiative.

 “The Health Insurance Education Initiative will help Show-Me State citizens understand their health insurance options and learn how to get help in their own communities if they choose to enroll in Missouri’s health insurance marketplace,” said Brenda Procter, associate professor of consumer and family economics for MU Extension.

 A website, at, provides educational materials and links to information. “The website is a source to learn factual, unbiased information about the changes in health insurance that are required by the law,” Procter said.

 MU Extension’s Health Insurance Education Initiative website also provides a map of Missouri educators who can provide local workshops and a calendar where you can learn about upcoming events near you.

 Please register for this event by contacting the Madison County MU Extension Center at 137 West Main Street, Fredericktown, or 573-783-3303. 


SARE Grant Writing Workshop

Food preservation guides


Vegetable guides


University of Missouri Extension is now taking applications:

Regional family financial education specialist

The position will be located at the Madison County Extension Center in Fredericktown. The specialist will also cover Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Iron, Madison, Perry, Reynolds and Wayne counties in the Southeast Region with additional coverage as needed. See more information on the Position description (PDF). Applicants must apply online


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The staff of the Madison County Extension Center is available to assist residents with research-based information on a variety of topics. If you can't find what you are looking for on our website, give us a call at 573-783-3303 or email


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