Your community classroom

MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in Perry County. We connect people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of our communities. MU Extension in Perry County is your one-stop source for practical education and information on almost anything.

MU Extension partners with the Perry County Commission and other local organizations to provide education, information and services that meet people’s needs. The elected and appointed members of the Perry County Extension Council provide guidance in identifying those needs to ensure that our educational programs are relevant, reliable and responsive.

Whether it’s resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to explore our website, call or email to learn how we can help you.


2019 Private Applicator Classes

Classes to receive a private applicator license will be held on Thursday, January 31 at 9:00 am and Thursday, February 7 at 6:00 pm at the Perry County University of Missouri Extension Office.  To register call 573-547-4504.  


2019 Master Gardener Symposium - Registration

The twenty-second Perry County Master Gardener Symposium will be held Saturday, February 16 at the Perryville Higher Education Center from 8 am to 12:30 pm  To see class selections and registration information click on the Registration link above.


The latest issue of the Briefings on Family Matters - Winter 2018


4-H Camp July 1-3, 2019

  2019 Camp Registration coming soon. 


Perry County 4-H Fair 2019 dates - Fairbook

  • July 27 - Perry County 4-H Fair Cattle Show - East Perry Fair Grounds  (10:00 am)
  • TBA     - Perry County 4-H Fair Horse Show - Hope Center, Perryville (3:00 pm)
  • July 31 - Perry County 4-H Fair and Chicken Dinner, American Legion, Perryville (Dinner is 4:00 - 7:30 pm)
Join 4-H

Perry County 4-H provides kids ages 5-18 with a variety of fun, exciting and educational activities. Make Friends, be yourself and help your community - JOIN TODAY!

Contact Dianna Koenig, Perry County 4-H Youth Development Program Assistant, 573-547-4504, for membership details. See the 4-H link on the left.


Perry County Karst Community Plan

Perry County has a very challenging geology. There are more sinkholes and miles of caves here than in any other Missouri county.  A multi discipline community committee is developing a community plan to protect the water quality of the karst system. Here are the draft plan documents:  Community Plan (PDF) and Plan Appendix (PDF)  The plan will soon be published in the Federal Register. You may make an official comment on the plan when it is published, through the Federal Register.


Market Barrow project news for youth leaders and fair boards (good information for all pork producers on disease control)

The spread of a new viral disease PED, Porcine Epidemic Diarhea, has changed how we plan and conduct market barrow and other hog projects.  See this note from Marcia Shannon, Extension Swine Specialist.

Crop News

Anthony Ohmes, Extension Agronomy Specialist, has posted his the latest Crop News.  This issue covers pasture, hay, wheat and cover crop topics.


Plat Books

2015 Perry County plat books and wall maps are available for purchase at the extension center. Proceeds benefit local 4-H programs.
Order form (PDF)

Quality for Keeps newsletter

Research-based articles written by University of Missouri Extension regional specialists for those who produce and preserve food. To sign up to receive the newsletter by mail or email, contact Bethany Bachmann.
Read current and archived issues online: Quality for Keeps

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