Tai Chi Class Coming Soon

Tai Chi for Arthritis is an effective exercise program that improves health and well-being. What a great way to begin fall!  The class is being offered on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Perryville United Methodist Church, 314 W North Street, Perryville, MO, starting Aug. 21 through Oct. 18, 2019.  See flier or call 573-547-4504 for more information and to register.

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy Class Beginning Soon

  The Perry County University of Missouri Extension Center is hosting an eight-week strength training program, Stay Strong, Stay Healthy - Level 1.  This program is built on simple strength building exercises that will improve balance, health, and state of mind.  No, they are not strenuous weight lifting; you will start at a level that is right for you.  No one is too inactive to participate.  Building strength promotes quality of life and independence, especially for adults over 50.  The program will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-10 a.m. beginning in August 21.  The cost is $50 with a $10 refund if you attend 10 or more sessions.  See flier or call 573-547-4504 for more information and to register.  

The latest issue of the Briefings on Family MattersSummer2019

The latest issue of the Garden Spade Newsletter - May 2019

The latest issue of SEMO Livestock NewsJune 2019

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 Perry County 4-H Fair  

  • July 27 - Perry County 4-H Fair Cattle Show - East Perry Fair Grounds  (9:00 am)
  • Rescheduled due to HEAT:   July 28 - 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 Associate, 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 Diarrhea, 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 are available for purchase at the extension center. Proceeds benefit local 4-H programs.
Order form (PDF)


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