Home Food Preservation Classes to be Offered

Learn how to safely preserve fantastic jams and jellies, salsa, and pressure can vegetables by attending one or all three of the classes in this Home Food Preservation Series.  To learn more about the classes and for registration information click here.

Does Cooking Matter to You?

Learn how to prepare healthy, delicious meals and stretch your food dollars from trained nutrition professionals!  Cooking Matters Class to be offered at the Perry County Extension Center in Perryville on Tuesdays and Thursdays - July 9, 11, 18, 23, 25, and 30 from 10 am - Noon.  Receive a FREE bag of groceries for one of the recipes made during the class so you can make it at home.  See flier or call 573-547-4504 for more information and to register.  

Arts & Crafts 4-H for ALL!

You do not need to be a current 4-H member to enroll. For more information about the Arts & Crafts 4-H SPIN Clubs see the 4-H page under local programming.

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 21 - Perry County 4-H Fair Horse Show - Hope Center, Perryville (3:00 pm)
  • July 27 - Perry County 4-H Fair Cattle Show - East Perry Fair Grounds  (9:00 am)
  • 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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