4-H Youth Specialist retires
John Nickler, 4-H Youth Specialist, is retiring after 28 years with MU Extension, 26 years in St. Charles County. In all those years his efforts touched the lives of thousands of youth -- he leaves big shoes to fill. We are going to miss him and wish him the best in the years ahead! John's last day with MU Extension was November 12.
Council nominations being sought
Nominations are being accepted for the January 2016 election to the University of Missouri Extension Council of St. Charles County. This council is the local link between county residents and the University of Missouri four-campus system. Council members assist in planning and carrying out extension educational efforts to improve people’s lives. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and reside in St. Charles County. Individuals interested in serving on the council should call the St. Charles County Extension Center (636-970-3000). Nomination deadline is December 17, 2015.
Caring for ash trees
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found last year in St. Charles County. Due to the potential spread and destruction from this pest, you should take steps to protect ash trees while they are relatively healthy. Once canopy dieback or thinning begins, the tree's vascular system is considerably damaged. Treatment at that point may stop additional damage, but it cannot reverse the existing damage. Resources to learn more about this pest and how to manage it: Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer (PDF) | Tree pests
Been helped by extension?
If you have received help from Extension programming and/or services in St. Charles County, please consider letting the County Executive or your county council member know about your experience. Our operation is dependent on an annual county council appropriation. Your comments will verify the benefit residents receive from extension. Find your county council member
Buy a brick fundraiser
Support University of Missouri Extension in St. Charles County to keep our programs and services at their current level. For each $100 donation, a brick will be inscribed and added to the pathway around our flagpole. In lieu of a brick, donations of any amount will be appreciated. All donations are tax-deductible. The fundraiser is an effort of Missouri Extension Education Foundation. Brick order form (PDF).
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