Missouri Farm Family recognized
Mike and Sandy Schmidt and family of St. Charles were among the families honored during the Missouri Farm Family Day, Aug. 15 at the Missouri State Fair. The Schmidt Family was selected as the St. Charles County Missouri Farm Family by the St. Charles County Extension Council and local Farm Bureau. The family includes Dalton, Delaney and Darby. Each year, the fair sets aside a day to recognize farm families from across the state who are active in their communities, involved in agriculture and participate in local outreach and extension programs such as 4-H or FFA.
Caring for ash trees
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in St. Charles County in 2014. 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) Online ordering.
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