Scott Killpack to retire

Scott Killpack, Agronomy/Natural Resource Specialist and County Program Director, is retiring with 32 years of service to University of Missouri Extension – 19 of those years in St. Charles County. Countless residents have benefited from his expertise and passion to educate and to provide science-based information in an easy-to-understand way. Scott and his wife will be moving to Idaho to be closer to their family. His last day in the office is March 31.

Please join us for a retirement open house on Thursday, March 26, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with cookies and punch.

Spring plant sales

The St. Charles County Master Gardeners will host several plant sales this spring. Mark your calendars, tell your friends and plan to come early -- plants sell fast!

Annual report published

Take a look at our annual report for a summary of the activities, services and programs that we provided this past year. If you would like a printed tabloid size copy, please call 636-970-3000. Annual report

Emerald ash borer found in St. Charles County

A potentially very destructive insect pest to ash trees known as the emerald ash borer (EAB) has been found in St. Charles County. This is the first known detection in the St. Louis Region. Press release (PDF)

Resources to learn more about this pest and how to manage it: MU Extension webpage | Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer (PDF)

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

St. Charles County Extension Council sponsors an ongoing brick fundraising effort to keep our programs and services at their current level. With funding from St. Charles County government reduced by 54 percent since 2008, we are forced to find additional sources of financial support. For each $100 donation, a brick will be inscribed and added to the pathway around our flagpole. Donations are tax-deductible. Brick order form (PDF).

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