Learn beginner Microsoft Office skills

Learn the necessary skills to create professional documents for home or business using Word, Excel and/or PowerPoint. Classes are taught by Darlisa Diltz, Business Development Specialist, at the extension center. Bring your own laptop. Flyer with more info (PDF)

Want to build your business strategy?

Two classes can help you: Maximizing the Best Business Strategies, July 15 and Creating a Break-Through Marketing Plan, July 16. Flyer with more info (PDF)

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

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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