Hiring 4-H Program Associate

We are accepting applications for a part time 4-H Program Associate. The basic function and responsibility of this position is to assist in the planning, management and support of 4-H Youth Development programs in St. Charles County, under the guidance and supervision of the 4-H Youth Development Specialist. The application deadline is November 14, 2014. Job description and application

Chop up those leaves on your lawn

Fall is in full force and leaves are starting to fall in abundance from trees. Rather than raking up all those leaves on your lawn try using your mower to chop them up. Studies have shown improved lawn health as a result of nutrients and organic matter contributed from the leaves. In most cases it will require that you run over the leaves at least twice with the mower. For more details see "Don't Bag It Lawn Care."

Microsoft Office 2010 classes

Learn the beginner Microsoft Office 2010 skills you need to create professional documents for your home or business. You will learn ways to format documents, create tables, add your professional logo and much more. First in the series of classes is Word 2010, November 19, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Printable details and dates for the series of classes (PDF)

Emerald ash borer found in St. Charles County

image of emerald ash borer in relation to a pennyA 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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