Job opening: 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 February 27, 2015. Job description and application

Upcoming classes

Jump start your gardening efforts

Dig In: A Gardening Seminar is a morning of learning fun! You create your schedule with the gardening topics that are of interest to you. There will be three sessions, and you choose from three topics for each of the three sessions. February 28, 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Read more

Increase your strength, improve your balance

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy is a nine-week program that teaches easy-to-learn, safe, effective, exercises. It is designed for middle-aged and older adults who want to improve their quality of life and stay active. March 4 through April 29, 10 to 11 a.m. Read more in a trifold brochure (PDF)

Become a Master Gardener

Training to become a Master Gardener is a 15-week program that prepares individuals to volunteer in a variety of gardening projects. March 4 through June 10, 6 to 9 p.m. Registration deadline is February 27. Read more

Improve your money management skills

The Women's Financial Education Series is a five-session series designed to help individuals, especially women, increase their financial knowledge, develop confidence in their decision-making ability and gain control of their lives through informed money management. March 5 through April 2, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Registration deadline is February 26. Read more

Broaden your business reach in the community

Extension Business Breakfast will be offered quarterly for current and future business owners. The first session will present the importance of social media, how to maximize it and available tools and resources. March 10, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Read more in a flyer (PDF)

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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