Celebrating 100 years
University of Missouri Extension has been serving St. Charles County for 100 years, and we think that is something to celebrate. During these past 100 years, MU Extension has helped countless people in St. Charles County learn skills to improve their lives and our communities to grow and prosper. Our celebration will be held October 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read more
New evening class for business owners
Want to build your business strategy? Two classes can help you: Maximizing the Best Business Strategies, August 25 and Creating a Break-Through Marketing Plan, August 27. Both classes are now offered 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Flyer with more info (PDF)
Lawn Chair Tuesdays
A new class format for learning about gardening topics will be offered by the St. Charles Master Gardeners. The classes are free and take place in the Demonstration Gardens on site at the extension center. The last class for this season is September 15, 6:30 p.m. to dusk. More info
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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