We have MOVED!  Our new location is 1300 Progress Parkway, Suite B in the new Progress Sports Complex of the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center.  Come see us!

Welcome to Ste. Genevieve County Extension

Upcoming Programs

June

June 18, - 6:00 pm.  Insect Pest in the Garden, Perryville United Methodist Church, 314 W North Street, Perryville MO  -  Free

June 24, 26 & July 1, 5:30 - 8:00 pm. 
Home Food Preservation Series - Learn the proper techinques for steam canning, water-bath canning and pressure canning your garden goodies. Classes are $10.00 for each session and pre-registration and pre-payment is required.  Location is Perryville United Methodist Church, 314 W. North Street, Perryville MO. For more information or to register contact Perry County Extension Office at 573-547-4504.

June 27, - 7 p.m. - Ste. Genevieve Extension Council meeting in boardroom at the Progress Sports Complex Building located at 1300 Progress Parkway, Ste. Genevieve.

July

July 1, 6:30 - 8:30 pm  - Pasture Weed Control Workshop - Learn pasture weed identification, general pasture weed control, an overview of common poisonous plants and forage quality of pasture weeds.  Questions and to register call St. Francois County Extension at 573-756-4539.  Free Workshop

July 11, - 4-6:30 pm - 4-H Chicken Fry at VFW Hall, 852 Memorial Dr, Ste. Genevieve, MO    Dine in or Carry outs available.  Fried chicken, liver dumplings, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, slaw, bread and dessert.  $8.00 large plate,  $7.00 small plate

July 11-14,   Ste. Genevieve County Fair, located at 22079 White Sands Road, Ste. Genevieve, MO

Current Newsletters

  • The June issue of The Garden Spade newsletter is now online. Articles include: Beware of Invasives When Purchasing Plants, Plants That Spread Like Wildfire, Elderberry Propagation & Establishment, What is a Neonicotinoid?, Solomon's Seal, Mixed Container Magic, Gardening Calendar, and Upcoming Events

 

  • The first of many newsletters for 4H.  The 4-H News is a monthly newsletter being generated by the new 4-H YPA, Janet Braun, about what is happening in 4-H, when to sign up and where, any other questions you may have about 4-H.  

 

 

 

Missouri Department of Conservation publications are available to purchase in the office! 

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Annual events

Garden Walk — May, the weekend after Mother's Day
Ste. Genevieve County Fair — second full weekend in July
4-H Chicken Fry — Thursday night of County Fair week, at the VFW Hall
Rural Heritage Day — 4th Saturday in October


Fun Facts

  • On Oct. 1, 2012, we celebrated the 200th anniversary of the creation of the Missouri Territory.  Ste. Genevieve County was one of the original five counties -- though at that time it's western border reached all the way to Kansas!
  • That funny looking chunk out of the SE corner of the county map?  That's 14,000 acres of the State of Illinois, left on this side of the river after the Mississippi changed course.
  • The first farmers market in began in 1814 on the SE corner of the public square.  It moved to Second and Washington in 1851, to Third and Washington in 1989, and to its current location at the Knights of Columbus in 2011 (thank you to Bob Mueller for this info).
  • The Ste. Genevieve County Extension office opened around 1933, part of the University of Missouri's response to the Great Depression.
  • The first brewery in Ste. Genevieve was established in 1780.  
  • Ste. Genevieve County may be known for it's high-quality lime, but did you know we used to produce marble?  Ste. Genevieve marble was used on Lincoln's tomb, the St. Louis Cathedral, the Missouri State Capitol, the Library of Congress, the National Art Gallery, and the National Archives, housing the originals of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
  • The City of Ste. Genevieve is the oldest city west of the Mississippi River.  The founding date is generally listed as 1735, though some sources date it back as far as 1720.
  • The Ste. Genevieve County Extension office is less than 1% of the County budget.  County funds pay for our secretary, local travel, and office supplies.  The University of Missouri supplies the faculty, computers and network, publications, and more.  For every $1 invested in University of Missouri Extension $11 of public value is returned.