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

 

October

October 10, 6 - 8 pm - Women Owning WoodlandsWOW is a program for woman landowners interested in learning more about the forested part of their land.  Connect with other women landowners in your area.  Location:  Progress Sports Complex Meeting room A, 1300 Progress Parkway, Ste. Genevieve MO.   Registration is required please call Sarah at 573-458-6252 or 573-883-3548.   Free program

October 14, 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Ag Intel for Diversifying Farms, The "Ag Intel for Diversifying Farms" presentation will introduce the concept of on-farm diversification and demonstrate how to use the Agriculture Opportunities in Missouri platform, a suite of decision tools focused on helping beginning and established producers assess alternative agriculture opportunities. By using this platform, producers may identify suitable crops to adopt based on their local market opportunities, level of expertise, financial position and available agronomic and machinery resources.   Meeting location is Jefferson County Extension, 301 3rd Street, Hillsboro, MO 63050.  Registration is required call 636-797-5391 or JeffersonCo@missouri.edu   Free Program 

Oct. 28 - Dec. 19, 8:30 am  Stay Strong, Stay Healthy, is a Free 16 session series held on Mondays and Thursdays. It is an evidence-based strength training program designed for older adults.  Registration is required.  Location will be Ste. Genevieve County Health Department, 115 Basler Dr.  To Register or from more information call MU Extension Office at 573-883-3548.  Free Program

November

November 16, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm - Industrial Hemp Workshop, This MU Extension Hemp Workshop will cover a wide variety of topics related to the emerging hemp industry in Missouri.  Location will be Warren County MU Extension Center, 107 W. Walton St., Warrenton, MO 63383.  Registration is required by Thursday November 14.  Fee is $55.00 per person.  For more information or to register call 636-456-3444 or Justin.keay@missouri.edu 

November 18, 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Pastured Poultry Workshop, Free workshop for more information or to register for the program call 636-797-5391 or email JeffersonCo@missouri.edu   Location of program will be Jefferson County MU Extension Center, 301 3rd St., Hillsboro, MO  63050.

Current Newsletters

  • The October issue of The Garden Spade newsletter is now online. Articles include: Tree Decline in Missouri, Garden Sage, Great Additions to Salads, Winter Seed Sowing, Wild Ginger, Excessive Rain Can Spell Garden Woes, Witch's-brooms, Gardening Calendar, and Upcoming Events
  • The 4-H News is a monthly newsletter being generated by 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, office space and 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.