Jefferson Farm Extension and Education Center

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Jefferson Farm and Garden is a 67-acre educational farm designed to engage the community in experiences about food and agriculture. Jefferson Farm and Garden are committed to sharing the story of agriculture and demonstrating a vast array of Midwest farming, gardening and conservation practices. As an outdoor classroom, Jefferson Farm and Garden aims to reach learners of all ages by connecting people to the land and enriching the community through workshops, field trips and special events.

Jefferson Farm and Garden practices will promote:

  • The production of agricultural products through sustainable practices.
  • Environmental awareness and natural resource management.
  • The highest quality of care and enrichment for livestock.

Visitors to Jefferson Farm and Garden will learn about common Missouri crops, pollinator habitats, flower and vegetable gardens, water and energy conservation initiatives, fruit tree management and experience hands-on interactions with livestock, and a display of over 100 different plants and trees grown in Missouri. Interactive activities will inspire and reinforce learning and a love for the outdoors.


Our mission is to cultivate an interest in food, agriculture and the environment through educational programs, community events and demonstrations.


Our vision is to sustain a healthy environment and inspire future generations to seek personal and professional pursuits in agriculture, food and natural resources.

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