Upcoming Events

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2017 4-H Summer Camps Applications!

Jefferson County Summer Camp

A one week camp for 4-H members in grades 3 – 8 (at time of camp) to participate in swimming, canoeing, fishing, recreation and a variety of other outdoor activities. Youth stay in cabins at beautiful 4-H Camp Cherry Lake. 4-H members of high school age may participate as teen counselors.

2017 Camp Cherry Lake Application Packet

Jefferson County Day Camps

Day Camps are just that the youth come and spend the day or part of the day doing 4-H activities for a week or four days.

At Wildlife Camp the youth participate in outdoor activities at the Jefferson County Extension Office. Youth learn about conservation, forestry, and wildlife, as well as archery, shot guns, air rifles and air pistols.  Wildlife Camp is a multi-county camp with Leon and Jefferson Counties participating together with 30 youth from each county.

2017 Wildlife Day Camp invitation letter

Wildlife Camp Registration Form

Medication Permission and Participation Form

The 5 – 7 Year Old Day Camp is for 5, 6, and 7 year old youth.  Camp activities are centered around each years theme.  Each year the youth go fishing, swimming and to a farm during the camp.

2017 5-7 Year Old Camp Packet

8 – 9 Year Old Day Camp is for youth 8 and 9 years of age.  Camp activities are centered around each years theme.  Each year the youth go fishing, swimming and to a farm.

2017 8-9 Year Old Camp Packet

Cooking 101 Day Camp is for youth ages 9 – 11.  Campers will learn basic cooking and food safety skills, and prepare recipes to eat and take home.

2017 Cooking 101 Day Camp Packet

Reading Makes Cents Day Camp is for youth ages 7 – 11.  This camp combines reading and fun hands on activities that teach campers about money management.  Each camper will get their own library card and open their own savings account.

2017 Reading Makes Cents Invitation Letter

2017 Reading Makes Cents Registration Form

Directions for Opening Youth Savings Account

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Blueberry Jelly Class a Success

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It was standing room only at the Blueberry Jelly Class. The class was taught how to use the hot water bath method in canning. Everyone received a tablet full of information on canning, food safety and other related topics. It was fun as well as educational. Everyone left with two jars of Blueberry Jelly. Future class size will be limited to six. Some future classes will be taught during the day. Contact the Extension Office if you are interested in future classes.

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Jefferson County Successful VITA Tax Preparation Season


Tax season can be a very difficult time of year for many people. It is a time when good record keeping is very vital. Also the high preparation fee to be too much for some families to handle. Some use computer software to avoid the fees. In doing some they may overlook some tax deductions.


Free tax preparation has always been offered at the Jefferson County Extension office in Monticello. This year the Tallahassee United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) personnel with the assistance of Jefferson County Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent prepared taxes free at the Jefferson County R.J. Bailer Public Library. Several dates were reserved for appointments through the library.


A total of 312 Jefferson county residents were helped. United Way estimated that a total of $85,176 in tax preparation fees were saved. Providing this free service to Jefferson county citizens was a great benefit.


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