Cass County Master Gardener Certification Training to begin February 2017

The mission of the Missouri Master Gardener Extension Program is “helping others learn to grow.” The Master Gardener program provides in depth horticultural training to individuals throughout Missouri who then volunteer their time applying what they have learned to help others in their communities to learn about gardening and environmental education. The Master Gardener Program throughout Missouri promotes and raises public awareness of the University of Missouri Extension as a source of unbiased, research based gardening information.

Through activities such as Extension hotlines or answer services, workshops, speaker’s bureaus, garden show booths and demonstration projects, Master Gardeners provide gardening information to thousands of Missourians each year.

To become trained as a Master Gardener, an individual must attend a 30 hour classroom Core Course training. Then the Master Gardener trainee is required to give 30 hours of volunteer service back to their community in approved University of Missouri Extension activities.

Cass County Extension will begin training on February 16, 2017 thru May 18, 2017.  The classes will start at 9:00 am and go until 12:00 pm each week. Registration is $175.00 per person or $300.00 for a couple. 

If you have any questions or would like to register please email us a or call our office at 816-380-8460. 

2017 Master Gardener Certification Training



Missouri 4-H Awarded $10,000 Sponsorship for
Summer Camp STEM Experience

Warrensburg, MO (June 4, 2016) – Missouri was awarded a $10,000 sponsorship from HughesNet® to implement a "Summer Camp STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Experience" during CCHJLRS camp this summer. During Camp Bob White on June 7-9, local youth will learn more about robotics, aerospace, meteorology, astronomy, bees, and BioBlitz.

Summer Camp STEM Experiences are part of a national effort to spark youth interest in STEM education. Missouri was one of four states selected to receive a Summer Camp STEM grant. The other states include [Colorado, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

This year’s camp will include three fun filled days of STEM adventures. One hundred and twenty-five youth will have the opportunity to build their own robots, learn about how drones work within the mission of the United Sates Air Force, hear about experiences of local storm chases, see the stars with local astronomers, and check out all the living organisms around Camp Bob White.

National 4-H Council and HughesNet are dedicated to sparking an interest in STEM topics early, through hands-on, community-based STEM learning. In addition to Summer Camp STEM Experiences, HughesNet works with National 4-H Council to support STEM programs such as the 4-H Youth in Action STEM Award, National Engineering Week and National Youth Science Day – the world’s largest youth-led science challenge that engages young scientists from around the country. The effort includes a focus on communities where resources for science-focused community programs are often limited.

To learn more about Missouri 4-H, visit

About 4-H
4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4-H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4-H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA, and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3,000 local Extension offices. Globally, 4-H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4-H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.

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About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the global leader in satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative solutions and a comprehensive suite of HughesONTM managed services for enterprises and governments worldwide. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit






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