Clay County 4-H Fair July 8-12

Earnest Shepherd Youth Center in Liberty will be buzzing with many 4-H members, parents and leaders as they celebrate the end of the 4-H year with the Clay County 4-H Youth Fair, July 8-12. Exhibits, demonstrations, public speaking contest, dog show, small animal shows, and many more activities will be provided by 4-H members showing what they have learned and made over the past year in 4-H projects ranging from sewing and cooking to photography and vet science. Some events and times are open to the public.  See the schedule and check out the Clay County 4-H website or call the office at (816) 407-3490 to get information.

Lunch & Learn for Day Care Directors

"The Art of Good Supervision" is the topic for the Friday, July 17th  Lunch and Learn for Day Care Directors, 11:30 a.m. to 2 pm, at the North Kansas City Hospital Pavilion. Juanita Springate will discuss leadership techniques and communication styles that build good relationships.  Pre-registration is required by July 13.

Questions? Call Diana Milne at (816) 407-3490 or email

Business Classes for 2015

Two classes to assist entrepreneurs in getting off to the right start are being offered by University Extension in cooperation with the Full Employment Council.  Classes are being offered in four locations. First Steps to Starting a Business is a 4-hour class that provides an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business. Basics of Writing a Business Plan is a 2-hour session designed for those who want to know how to create a business plan that will be a useful management tool for their business. For more details or to see if you qualify as a Missouri Dislocated Worker, contact Richard Zarate; or 816-407-3496.  Information Flyer (PDF)

Northland Grandfamilies

 Are you raising a grandchild or other relative?  Need support, information or resources?  Clay County Extension, the Clay County Senior Services, and the Platte County Senior Fund have developed a partnership to help those in just such a situation. If you or someone you know is a grandparent, aunt or uncle raising children, contact the Clay County Extension Center at 816-407-3490 for more details on the “Northland Grandfamilies” program.  View the information flyer (PDF) for general monthly support group meeting dates. For a current program flyer, contact 816-407-3490.

Master Gardeners answer questions

The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City are available to answer your questions on lawn, flowers, trees, and gardening. Call 816-833-8733 (TREE) or email your question to  Questions will be answered as quickly as possible. Master Gardeners are present in the Clay County Extension office, 1901 NE 48th Street, KCMO on Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to Noon. Monday, Wednesday and Friday they are in Blue Springs (same phone number).