Welcome to Platte County

Farm Bill Education

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, 10 a.m. to noon at the Platte County Resource Center.  Pre-registration is required. Call our office at 816-270-2141. 

The 2014 Farm Bill will have lasting impacts on crop producers and land owners. Decisions made by producers and land owners will have lasting effects for the life of this Farm Bill. This workshop will discuss the new programs and introduce tools to help farmers develop a risk management strategy for the life of the farm bill.  Session to discuss the new Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) programs and introduce tools to help farmers develop a risk management strategy.

Where plants come from — how to make your own

Saturday, February 21st, 9 am to 4 pm.  Check-in begins at 8:30 am.  Kauffman Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Rd., KCMO 64110.  Register before February 16th.  Seating is limited.  This class teaches how new varieties of plants are bred so with an understanding of the process you can create your own varieties.  See the FLYER(PDF) for registration and more information.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Several Private Pesticide Applicator Trainings will be held throughout the area.  Please see the FLYER (PDF) for more information.  Platte County training is February 26th at 6 p.m. at the Platte County Resource Center.  Call our office to sign-up.  No cost other than purchasing the required Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual.

Cooking Matters

March 11th through April 15th, Wednesday nights from 6-8 pm at the Riverside Community Center. 

A FREE Cooking Class! Learn how to prepare healthy, delicious meals and stretch your food dollars from trained cooking and nutrition professional Amy Vance.

Poultry Nutrition

March 5th, 6:30 p.m., Platte County Resource Center.  This is a free program.  Please call to register by February 27th. 

Dr. Joel Firman, Poultry Specialist with University of Missouri will present on poultry nutrition and other related topics. 

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;  zarater@missouri.edu or 816-407-3496.  Information Flyer (PDF)

Northland Grandfamilies

Are you a grandparent raising grandchildren?  Based on the most recent census data, over 4,000 grandparents in the Northland are living with grandchildren under the age of 18.

If you or someone you know is a grandparent, aunt or uncle raising children get information and more details on the “Northland Grandfamilies” program.  View the information flyer (PDF) for general monthly support group meeting dates.