Welcome to Platte County

Northland Ethnic Festival celebrates the diverse cultural heritages of our community

4-H at the Mo. State Fair

4-H Demonstration at the Missouri State Fair

Please Welcome

It is with pleaure and excitement that we announce a new horticulturist for the Platte County office.  Cory Creed is a recent graduate of Missouri State University with a degree in Plant Science.  He will be able to offer new and exciting programs to both our current and potential horticulture programs in Platte County.  Cory has had experience as a crop scout helping farmers understand potential problems with their crop yeild as well as working in an orchard at the State Farm Experimentation Center studying harmful insects.  We look forward to having Cory on-board here in Platte County.  His starting date is September 2, 2014.

4-H Family Fun Event

Friday, August 29th, 6-8 p.m. at the Platte County Resource Center
The Family Fun Event (PDF) will feature games and contests for the whole family along with State Fair exhibits.  Meet 4-H families.  Learn about 4-H.

Quality for Keeps:  Food Preservation

Each workshop will vary, but content will focus on one or more of these topics: preservation method to use for highest quality and safety in home preserved foods; solutions to common canning, freezing and dehydration problems; Hands-on experience with new recipes and sources of the latest research—each workshop will feature different processes and use different produce (chosen by availability). Cost: Each Session is $20, Location: UM Extension Office, 105 E.5th St., Kansas City, MO 64106

  • Thursday, August 28, 6-8 p.m. Pickling Vegetables & Fruits
  • Thursday, September 18, 6-8 p.m. Pressure Canning Summer Produce

Classes are $20 each. Contact Angie Lanigan, lanigana@missouri.edu or Karen Elliott, elliottk@missouri.edu or 816-482-5850.

Mind Mapping from Extension Council

Platte County University of Missouri Extension Council looked at three educational themes developed for statewide programming in the next 2-3 years.    Please review and reply with your specific ideas or programs or locations or volunteer to work with council and staff to plan, develop and  implement.
MU Theme Area:   Educational  Attainment                     
  • Programs for 50+
  • Expand 4-H Conference on Global Careers to include K-12 schools around other areas than Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • Partnership with Higher Education to develop noncredit stackable classes that will lead to credit
  • Expand Character Council program to all county high schools
MU Theme area:  Environmental Concerns
  • Education on the economic and environmental value of a sustainable environment
  • Maintain and sustain ecosystems
Health Systems
  • Develop informational programs for seniors on benefits, health, finances resource package
  • Work with other agencies to develop health programs in underserved communities of Platte
  • Market existing programs like “field  to table or pantry’ or the value of eating, growing and preserving organic foods.

Northland Grandfamilies

If you or someone you know is a grandparent, aunt or uncle raising children, then the Northland Grandfamilies (PDF) program may be of interest to you.    Meet with others like you in general monthly support group meetings.