Welcome to Platte County
4-H works with the Steam Engine Show 4-H and the County Commission
Extension Council members wanted
University of Missouri Extension council members make a positive difference in Platte County. Please consider our Invitation for you to Participate (PDF).
The Basics of Writing a Business Plan Workshop
Thursday, January 9th, 6-8 pm at the Platte County Resource Center. Call our office at 816-270-2141 to enroll.
Snow date Thursday, January 23rd
This is a two hour course for current and future business owners and entrepreneurs who have little or no knowledge of writing a business plan. "The Basics of Writing a Business Plan" is designed for business owners and managers who need to know how to crete a business plan for their organization so the plan can be a useful management tool. Participants will learn the importance of business plans, the key elements of a basic plan and data that must be included. Participants will get tips on writing style to make the business plan easier to understand and more professional in appearance. Participants will leave this session with a greater understanding of what their business plan should look like and how to get started writing one. It will also provide guidelines for style and appearance to help create a professional look for your business plan. Discussions are facilitated by business counselors who will help you examine your individual situation, explore opportunities and discover new ideas.
If you are a dislocated worker you may qualify to attend this course at no charge. This includes those who have been downsized or have entered early retirement. Individuals who have been let go and are now in jobs for which they are overqualified are also eligible. Dislocated workers can attend this class at no charge if 1) a Missouri resident or 2) dislocated from a Missouri company. The normal $30 fee is covered by the Missouri Division of Workforce Development. In order to attend the FastTrac NewVenture course via dislocated worker scholarship, participants must attend The First Steps to Starting a Business and The Basics of Writing a Business Plan before they are eligible to enroll in FastTrac newVenture.
4-H Conference on Global Careers
March 13-14, 2014 - Registration due February 1st
Searching for 4-H Alumni
If you are a past member or volunteer with Platte County or any other 4-H, we want to hear from you and know how to contact you. We also want you to find your 4-H projects, records, photos to share on the alumni display at the Platte County Fair. A special Table for Golden Memories in 4-H will connect current and past 4-Hers.There is a Friends of 4-H organization if interested in providing long term financial or volunteer support.
In exchange for sharing your contact information, we will keep you updated on exciting events and news impacting 4-H locally. Share your information here.
Now is the time to get your soil tested to avoid spending unneeded cash on nutrients your soil might not need. Each sample should contain about 1½ cups of dry soil from 6 to 7 inches deep. Consult our soil testing information under Services for specific instructions. The office only takes checks or cash for this service.
Master Gardeners answer questions
The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City answer questions on gardens, flowers, trees and anything having to do with urban horticulture. Call 816-833-8733 (TREE).
Emerald Ash Borer
Protect valuable Ash trees from EAB. This pest has been spotted in Platte County. For information: