Welcome to Platte County
4-H Recognition Event - September 20, 2014
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. Upcoming meetings:
Monday, October 27th, Platte Woods United Methodist Church, Evening Support group.
Wednesday, November 12, North Cross United Methodist Church, Daytime support group.
4-H Holiday Fair
Saturday, November 8th, 9 am - 3 pm, Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church, 7600 NW Barry Rd., KCMO
Join us for our 7th Annual Holiday Fair (PDF). There is a Raffle (PDF) and tickets are available now through our office and area 4-H members. Our thanks and appreciation to the many vendors for the items that have donated to the raffle.
Northland Early Education Council Saturday Seminar
Saturday, November 8th, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at North Kansas City Hospital Pavilion
Low Cost Home Energy Savings
November 11 at the Platte County Resource Center 1:30-3:30 PM or 6:30-8:30 PM - Registration due by November 3 for time of choice. To register call the Platte County office at 816-270-2141 or email at email@example.com. Instructor Jim Crawford, Natural Resource Engineering Specialist. Payment can be made at the workshop with cash or check. $10 per household. Participants will receive a notebook of resources and information to help them reduce energy costs.
Featuring low cost and simple practices that can have a large impact on the home energy bill. How to use a home energy checklist to evaluate what steps should first be taken with the potential for the greatest and fastest payback. Insulation types and weatheriation are the focus. There will be hands-on eercises to show you to choose and install the proper materials for each conservation situation.
The MINK Corridor
Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas) encompasses rural areas along the Missouri River from below Omaha south to above Kansas City. Anyone with an interest who believes their community may have economic benefit is welcome to participate. Find more information here.
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
- Program 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
- Develop informational programs for seniors on benefits, health, finances, resource package
- Work with other agencies to develop 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.