4-H camp staff openings

Northeast Missouri 4-H Camp Committee has job openings for 4-H camp. The employment dates are June 8 – June 25, 2014. The forms and job descriptions are below.

2014 Camp Staff Recruit flier (PDF)
4-H Camp Program Director Job Description (PDF)
4-H Camp Assistant Job Description (PDF)
4-H Camp Lifeguard Job Description (PDF)
4-H Camp Head Cook Job Description (PDF)
4-H Camp Kitchen Helper Job Description (PDF)
4-H Camp Health Aide Job Description (PDF)

2014 Camp Staff Application (PDF2014 Camp Staff Health Form (PDF)

Starting and Growing Your Business: Key Steps and Resources

Are thinking about starting a small business?  Do you have an existing business and would like to grow? Do you have an idea in mind but are not sure how to develop it?  Are you aware of the resources available?   In this course you will learn the critical steps involved in starting a small business venture, from assessing what it takes to be an entrepreneur to funding sources, business planning and legal requirements.  We will also cover the services available through UM Extension – SBTDC for business development in marketing, management, financial analysis, exporting and other areas important for your operation.  Get off to a great start by learning about the essentials of business ownership in Missouri, get to know the free resources available and network with fellow entrepreneurs.  A Start-Up Manual will be given to participants of Starting and Growing Your Business (PDF).

Franklin County Master Gardeners
Garden Tour 2014

View 8 Gorgeous Gardens
Our gardens will feature city gardens, country gardens, a working farm with greenhouse, homes that overlook the Meramec or Missouri rivers, others that have unique features, such as a vintage cabin from the 1800's and all have exquisite plantings you will not want to miss.

Saturday, June 14, 2014, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tickets: $10.00
Event held rain or shine

Purchase Advance Tickets From: Franklin County Master Gardeners, University of Missouri Extension - Union, Platt Nursery - Union, Hillermann Nursery - Washington, R&R Family Center - St. Clair.

For more information contact: University of Missouri Extension 636-583-5141.

Building Better Child Care

The University of Missouri Extension Center of Franklin County is offering a spring series of Building Better Child Care (PDF) on Tuesdays: February 11, March 11, April 8 and May 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. All workshops will be held at the Union Memorial Auditorium (room 3), Union, Mo.

Buddies Not Bullies on February 11, presenter: Lisa Bell, MA, Missouri licensed psychologist. Bullying behavior can have lifelong negative impacts for both parties. Learn the basics to identify bullying behavior, factors that contribute, and strategies to help the parties involved.

Giving Your Best: Making Secure Attachments will be presented on March 11, by Sara Traub, MA, human development specialist. Infants and toddlers acquire the traits of confidence, independence, strong social skills, resilience, and cooperation by building relationships with the adults in their world. Help children today become successful adults tomorrow by developing these traits.

A Place for Every Child on April 8, presenters:Clara Wilson, MA, OTR/L, Developmental Services of Franklin County; Erin DeClue, BA, early childhood educator; Tegan Schmidt, BA, Missouri First Steps. All children need a little something to develop to the best of their abilites. Learn practical and sensory strategies to make sure all kids can be included in learning. Inclusiveness is possible.

Asthma Triggers in a Pre-School Setting will be presented on May 13, by Rebecca Blocker, BS, MA, University of Missouri Extension. Learn to understand asthma and its triggers to better help young children in a care setting.

To receive a free brochure, or for more information, contact the University of Missouri Extension Center, phone: 636-583-5141. Educational fee for Building Better Child Care classes is $10.00 per person/per class with pre–registration. Registration is not confirmed, until payment is received,  due to limited seating at the facility. Participants are eligible for two licensing hours of credit per class, unless otherwise noted.

Quality for Keeps newsletter

This newsletter is issued April through October providing research–based information for safely preserving food and other helpful tips. Also included are delicious recipes for your garden bounty.

April 2014 (PDF)

Franklin County 4-H newsletter

April 2014 (PDF)