MU Extension Job Opening in Andrew County

Do you have a passion for working with youth? The 4-H Youth Program Associate position will allow you to assist with the planning, management, and support of the 4-H Development Program in Andrew County. To apply online and learn more about the job description, qualifications, and salary, click the link below. The deadline to apply is July 28, 2016.
http://extension.missouri.edu/care…/positions_available.html

Conference connects MU Extension council members with campus research

University of Missouri Extension council members from across the state learned about research and program development at MU during the 11th annual Council to Campus conference, June 17-18 in Columbia.

Among the attendees were members of Northwest Region County Extension Councils from Andrew, Buchanan, Clinton, Daviess, Holt, Nodaway, and Saline Counties.  Attending were: Ernie Nold and Sallie Jo Potter, Andrew County; Jim and Regina Zapien Thompson, Clinton County; Jayla Smith, Daviess County; Jammi Daise, Holt County; Christopher Wallace, Nodaway County; and Wicky Sleight, Saline County. Northwest Region state extension council representatives attending were Beverly Schenkel, Nodaway County and Dan Hausman, Buchanan County. Also attending was Karma Metzgar, MU Extension Northwest Regional Director.

Council to Campus provides local extension council members an opportunity to share ideas and concerns with state-level faculty and administrators as well as with council members in other counties, said Tony DeLong, county council coordinator.

This year’s theme was “MU Extension: Opening More Doors in a Changing World.” “The theme signifies the new opportunities we are taking advantage of to reach more Missourians,” said DeLong.

For example, lunch speaker Kyle Flinn talked about an MU Extension initiative to develop a state-of-the-art e-commerce and e-learning website that will make extension programming and resources easier to find and available to a wider audience.

Keynote speaker James Spain, vice provost for undergraduate studies, discussed the challenges affecting public perception of MU, the steps being taken to deal with them, and the opportunities that also come with those challenges.

Several breakout sessions looked at the research behind extension programs such as Master Gardeners, food and nutrition education, continuing medical education, and veterinary medical extension.

Other sessions focused on equipping council members to serve as effective advocates for extension.

Evening keynote speaker Tim Reinbott, director of MU Ag Experiment Station field operations, presented an overview of the MU Agricultural Experiment Station, a system of farms and centers throughout the state established to meet the research and demonstration needs of Missouri farmers, natural resource managers and others.

MU Extension administrators, including interim director of extension L. Jo Turner, presented an administrative update and discussed budget trends.

In every county in Missouri, councils of elected citizens guide local extension programming and manage finances and personnel for local extension operations.

Group Photo—front left to right—extension council members unless noted: Jammi Daise, Holt County; Sallie Jo Potter, Andrew County; Christopher Wallace, Nodaway County; Regina Zapien Thompson, Clinton County.

Top row left to right-- Ernie Nold, Andrew County; Jim Thompson, Clinton County; and Karma Metzgar, MU Extension Northwest Regional Director.

 

From Seed to Harvest and Beyond

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Keeping a garden journal is a great way to organize and get ready for the gardening season. From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar provides a place to keep all your gardening information, plans and notes together. This journal also contains graphs for sketching and planning gardens and landscape areas as well as an index of MU Extension gardening guides. The garden journals are $15 each. Call our office at 816-324-3147 to place your order.

Watch this video and learn how a Garden Journal from MU Extension can help you.

Here to help

The staff of the Andrew County Extension Center is available to assist you with research-based information on a variety of topics. If you can't find what you are looking for on our website, please give us a call at 816-324-3147 or send an email to andrewco@missouri.edu.

Don't guess — Soil test and save time and money

Soil testing is the best guide to the efficient use of fertilizer and soil amendments. Whether you grow acres of row crops or have a vegetable garden in the backyard, a soil test will provide you with an analysis of nutrients and a set of recommendations for improvements. Soil testing can be done through the extension office. The cost for a regular test is $15 per sample box. Additional fees are required for additional tests. Each sample box requires 2 cups of dry soil. Results will be mailed to you in about 10 to 14 business days. See additional MU publications for information on soil testing.

Private pesticide applicator training

If you need to be certified or re-certified, call the extension office to schedule a time to view the video. Individuals are required to have a Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual. Bring your copy for verification or purchase one for $12 at the extension office.

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Your community classroom

MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in Andrew County. We connect people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of our communities. MU Extension-Andrew County is your one-stop source for practical education and information on almost anything.

MU Extension partners with the Andrew County Commission and other local organizations to provide education, information and services that meet people’s needs. The elected and appointed members of the Andrew County extension council provide guidance in identifying those needs to ensure that our educational programs are relevant, reliable and responsive.

Whether it’s resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to explore our website or contact the Andrew County Extension Office in Savannah to learn how we can help you.

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Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use newsletter

Learn about new programs, get news you can use and see how extension adds value to the everyday lives of Missourians. This monthly newsletter provides practical advice on a variety of subjects and reports on extension activities throughout the region. 

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