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Buchanan Extension is looking for a new Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Buchanan Extension is seeking a professional, friendly, and organized individual to perform customer service, clerical work, office management, event coordination, bookkeeping/accounting, accounts payable/receivable, payroll, and payroll tax reports.  For additional job duties, click here.  This position supports seven MU Specialists who are headquartered in Buchanan County.  Hours are M-F 8 am - 4:30 pm, with occasional evening and weekend time required.  Benefits include health, dental, vision, holidays, sick, vacation, personal days and retirement.  To apply, please send cover letter, completed application, additional questionnaire, and three professional references via email to buchananco@missouri.edu or via mail ATTN: Office Manager, 4125 Mitchell Ave, St. Joseph, MO 64507.  Applicants may also apply in person at our office.

2017 Plant Sale

Our Master Gardener's have the 7th Annual Plant Sale scheduled for April 28-29, 2017.  It will be held at Missouri Western State University's Agenstein-Remington Hall in St. Joseph.  This plant sale will include tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, other vegetables, herbs, wildflowers, annuals and perennials.  Northwest Missouri Master Gardeners will also be available to answer your gardening questions.  On Friday, April 28 the hours are 8 am - 7 pm, and on Saturday, April 29 they will be open from 8 am - 2 pm, or sellout.  Come early for the best selection!

Private Pesticide Applicators training

Individuals needing to obtain or renew their Private Pesticide Applicator certification for the purchase of restricted use pesticides may come into the Buchanan County Extension office and watch a two-hour training video. The training is free of charge with the exception of purchasing the Private Pesticide Applicator Training Reference Manual at a cost of $12. Family members can share one manual. Call the Buchanan County Extension office, 816-279-1691, to schedule your certification or renewal.

Test your soil for better lawns and gardens

Avoid excessive fertilizer use, and guard against nutrient loss. A soil test shows exactly how much lime and fertilizer a lawn or garden needs. Science-based, reliable analysis and unbiased recommendations let you escape hit-or-miss gardening and lawn care. Contact the Buchanan County Extension office today to find out how to collect a sample to bring in for analysis. The analysis is done at the University of Missouri Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory in Columbia at a cost of $13.

Missouri Cash Rental Rates for 2015

The Missouri Cash Rental Rates for 2015 are available now at http://extension.missouri.edu/p/G427 or view the PDF guide.

Northwest Missouri extension News You Can Use

This monthly newsletter provides practical advice on a variety of subjects and reports on extension activities throughout the region.

http://extension.missouri.edu/nwregion/newsletter.aspx

Weather information

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