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Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

2014 Ray County Soils and Crops Conference

When:  Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

From Hwy 13, turn East onto Main St., then turn south (right) on to Clark Street. The Ray County Veterans Memorial Community Building will be on west (right) side of the road.
312 Clark St., Richmond MO map...


The 2014 Soils and Crops Conference will give area producers the opportunity to hear up-to-date information and ideas from University of Missouri specialists; allowing them to make pivotal management decisions from research-based data. For this year’s conference, State Extension Specialist with the University of Missouri will make presentations and answer questions on the following topics: Weed Management Update for 2014 and Beyond, Soybean Cyst Nematode and Corn and Soybean Disease Update, Weather Tools for Agriculture, In-Season Nitrogen Management, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – The Next High-Tech Tool for Agriculture. An update from the Missouri Soybean Association and Merchandising council will conclude the meeting. Continuing education units (CEUs) for Certified Crop Advisors will be offered. The Soils and Crops Conference is open to the public and will be held at the Ray County Veterans Memorial Community Building (312 Clark St., Richmond, MO). Lunch will be provided. The cost to attend the seminar is $10 per person (due at the door), and registration must be received by February 5th to assure adequate food. All fees collected will be used to offset the costs of the conference. For more information, contact the Ray County Extension Center at (816) 776-6961.

Session topic:

Participants will learn the latest information from several University of Missouri State Extension Specialists to help them better manage their operations.


To register, contact the Ray County Extension Center at (816)776-6961 or email






Wyatt Miller,
MU Extension in Marion County
phone: 573/769-2177

Building Strong Families (Session 4 of 10)

When:  Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Hillcrest Thrift Shop community room--South Platte site
6520 NW Prairie View Road, Kansas City MO map...


The Building Strong Families program is taught year-round in partnership with Hillcrest Ministries, a faith-based social service agency and transitional housing program serving homeless families in the greater Kansas City area. When accepted into the Hillcrest program, adults agree to participate in an intensive 90-day program that emphasizes life-skills and financial solvency. Several modules from the Building Strong Families curriculum are utilized in the life-skills education component.

Session topic:

The January workshop topic for Hillcrest residents is "Family Strengths".


Registration for the Building Strong Families classes are handled directly by Hillcrest case managers. For general information, contact the University of Missouri Extension Center at 816-407-3490

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Diana Milne,
MU Extension in Clay County
phone: 816/407-3490