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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Winning Federal Research Grants: SBIR/STTR Workshop

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:  
4747 Troost
Suite 104, Kansas City MO map...

Description:

Take an introductory look at how to win Small Business Initiative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) grants from federal programs that provide research and development funds for small businesses. 

Lunch is included.

Cost:

$49.00

Facilitator:

Yvonne Kretsinger, kretsingery@umkc.edu
University of Missouri-Kansas City SBTDC
phone: 816-235-6063




FastTrac® TechVenture™ (Session 3 of 9)

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where:  
4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City MO map...

Description:

You’re on the cusp of developing a cutting-edge technology or science-based business while Kansas City’s entrepreneurial community is buzzing and moving faster than ever before. You want to be part of it, but you need help with the details including funding and intellectual property protection.                                 So where do you start?
Designed specifically by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, the Kauffman Foundation’s FastTrac® TechVenture™ program is an intensive eight-session course 
designed to give technology and science based entrepreneurs a proven framework and network of connections to help grow a great idea into the next viable 
innovation.
Experienced business coaches and successful entrepreneurs work together to facilitate critical teachings, guide lively small group sessions, and share practical experiences to enhance your business.  Participants learn with and from their peers, creating a powerful network that continues well after the program is complete.
Topics include:
~Business Model/Customer Development/Value Propositions 
~Researching Business Concept/Lean Canvas Product Development
~Entering the Market/Distribution Channels  
~Intellectual Property and Financial Projections  
~Building Management Teams and Advisory Boards   
~How to Pitch to Investors/Funding Sources  
~Identifying Funding and Working with Investors/Term Sheets and Due Diligence  

Cost:

$795.00

Facilitator:

Yvonne Kretsinger, kretsingery@umkc.edu
University of Missouri-Kansas City SBTDC
phone: 816-235-6063




Missouri Master Naturalist (Session 17 of 17)

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
Mo Department of Conservation office in Camdention 783 Thunder Mountain Road Camdenton, MO
783 Thunder Mountain Road, Camdenton MO map...

Description:

Help protect the natural resources of Camden, Miller, Morgan and surrounding counties by becoming a Missouri Master Naturalist. The Missouri Master Naturalist program is a community-based, adult natural resource education and volunteer program designed to engage Missourians in the stewardship of our state's natural resources. Registration has begun for the Lake of the Ozarks Master Naturalist certification training course. An orientation session will be held January 17 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Mo. Dept of Conservation Office, Thunder Mountain Road, Camdenton, MO. Closing date for the spring training registration is January 31st and class size is limited. Training sessions will be held at the Mo. Dept of Conservation office, Thunder Mountain Road, Camdenton, MO. from 6-9 pm on Wednesdays beginning February 28th and ending May 23th. Three Saturday field trips are included. The 50-hour course will teach you about Missouri's natural resource ecology and management. After graduation, participants are asked to provide 40 hours of volunteer service on land management, citizen science, education, and other conservation related projects in the local community and participate in eight hours of advanced training opportunities. For more information on the class, contact Patricia Barrett at 573-369-2394 or email at barrettpr@missouri.edu more...

Session topic:

Basici Ecological concepts Geology and Hydrology of the area

Registration:

Return your registration packet, along with payment to: University of Missouri Extension – Camden County 44 Roofener Street, P.O. Box 1405 Camdenton, MO 65020  more...

Registration
deadline:

1/31/2018

Class size:

24

Event full:

No

Cost:

$100.00

Facilitator:

Patricia Barrett, barrettpr@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Miller County
phone: 573-369-2394




Eat Smart, Live Strong at Grants View Library (Session 1 of 3)

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Description:

Eat Smart, Live Strong is an intervention designed to improve fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity among 60-74 year olds. The Eat Smart, Live Strong program promotes two key behaviors: •consume 3 1/2 cups of fruit and vegetable per day •participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week

Registration:

Contact Pamela Guest lemay@mid-eastaaa.org 314-631-8698

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Damaris Karanja, karanjad@missouri.edu
MU Extension in St. Louis County
phone: 314-400-7298




Stay Strong Stay Healthy Level 2 (Session 15 of 19)

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Where:  
510 Jackson Road Ste A, Boonville MO map...

Description:

Missouri’s Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (SSSH) program is designed to increase independent living older adults’ access to a safe, structured, and effective strength training program. Stay Strong, Stay Healthy- Level 2 is a follow-up to Level 1. It is for those who want to challenge themselves a bit more! Over eight weeks, participants learn exercises to improve strength, flexibility and balance. At each session, a prescribed set of eight to 10 upper and lower body strengthening exercises are done along with warm-up and cool-down stretches. In order to enroll in the Stay Strong, Stay Healthy–Level 2 program, you must have completed the Stay Strong, Stay Healthy-Level 1 program at least twice. Participants are made to feel comfortable and are encouraged to gradually build the strength beneficial to health. All equipment is provided.

Registration:

To register, contact the Cooper County Extension Office at 660-882-5661.

Registration
deadline:

1/10/2018

Cost:

$40.00

Facilitator:

Sarah M. Traub, traubs@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Cooper County
phone: 660-882-5661




Stay Strong, Stay Healthy - Level 1 (Session 15 of 19)

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where:  
510 Jackson Road Ste A, Boonville MO map...

Description:

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy is an eight-week, evidence based strength training program designed for older adults who want to improve their quality of life and stay active. The exercises are easy to learn, safe, and effective. You will gradually increase your strength, endurance, and improve your balance.

Registration:

To register for this class please call the Cooper County MU Extension Office at 660-882-5661.

Registration
deadline:

1/10/2018

Class size:

15

Event full:

No

Cost:

$40.00

Facilitator:

Sarah M. Traub, traubs@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Cooper County
phone: 660-882-5661




Stay Strong, Stay Healthy - Level 1-Conway (Session 14 of 16)

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Where:  
105 W Jefferson Avenue, Conway MO map...

Description:

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (SSSH) program is designed to increase independent living older adults; access to a safe, structured, and effective strength-training program. Over eight weeks, participants learn exercises to improve strength, flexibility and balance. At each class, a prescribed set of eight upper and lower body strengthening exercises are done along with warm-up and cool-down stretches. Participants are made to feel comfortable regardless of their current fitness level so they can safely participate and gradually build the strength beneficial to health.

Registration:

All classes will be held at the Conway Senior Center on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30am-10:30am. Registration is required. To register, call the Laclede County Extension office at 417-532-7126.

Registration
deadline:

1/18/2018

Class size:

12

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00
There is no fee for this class.

Facilitator:

Amy Bartels, bartelsa@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Laclede County
phone: 417-532-7126




CLIMB High (Session 9 of 10)

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where:  
MU Extension

Session topic:

Planning

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Kim Hall, mehlk@umsystem.edu
MU Extension in Johnson County
phone: 660-747-3193




Stay Strong, Stay Healthy - Level 1 (Session 14 of 16)

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Tracy Delaney, delaneyt@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Lafayette County
phone: 660-885-5556




Stay Strong, Stay Healthy - Level 1 (Session 16 of 17)

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Where:  
103 Hodge Dr., Carl Junction MO map...

Description:

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy- Level 1 is a beginner, low-impact strength training program designed for older adults to increase their strength and improve their balance and flexibility. Strength training can help reduce the risk of falls in older adults and increase ability to remain independent and perform activities of daily living.

Registration:

To register, call Lindsey Stevenson at 417-682-3579

Registration
deadline:

1/9/2018

Class size:

12

Event full:

No

Cost:

$20.00

Facilitator:

Lindsey Stevenson, stevensonlk@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Barton County
phone: 417-682-3579




Grow Your Farm Training and Farm Tour Series (Session 2 of 8)

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
MU Extension Jackson County River Market office
105 E 5th Street Ste 200, Kansas City MO map...

Description:

Training and support for beginning farmers and others who want to evaluate and plan their farm enterprise. Participants will attend a set of practical seminars and field days to learn and network. Instructors and farmers teach the sessions on how to: Build networks Create a mission Set goals Plan for profit Explore new agricultural alternatives Study practical legal issues Tour farms Obtain new resources Gain technical advice Learn sustainable practices  more...

Session topic:

Grow Your Farm (Session 2) Walking the Farm

Registration:

Contact: Jackson County Extension Center, 816-252-5056 or e-mail: Jeff Samborski (samborskij@missouri.edu) Space is limited Registration deadline is: February 23, 2018  more...

Registration
deadline:

2/23/2018

Class size:

40

Event full:

No

Cost:

$130.00
It is recommended that you contact the Jackson County Extension Office to register due to the various fee options. 816-252-5051 $130 per farm business (2 people). $25 for each additional person from the same farm. $35 per farm business (2 people) if you are a veteran or are a socially disadvantaged farmer (a group whose members have been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice because of their identity as members of a group without regard to their individual qualities—see checklist below.) Limited to 20 farms. Fee includes seminar materials, speakers, and light refreshments.

Facilitator:

Samborski Jeff, samborskij@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Jackson County - Blue Springs
phone: 816-252-5051




2018 Understanding the ABCs of USDA Workshop (Session 2 of 2)

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where:  
101 Main Street, Hillsboro MO map...

Description:

USDA has many agencies, NRCS, RD, FSA, AMS and more and each has funding available for farmers but many don't know what the different agencies have to offer to assist these farmers. This 2 evening workshop will provide this information in "layman's" terminology for easy understanding of what USDA funding programs are and how they might provide funding.

Registration:

Free. Please RSVP since a light snack is being offered. Call 636-797-5391 or kellyd@missouri.edu

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Debi Kelly, KellyD@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Jefferson County
phone: 636-797-5391




Leadership Phelps County (Session 7 of 11)

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where:  
Phelps County Extension Center
Courthouse, 200 N Main Street, Rolla MO map...

Description:

Leadership Phelps County - Leadership Development for New and Seasoned Leaders/Managers in the Phelps County Community. What is leadership? Challenges, skills to be successful.

Session topic:

Leadership Phelps County - State Government Day

Class size:

15

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Chantae H. Alfred, alfredc@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Phelps County
phone: 573-458-6260




Freezer Pleasers

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Description:

With today’s hectic schedules it is hard to find time to sit down for a family meal let alone make one. Freezer meals are a great way to have a healthy dinner and spend more time with the family. In this class we will prepare freezer meals for you to take home to give you the family time you need. more...

Registration:

Register through NKC parks and recreation

Registration
deadline:

3/2/2018

Class size:

16

Event full:

No

Cost:

$45.00

Facilitator:

Amy Vance, vanceam@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Clay County
phone: 816-407-3490




Health Care Self-Management (Session 5 of 6)

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where:  
114 West Main Street Ste 2, Houston MO map...

Description:

The workshop is open to any adult who may need help in managing arthritis, asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, depression or any other chronic health condition. Participants will learn; how to deal with stress, fear and anxiety, manage medications, manage symptoms, eat more healthy, communicate more effectively, sleep better and develop a healthier lifestyle.  more...

Registration:

To register, simply come to the first class session.

Class size:

10

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Angie Fletcher, fletchera@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Texas County
phone: 417-967-4545




Taking Care of You (Session 7 of 8)

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where:  
Located in the old William Kennedy School across from the Poplar Bluff public pool on the 3rd floor.
614 Lindsay Avenue Ste 3, Poplar Bluff MO map...

Description:

Description: Taking Care of You  is a multi-session program offering practical strategies and experiences to help you deal with the stress in your life. Managing life’s challenges in a healthy way allows you to take better care of yourself and your overall health.  Each week you will explore topics through small group discussion, self-reflection and activities. You will consider ways to:   Take better care of all aspects of your health — body, mind and spirit    Become more aware of the mind-body connection and how to use this awareness for better health    Respond versus react to the stress in your life    Discover opportunities in life’s challenges    Develop habits that can lead to a healthier you    Find ways to bring more joy into your life    Simplify your life    Live more in the moment 

Session topic:

First half of Coping with Stressful Situations You Can't Control and Moving Forward

Registration:

Registration form (PDF) can be downloaded and printed.  The form and the $20 registration fee covers the 8 week workshop must be returned by January 22, 2018 to 614 Lindsay Ave, Poplar Bluff, MO or call 573-686-8064.  There is a maximum of 15 seats. more...

Registration
deadline:

1/22/2018

Class size:

15

Event full:

No

Cost:

$20.00

Facilitator:

John Fuller, fullerjc@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Butler County
phone: 573-686-8064




Cooking Matters for Parents (Session 6 of 6)

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where:  
1005 W Worley Street, Columbia MO map...

Description:

Are you in need of stretching your food dollars? Then, learn how to prepare healthy, delicious meals while stretching your food dollars in this FREE six-week cooking class for parents! Class begins January 24 and ends on March 7 (no class on February 14). Must commit to attend the entire course. You will get a bag of FREE groceries for one of the lesson’s recipes each week for you to prepare at home, as well as enjoy the food you and your classmates prepare. Classes feature hands on learning and group discussion with instructors.

Registration:

To register call Laura McCulloch at 573-874-7769 or email Laura.McCulloch@como.gov. Register early as space is limited.

Class size:

15

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Megan Samson, samsonm@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Boone County
phone: 573-445-9792




How to Get Started on QuickBooks

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where:  
Located north of Rock Bridge HS. Please enter through the doors that face the high school.
4203 S Providence Road, RM 135, Columbia MO map...

Description:

Learn how to set up your business using QuickBooks Desktop - the right way. In this beginning level class, you will learn how to create your own chart of accounts, set up customers and vendors; enter and pay bills; write checks, track sales; set up items; and create financial reports that will help you manage your business. This course is designed for those who are new to the software or those who want to become more confident and secure in accounting for your business.

Registration:

Register online or by calling Jessica Yates at (573) 884-8087.

 more...

Registration
deadline:

3/2/2018

Class size:

15

Event full:

No

Cost:

$129.00

Facilitator:

Jessica Yates, yatesjj@missouri.edu
University of Missouri SBTDC
phone: 573-882-7701




Canceled: Stay Strong, Stay Healthy - Missouri S&T Rolla (Session 14 of 16)

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, noon to 1 p.m.

Where:  
Residential Commons 2 basement
700 University Drive, Rolla MO map...



Canceled: Diabetes Self-Management Program - Clarity Healthcare February 2018 (Session 5 of 7)

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:  
141 Communications Drive, Hannibal MO map...



SSSH level 1 Lebanon (Session 14 of 16)

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where:  
Lebanon senior center
460 W 5th Street, Lebanon MO map...

Description:

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (SSSH) program is designed to increase independent living older adults’ access to a safe, structured, and effective strength-training program. Over eight weeks, participants learn exercises to improve strength, flexibility and balance. At each class, a prescribed set of eight upper and lower body strengthening exercises are done along with warm-up and cool-down stretches. Participants are made to feel comfortable regardless of their current fitness level so they can safely participate and gradually build the strength beneficial to health.

Registration:

Pre-Registration Required. Contact Laclede County Extension office at 417-532-7126.

Class size:

12

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Amy Bartels, bartelsa@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Laclede County
phone: 417-532-7126




Canceled: Stay Strong, Stay Healthy - Level 2 (Session 15 of 17)

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Where:  
MU Extension Center in Cole County
2436 Tanner Bridge Rd, Jefferson City MO map...



Stay Strong, Stay Healthy - Level 1 (Session 15 of 17)

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where:  
MU Extension Center in Cole County
2436 Tanner Bridge Rd, Jefferson City MO map...

Description:

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy - Level 1 is a strength training program based on research by Tufts University to help men and women increase strength, flexibility and balance. Missouri’s Stay Strong, Stay Healthy - Level 1 program is designed to provide access to a safe, structured, and effective strength training program for middle age and older adults. During each session, a set of 8 upper and lower body strengthening exercises are done, along with warm-up and cool-down stretches. Participants are made to feel comfortable regardless of their current fitness level so they can safely participate and gradually build the strength beneficial to health.

Registration:

Contact the MU Extension Center in Cole County at 573-634-2824.

Registration
deadline:

1/17/2018

Class size:

20

Event full:

No

Cost:

$50.00

Facilitator:

Lynda Zimmerman, ZimmermanL@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Cole County
phone: 573-634-2824




Diabetes Self-Management-Lebanon (Session 5 of 6)

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where:  
860 Lynn Street, Lebanon MO map...

Class size:

12

Event full:

Yes

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Amy Bartels, bartelsa@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Laclede County
phone: 417-532-7126




Diabetes Self-Management (Session 4 of 6)

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where:  
From the intersection on McClelland and 32nd, head south. Use the turn lane to turn right into the Freeman Business Center. Park in the back parking lot and use the back entrance.
3220 McClelland, Joplin MO map...

Description:

The 6-week class will help participants learn ways to self-manage their diabetes and take back control over their health. Participants will enjoy a safe, social environment where they can connect with others going through similar life situations. If you take care of a loved one with diabetes, this free class will be beneficial to you too.

Registration:

Call Lindsey Stevenson @ 417-682-3579 or e-mail stevensonlk@missouri.edu

Registration
deadline:

2/13/2018

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Lindsey Stevenson, stevensonlk@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Barton County
phone: 417-682-3579




The Successful Business: Planning and Funding

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 6 p.m. to Thursday, March 8, 2018, 9 p.m.

Where:  
MSU's Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center
405 N Jefferson Avenue, Springfield MO map...

Description:

Preparation is key to the success of any business venture. Whether you are starting a new business, growing an established business, or launching a new product or service, preparation is the key. Learn how to utilize several tools in the process of developing a plan for your business. Whether formal or informal, translating your ideas into a working plan will increase the odds in your favor. This seminar provides an overview of two approaches to business plans and the steps necessary to develop those plans. Also, a special emphasis will be placed how to fund the business once the plan has been developed. In addition to the course instruction, support material is provided which includes a workbook, software, and other documents. Topics Include: Discuss business success factors Critical steps to a great business plan Understand the Business Model Canvas for an informal plan Explore the planning process Identify the critical components of a formal Business Plan Review funding options How to research the feasibility Sources for evaluating the industry, market and competition How to develop basic financial projections for financing Successful writing techniques that appeal to lenders/investors Using the plan to manage your business  more...

Class size:

25

Event full:

No

Cost:

$139.00

Facilitator:

Tara Horton, tarahorton@missouristate.edu
Missouri State University SBTDC
phone: 417-837-2617




Social Media Strategies

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 9 a.m. to noon

Where:  
MSU's Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center
405 N Jefferson Avenue, Springfield MO map...

Description:

Using social media for business isn't all about selfies and cats. It's one of the most powerful tools in brand building in the world today. In this seminar we'll be discussing how to leverage your business's social profiles to increase engagement and traffic to your website. A good digital strategy doesn't have to be created by an agency. You can do it yourself, even with a limited budget. A prior knowledge of social media marketing or digital marketing is not required for this course. Topics include: Advertising online Building an audience on social networks Content creation Analytics and ROI Selling digital marketing to your C Suite and probably several bad jokes  more...

Registration
deadline:

3/7/2018

Cost:

$109.00

Facilitator:

Tara Horton, tarahorton@missouristate.edu
Missouri State University SBTDC
phone: 417-837-2617




Cooking Matters at the Store

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:  
Country Mart
15720 US-160, Forsyth MO map...

Description:

A guided grocery store tour to help families buy healthy affordable foods.

Registration:

Pre-registration is required. Call Taney County University of Missouri Extension office: 417-546-4431

Registration
deadline:

3/5/2018

Class size:

10

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Pamela Duitsman, duitsmanp@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Greene County
phone: 417-881-8909