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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Blackwater Bobcats 4-H Club Meeting (Session 5 of 12)

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

Cost:

$0.00




Mineral Creek 4-H Club Meeting (Session 5 of 12)

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

Cost:

$0.00




Northland Grandfamilies Excelsior Springs Support Group (Session 7 of 11)

When:  Thursday, March 8, 2018, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Description:

Raising a grandchild or other relative? Support group meetings for grandparents and other caregivers in a parenting role. Providing information and resources to support your responsibilities. Three support group opportunities.

Registration:

No registration necessary. Join the group of your choice.

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Christine Brunkow, brunkowc@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Clay County
phone: 816-407-3490




A Matter of Balance - St. Charles (Session 5 of 8)

When:  Thursday, March 8, 2018, 10 a.m. to noon

Where:  
Kathryn Linnemann Library
2323 Elm Street, St. Charles MO map...

Description:

A Matter of Balance is an award winning program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls. There will also be information on how to set realistic goals for increasing activity, as well as how to change their environment to reduce fall risk factors. The eight-session series helps participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable. If you share these concerns and are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength, this class is for you.

Registration:

To register, please call (636) 928-9355.

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Emily Barbee, CroweEM@missouri.edu
MU Extension in St. Charles County
phone: 636-970-3000




Stay Strong, Stay Healthy - Level 1 (Session 14 of 18)

When:  Thursday, March 8, 2018, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where:  
1515 S Munn Avenue, Maryville MO map...

Description:

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy is an exercise program designed to help keep older adults active. Over this 8 week program, participants learn exercises to improve their strength, flexibility and balance. During each session, a prescribed 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:

Call 660-582-8311 to register

Registration
deadline:

1/18/2018

Cost:

$45.00

Facilitator:

Sarah Wood, woodsarah@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Buchanan County
phone: 816-279-1691




Master Gardener Program - Laclede County (Session 1 of 11)

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

Where:  
186 N Adams Avenue Ste D, Lebanon MO map...

Description:

The Master Gardener volunteer program began in the early 1970’s in response to the rapidly increasing interest in home gardening. The idea was to train knowledgeable garden volunteers to help University Extension staff deliver home gardening information to the public. The idea worked! Today, the Master Gardener volunteer program is recognized nationally as a means for individuals to learn and to share horticultural knowledge with others. Our course consists of eleven, 3-hour sessions covering the following topics: Understanding Soil and Plant Nutrition Plant Growth and Development Annual / Floral and Vegetable Production Perennial Gardening (Trees, Shrubs, and Perennial plants) Raised Bed and Container Grown Gardening Insect and/or Integrated Pest Management Fruit Trees, Bramble Berries, and Grape Production Lawn and Turf Management Plant Diagnostics and Disease Control Greenhouses and High Tunnels Raised Beds and Container Grown Gardening Courses will be conducted by MU Extension Specialists and other professionals.

Session topic:

Plant Growth and Development as well as Plant Propagation both vegetative and by seed.

Registration:

MASTER GARDENER COORDINATOR FOR THIS PROGRAM: Terry Halleran, Agronomy Specialist, Hickory County and Sam Lower, 4-H Specialist, Laclede County halleranw@missouri.edu lowers@missouri.edu Mu Extension Office, 186D N Adams Ave, Lebanon MO, 65538 Office Phone: 417-532-7126

Registration
deadline:

3/1/2018

Class size:

20

Event full:

No

Cost:

$175.00
Each class being offered may be taken as a stand alone course for those interested in the topic but not the Master Gardeners Program. The class fee will be $15.00 per session for those just taking that session.

Facilitator:

William Halleran, halleranw@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Hickory County
phone: 417-745-6767




Stay Strong, Stay Healthy Advanced -- Union at Zion UCC (Session 16 of 16)

When:  Thursday, March 8, 2018, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where:  
115 S Washington Avenue, Union MO map...

Description:

This program is designed for adults who have already completed Stay Strong Stay Healthy and want to continue their strength training or adults who have been strength training regularly for at least 6 months.  Like basic Stay Strong Stay Healthy, the advanced class is a 8 week program for middle-aged and older adults.

Registration:

Contact the University of Missouri Extension Office, 116 West Main, Union, MO, 63084 at 636-583-5141 to register.

Class size:

20

Event full:

No

Cost:

$45.00

Facilitator:

Mary Schroepfer, SchroepferM@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Franklin County
phone: 636-583-5141




Social Media Strategies (Session 2 of 2)

When:  Thursday, March 8, 2018, 9 a.m. to noon

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

Description:

Whether you’re new to social media or just looking for new ideas, we’ll cover the basics and a bit more. Getting started and improving your social media strategies can be complex and takes both savvy and hard work. Fear not, we’ll help you understand how things work and how you can use social media to help you build an engaged and valuable digital audience. Topics include: The value of social Finding the right network Best practices Content strategy and content development Promoted/Paid content and targeting Analytics and metrics Trends  more...

Session topic:

Register online at: http://cbed.missouristate.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp3?&course=MKT030318

Class size:

25

Event full:

No

Cost:

$109.00

Facilitator:

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




2018 Polk County Clover Kids (Session 6 of 8)

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

Description:

Polk County Clover Kids is open to youth ages 5 - 7 on or before December 31, 2017.

Session topic:

March meeting of the Polk County Clover Kids Club. 6pm - Polk County Fairgrounds, Bolivar, MO

Registration:

Call the Polk County Extension office for registration information. 417-326-4916

Cost:

$20.00

Facilitator:

Velynda Cameron, cameronv@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Polk County
phone: 417-326-4916




Stay Strong, Stay Healthy - Level 1 (Session 17 of 18)

When:  Thursday, March 8, 2018, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where:  
801 E 12th St, Lamar MO map...

Description:

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

Registration:

To register call Lindsey at the Barton County Extension Center at 417-682-3579

Registration
deadline:

1/3/2018

Class size:

12

Event full:

No

Cost:

$15.00

Facilitator:

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




Stay Strong, Stay Healthy - Level 1 (Session 6 of 16)

When:  Thursday, March 8, 2018, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Class size:

15

Event full:

No

Cost:

$40.00
Fee covered by FNEP grant.

Facilitator:

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




Stay Strong, Stay Healthy - Level 1 in Warsaw (Session 12 of 16)

When:  Thursday, March 8, 2018, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where:  
Boonslick Regional Library
102 E Jackson Street, Warsaw 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.

Session topic:

Participants will complete a warm-up, 8 strength training exercises, and a cool-down including stretches and deep breathing.

Registration:

Pre-Registration Required. Contact the Pettis County Extension Office at 660-827-0591

Class size:

15

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Melissa Cotton, cottonmr@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Pettis County
phone: 660-827-0591




Bringing Back the America Small Farm 2018 - Day 1

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

Where:  
110 Saint Louis Street, West Plains MO map...

Description:

Creating Income from Small Acreage: Join us for a conference sharing instruction on how to contribute to your regional food supply using whatever land resources are available to you. Whether that's a backyard garden area or 100 acres, get the information you need to start producing local foods your way. FEATURING Polyface YOU 4-Part Workshop - Emotionally, Economically and Environmentally Enhancing Agriculture: A workshop filled with the wisdom and humor of the outrageous and outspoken Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms. And an in-depth introduction to Polyface Farms and philosophy, strategies for success, and share in Joel’s vision for an ideal farm-to-consumer food. March 8, 2018 8:00 - 12:00 Polyface YOU pre-workshop (includes lunch) 12:00 Lunch Only for Ployface YOU attendees 1:00 - Small Farm Conference begins; doors open to public 1:30 - Small Farm Conference workshops 5:00 - Meet & Greet with speakers at MSU-WP More details are available at http://AmericanSmallFarm.com.  more...

Registration:

http://AmericanSmallFarm.com more...

Registration
deadline:

3/5/2018

Class size:

500

Event full:

No

Cost:

$50.00

Facilitator:

Naomi Minahan, naomiminahan@missouristate.edu
Missouri State University SBTDC
phone: 417-255-7966




Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps

When:  Thursday, March 8, 2018, 9 a.m. to noon

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

Description:

This introductory 3-hour seminar is an overview of the critical first steps associated with winning government contracts.  The Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MO PTAC) host a bi-monthly seminar on how to get started in the government contracting arena including federal, state and local government registrations and certifications.  The seminar will also cover MO PTAC services available to assist Missouri businesses in all aspects of government contracting.

The Missouri PTAC seminar is available to Missouri based businesses every month.  Instructor:  Michelle Cunningham

Cost:

$50.00

Facilitator:

Michelle Cunningham, cunninghammic@umkc.edu
University of Missouri-Kansas City SBTDC
phone: 816-235-2891




Annie's Project - Newton County (Session 2 of 7)

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

Where:  
Ag Building, next to the doorms
601 Laclede Avenue, Neosho MO map...

Description:

Annie’s Project is a seven-week course that is a discussion-based workshop bringing women together to learn from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing and the legal field. There is plenty of time for questions, sharing, reacting, and connecting with presenters and fellow participants. It's a relaxed, fun, and dynamic way to learn, grow, and meet other farm women.

 more...

Registration:

Please send Registration and $75 enrollment fee to McDonald County Extension Office. If you need assistance please call the office at 417-223-4775

Registration
deadline:

2/23/2018

Class size:

25

Event full:

No

Cost:

$75.00

Facilitator:

Jennifer Lutes, lutesjl@missouri.edu
MU Extension in McDonald County
phone: 417-223-4775




2018 Master Gardener Core Training/Greene County (Session 10 of 13)

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

Description:

Master Gardener training for new members.

Session topic:

Master Gardener Core training; Pruning

Cost:

$160.00

Facilitator:

Kelly McGowan, mcgowank@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Greene County
phone: 417-881-8909




Extension Council Meeting

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

Where:  
St. Peters
260 Brown Road, Saint Peters MO map...

Description:

The monthly business meeting of the St. Charles County Extension Council is held on the first Thursday of the month. Meetings are open to the public.

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Emily Barbee, CroweEM@missouri.edu
MU Extension in St. Charles County
phone: 636-970-3000




Women's Financial Education Series (Session 3 of 5)

When:  Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Description:

A five-week educational series to help you learn to take control of your financial life. You will learn more about financial management, credit and debt management, estate planning, insurance, investing and retirement planning. There is no promotion of products or services.  more...

Session topic:

Who needs a will? Estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, powers of attorney, etc.

Registration:

Call MU Extension at 636-970-3000. All major credit cards accepted.

Registration
deadline:

2/16/2018

Cost:

$49.00
Partial scholarships are available. Call Suzanne Gellman for details.

Facilitator:

Suzanne Gellman, GellmanS@missouri.edu
MU Extension in St. Charles County
phone: 636-970-3000




Character Counts Lamar HeadStart (Session 6 of 6)

When:  Thursday, March 8, 2018, 10 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where:  
Lamar Headstart
Lamar MO

Session topic:

Character Critters Citizenship

Class size:

30

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Elaine Davis, DavisJer@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Barton County
phone: 417-682-3579




SSSH level 1 Lake Ozark (Session 10 of 16)

When:  Thursday, March 8, 2018, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Where:  
Class will be held in the multi purpose room
1600 Bagnell Dam Boulevard, Lake Ozark 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 the (Insert county name) County Extension Office at (Insert county phone number).

Cost:

$40.00

Facilitator:

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




Diabetes Education including Diabetes Self-Management- First United Church Blue Springs (Session 4 of 6)

When:  Thursday, March 8, 2018, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where:  
First United Methodist Church of Blue Springs
301 SW Woods Chapel Rd, Blue Springs MO map...

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Lydia Kaume, kaumel@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Jackson County - Kansas City
phone: 816-252-5051




Cooking Matters for Adults (Session 4 of 6)

When:  Thursday, March 8, 2018, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where:  
Next to Dade County Health Department
409 W Water St, Greenfield MO map...

Description:

Participants will learn to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices, cook delicious, affordable meals, and safe food handling practices. Encouraging these healthy behaviors helps reduce health care costs by helping prevent chronic health conditions throughout a persons life span, as well as reducing food waste and cost for a family or individual budget.

Registration:

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

Registration
deadline:

2/14/2018

Class size:

15

Event full:

Yes

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