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Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

Lawn Care Professional Workshop

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:  
University of Missouri Extension, St. Charles County
260 Brown Rd, Saint Peters MO map...

Description:

Lawn Care Professional Workshop -- Great for Home Owners Too! Topics to be covered included dealing with clay soils; soil testing and test interpretation; renovation including site prep, seeding rates and seeding methods; common disease/insect issues; diagnosing problems and sample submission. Instructors -- Lee Miller, PhD, Turfgrass Pathologist, Brad Frensenburg, PhD, Turfgrass Specialist, Scott Killpack, MS, Agronomy/Natural Resources Specialist, Nathan Brandt, MS, Horticulture Specialist.

Session topic:

Topics to be covered included dealing with clay soils; soil testing and test interpretation; renovation including site prep, seeding rates and seeding methods; common disease/insect issues; lawn diagnosis and sample submission.

Registration:

Call University of Missouri Extension - 636-970-3000

Cost:

$35.00

Facilitator:

Scott Killpack, KillpackS@missouri.edu
St. Charles County MU Extension Center
phone: (636) 970-3000




Basic Parenting (Session 2 of 3)

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Where:  
Kasten meeting room
Broadway, Cape Girardeau MO map...

Description:

Success by 6 meeting with the United Way

Session topic:

Parent Ed meeting

Class size:

10

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Mary Gosche, GoscheM@missouri.edu
Cape Girardeau County MU Extension Center
phone: (573) 243-3581




The First Steps to Starting a Business & Basics of Writing a Business Plan

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:  
4747 Troost Ave, Kansas City MO map...

Description:

This is the combined discount registration for The First Steps to Starting a Business and The Basics of Writing a Business Plan (December 10).

Class size:

20

Event full:

Yes

Cost:

$50.00

Facilitator:

Carmen DeHart, dehartc@umkc.edu
University of Missouri-Kansas City SBTDC
phone: (816) 235-6428




Customer Service: Taking Care of Customers

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where:  
Community Room of Audrain County Courthouse
101 North Jefferson , Mexico MO map...

Description:

This a basic customer service class. It is designed to teach what good customer service looks like and help improve customer service skills.

Session topic:

This class teaches basic customer service skills.

Registration:

Contact the Audrain County Extension Office

Registration
deadline:

12/6/2013

Class size:

15

Event full:

No

Cost:

$30.00

Facilitator:

Virgil Woolridge, WoolridgeV@missouri.edu
Audrain County MU Extension Center
phone: (573) 581-3231




Low Cost, No Cost Energy Savers (Session 9 of 12)

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where:  
OACAC Greene County Neighborhood Center
560 N Stewart Ave, Springfield MO map...

Description:

Low Cost, No Cost Energy Savers helps participants identify home weatherization issues and wasteful home energy consumption, while offering inexpensive solutions that they can pursue immediately. Emphasis is placed on determining the aspects that the can have the greatest impact for the least investment and effort. Participants that make these 'do-it-yourself' improvements and adopt the suggested energy saving techniques can save from $20 to $50 per month on their utility bills.

Session topic:

This is a Life Skills program offering for OACAC clients. In this session, MU Extension handouts, presentation and demonstrations are combined with two video segments from the film "Kilowatt Ours" to teach weatherization and home energy conservation.

Registration:

This Low Cost, No Cost Energy Savers Life-Skills program is limited to OACAC clients.

Class size:

16

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Jeff Barber, LEED AP architect, barberj@missouri.edu
Greene County MU Extension Center
phone: 417/881-8909




The First Steps to Starting a Business

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where:  
4747 Troost Ave, Kansas City MO map...

Description:

This three-hour offering will provide you with an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business. It is designed specifically for those who are thinking about a new business venture. Participants will assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, learn about the importance of planning, discuss legal and regulatory requirements and identify sources of funding. Enroll in both this class and The Basics of Writing a Business Plan and receive a $10 discount.

Registration:

If you are a dislocated worker you may qualify to attend this course at no charge. This includes those who have been downsized or have entered early retirement. Individuals who have been let go and are now in jobs for which they are overqualified are also eligible. Dislocated workers can attend this class at no charge if 1) a Missouri resident or 2) dislocated from a Missouri company. The normal $30.00 fee is covered by the Missouri Division of Workforce Development. In order to attend the FastTrac NewVenture course via dislocated worker scholarship, participants must attend The First Steps to Starting a Business and The Basics of Writing a Business Plan before they are eligible to enroll in FastTrac NewVenture.

Class size:

20

Event full:

Yes

Cost:

$30.00

Facilitator:

Carmen DeHart, dehartc@umkc.edu
University of Missouri-Kansas City SBTDC
phone: (816) 235-6428




2013 Agriculture Lenders' Seminars (Session 2 of 2)

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where:  
8945 U S Highway 36, Hannibal MO map...

Session topic:

Ag Lenders' Seminar targeting agricultural lenders from banks, agencies and businesses.

Class size:

40

Event full:

No

Cost:

$75.00

Facilitator:

Darla Campbell, CampbellD@missouri.edu
Schuyler County MU Extension Center
phone: (660) 457-3469




Inspiring Success All-Arts Council (Session 7 of 13)

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, noon to 2 p.m.

Where:  
Lexington, MO
Lexington MO

Description:

To enrich the quality of life and advance economic growth in Lexington and surrounding communities through appreciation, promotion and development of the arts.

Session topic:

A series of meetings working with local community members with the goal of forming a community arts council.

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Mark Porth, PorthM@umsystem.edu
Lafayette County MU Extension Center
phone: 660/259-4633




Internet & Digital Marketing

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where:  
SBTDC Offices (located directly across the street from the U.S. Post Office main entrance)
500 E. Walnut, Suite 103, Columbia MO map...

Description:

There is more to digital marketing than social media and a website. Learn how finding the right tools, strategy, and measurements can grow your business. You'll gain a clear perspective of why all your marketing efforts need to be integrated. Learn how you can optimize your online presence through location and keyword specific campaigns via SEM (Search Engine Marketing) and SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Explore tools such as Google- Keyword, Adwords, Analytics, and Social Media Ads. Take advantage of these fantastic resources to better engage and retain your customers; leveraging your current relationships for content creation, R&D, and digital word-of-mouth for acquiring more customers. Understand how to use online tools like Hootsuite to efficiently manage your campaigns.

Registration
deadline:

12/6/2013

Class size:

30

Event full:

No

Cost:

$69.00

Facilitator:

Olivia Gill, GillOS@umsystem.edu
University of Missouri SBTDC
phone: 573/884-8087




Introduction to QuickBooks (Session 1 of 2)

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where:  
Plaster Hall Room 320, MSSU
3950 Newman Rd., Joplin MO map...

Description:

December 10(Tuesday), 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (part 1)

December 12 (Thursday), 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (part 2)

Learn how to utilize QuickBooks software for your business bookkeeping needs. Emphasis will be placed on properly setting up list items which determine how the information feeds into the company financial statements. Details of the Customer and Vendor Centers will be discussed. The reconciliation process for bank accounts and credit card statements will be demonstrated. Reports for tracking accounts receivable, accounts payable, company profitability, and company status will be presented.  more...

Session topic:

Day 1

Cost:

$95.00

Facilitator:

Lisa Robinson, robinson-l@mssu.edu
Missouri Southern State University SBTDC
phone: (417) 625-9575




The Basics of Writing a Business Plan

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:  
4747 Troost Ave., Kansas City MO map...

Description:

This three-hour offering is for current and future business owners and entrepreneurs who have little or no knowledge of writing a business plan.

"The Basics of Writing a Business Plan" is designed for business owners and managers who need to know how to create a business plan for their organization so the plan can be a useful management tool. During this course, participants will learn the importance of business plans, the key required elements of a basic plan and data that must be included.

Participants will also get tips on writing style to make the business plan easier to understand and more professional in appearance. Participants will leave this session with a greater understanding of what their business plan should look like and how to get started writing one.

It will also provide guidelines for style and appearance to help create a professional look for your business plan.

Discussions are facilitated by business counselors who will help you examine your individual situation, explore opportunities and discover new ideas. You'll learn from other participants and have a host of valuable resources available to you.

Registration:

If you are a dislocated worker you may qualify to attend this course at no charge. This includes those who have been downsized or have entered early retirement. Individuals who have been let go and are now in jobs for which they are overqualified are also eligible. Dislocated workers can attend this class at no charge if 1) a Missouri resident or 2) dislocated from a Missouri company. The normal $30.00 fee is covered by the Missouri Division of Workforce Development. In order to attend the FastTrac NewVenture course via dislocated worker scholarship, participants must attend The First Steps to Starting a Business and The Basics of Writing a Business Plan before they are eligible to enroll in FastTrac NewVenture.

Class size:

20

Event full:

Yes

Cost:

$30.00

Facilitator:

Carmen DeHart, dehartc@umkc.edu
University of Missouri-Kansas City SBTDC
phone: (816) 235-6428




Stay Strong, Stay Healthy - Shelbyville (Session 10 of 10)

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where:  
Shelby County University of Missouri Extension office

106 E 3RD ST, Shelbyville MO map...

Description:

Are you interested in improving your muscle strength? Stay Strong, Stay Healthy is a program designed to set you on the path to increasing your muscle strength, balance and flexibility. You don't have to visit a gym or buy any expensive equipment.

Session topic:

Final session. We will do post assessments and wrap up the program.

Registration
deadline:

9/27/2013

Cost:

$25.00

Facilitator:

Jim Meyer, MeyerJE@missouri.edu
Ralls County MU Extension Center
phone: (573) 985-3911




Canceled: Focus on Kids - Saline County, December 2013

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where:  
Saline County Extension Center
353 S. Lafayette, Marshall MO map...



MU Extension's Health Insurance Education Initiative

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where:  
The workshop will be held in the conference room of Black River Electric Co-Op.
2600 Highway 67, Fredericktown MO map...

Description:

The Madison County Extension Center has scheduled a free workshop for families, individuals and businesses to learn about their options and responsibilities under the new health care law. Debra Henk, 4-H Youth Specialist & CPD of Iron County, will be presenting information on MU Extension’s Health Insurance Education Initiative on December 10th at 6 pm. The location will be at the Black River Electric conference room.

Session topic:

Debra Henk, 4-H Youth Specialist & CPD of Iron County, will be presenting information on MU Extension’s Health Insurance Education Initiative on December 10th at 6 pm. A Certified Application Counselor is scheduled to be present as well

Registration:

Please call the Madison County Extension Center at 783-3303 to register

Registration
deadline:

12/5/2013

Class size:

70

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Debra Henk, henkd@missouri.edu
Iron County MU Extension Center
phone: (573) 546-7515




Nutrition training for Child Care Providers - Perryville

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where:  
Perry County Extension Office
321 N. Main Street, Perryville MO map...

Description:

Two sessions will be presented including:
"Eating Well - Basic Nutrition for Kids and for You" will give an overview of basic nutrition facts and introduce MyPlate as a tool for choosing healthy foods.
"Childhood Obesity and Missouri's Eat Smart Guidelines for Child Care" will discuss the current childhood obesity epidemic and how it relates to child care. It will also introduce the Missouri Eat Smart Child Care initiative as a way to improve child care meals.
Child care providers attending this program will receive two clock-hours if they have not previously attended these sessions.

Registration:

To register contact the Perry County Extension office at 573-547-4504. Registration deadline is Monday, December 9th.

Registration
deadline:

12/9/2013

Class size:

20

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Bethany Bachmann, SchindlerB@missouri.edu
Perry County MU Extension Center
phone: 573/547-4504




Rent Smart-Independence Hillcrest Ministries (Session 3 of 4)

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where:  
Independence MO

Description:

Rent Smart

Session topic:

Rent Smart - budgeting and goal setting

Registration
deadline:

12/17/2013

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Marsha Alexander, AlexanderM@missouri.edu
Jackson County MU Extension Center at Kansas City
phone: (816) 482-5850




Canceled: 2014 Polk County 4-H Council (Session 2 of 7)

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where:  
Call the extension office for location 417-326-4916.
Bolivar MO



Master Gardeners of Greene County monthly chapter meeting (Session 41 of 48)

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where:  
Botanical Center
2400 S. Scenic, Springfield MO map...

Description:

Monthly meeting of the Master Gardeners of Greene County chapter; for chapter members and guests.

Session topic:

Greene County Master Gardener chapter meeting

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Patrick Byers, byerspl@missouri.edu
Greene County MU Extension Center
phone: 417/881-8909




Shooting Sports (Session 9 of 12)

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where:  
Johnson County Fair Grounds

Session topic:

Monthly Meeting

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Patrick Byers, byerspl@missouri.edu
Greene County MU Extension Center
phone: 417/881-8909




Health Insurance Education - Maplewood Public Library

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where:  
Maplewood Public Library
7550 Lohmeyer Ave, Maplewood MO map...

Session topic:

Learn about your options under the new health care law:
• How the new law affects you
• Understanding your health insurance options
• Understanding Missouri’s Health Insurance Marketplace
• How to get help to pay for health insurance

Registration:

Call The University of Missouri Extension Center in St. Louis County at 314-400-2115 or send an email to stlouisco@missouri.edu and include your name and phone number in the message.

Registration
deadline:

12/6/2013

Class size:

30

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Mary Wissmann, MS, RD, LD, WissmannM@missouri.edu
St. Louis County MU Extension Center
phone: 314/400-7287




Building Better Child Care Fall 2013

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
Little Rascals Child Care Center
Washington MO

Description:

Fall 2013 Child Day Care Provider Training more...

Session topic:

Positive Discipline - Getting to Yes

Registration:

University of Missouri Extension
116 West Main, Union, MO
Phone: 636-583-5141

Class size:

25

Event full:

No

Cost:

$10.00

Facilitator:

Dave Hileman, HilemanD@missouri.edu
Franklin County MU Extension Center
phone: (636) 583-5141