Program highlights

Welcome new staff

Welcome to Erin Larimore, the new livestock specialist headquartered in Cape Girardeau County! Erin comes to us from South Dakota and has a background in beef cattle reproduction. Roger Eakins, part-time/semi-retired specialist will be staying on through the December 2014 SMS Sale.

FREE Mental Health First Aid Training

The next mental health first aid training will be offered in Ironton, Mo. at the Ozark Regional Library, Nov. 7, 2014. To register, call Debra Henk at Ironton, 573-546-7515.

MU Extension's Health Insurance Education Initiative

Health Insurance Education Initiative (PDF)

Grandparent Support Group

The Grandparent Support Group, for grandparents raising children, meets monthly at the Cape Girardeau County Extension Center, 684 W. Jackson Trail, Jackson.

Dates for Fall 2014: Oct. 15, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Grand Family Conference for Grandparents and other Caregivers Raising Children; Grandparents in the 21st Century. 

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 804 N. Cape Rock Drive. To register for the conference call Aging Matters, 1-800-392-8771 or 573-335-3331.

Business development classes offered

For a schedule of upcoming classes in surrounding counties, contact Richard Proffer, business specialist at 573-243-3581. Other methods to reach Richard: on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RichardProffer;  his Blogspot is http://americasbackbonesmallbiz.blogspot.com and on facebook at:  www.facebook.com/pages/MU-Extension-SBTDC-of-Cape-Girardeau-County/226327130716002

Show Me Select Bred Heifer Sale

The sale is Dec. 6, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Fruitland Auction Barn, Highway 61 North of Jackson, Mo. Be watching for catalog information or call 573-243-3581 to have a catalog sent to you.