Current Business Career Opportunity in Carroll County

Business Development Specialist and County Program Director headquartered in Carroll County
(primarily serves Carroll, Ray, Lafayette and Saline counties in the Northwest region with additional coverage as needed)

Among other things, the Regional Specialist provides educational opportunities that enable businesses, farms, families and communities to strengthen the economy and enhance quality of life. The Business Development Specialist will help transform Missouri business and industry through education, technical service and collaboration by working with small to medium size companies to improve bottom-line performance. You can see a much more complete description of this great opportunity in the document below.

Position description (PDF)

Position Announcement (PDF)

Go to for more information regarding the application process.

Mission: To improve lives, communities and economies by providing relevant, responsive and reliable educational solutions.
Values: Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, Excellence and Engagement.
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer

Current Youth Development Career Opportunity in Carroll County

4-H Youth Development Program Associate

MU Extension is seeking an energetic individual who is passionate about youth development to assist in the planning, management and support of 4-H Youth Development programs in assigned geographic area, under the guidance and supervision of the 4-H Youth Development Specialist. Starting salary is $11.80/hr. with University benefits. Position is headquartered in Carrollton, MO and will serve Carroll County.

For details, req’s, & application visit ( Apply by 9/30/15. For more information call Taylor Bryant at 660-886-6908 for questions. AA/EEO/ADA employer.

Current Nutrition Education Career Opportunity in Saline and Carroll County

Family Nutrition Education Program

MU Extension is seeking a positive, professional, organized team player to teach basic nutrition, food safety & physical activity in schools & other settings to cover Carroll and Saline Counties and surrounding area as a full time Nutrition Program Associate. Starting salary is $11.80/hr. For details & to Apply on-line go to: Apply by 9/27/15. For more info call Penny Crawford at 816-632-7009

Project Strength classes are being offered in Carroll County

Harvesters, FNEP and MU Carroll County will hold Project Strength again this year.  Project Strength is an eight-week course that meets once a week for two hours.  During the class you will learn about important nutrition basics and food safety.  You will prepare a meal in a friendly and relaxed setting for FREE.

Dates:  (Fridays) March 13 through May 1, 2015 from 1:00 pm. - 3:00 p.m.

Location:  Carrollton Public Library (downstairs), 1 North Folger Street, Carrollton Mo.

Requirements:  All Participants must be 18 years or older (no children).   Minimum class size is 10 participants. 
Participants will receive:
     vital nutrition and health information;
     helpful hints and money saving tips to use a the grocery story;
     hands-on cooking instruction; and
     A bag of groceries at no cost!
Contact Sarah Oser, N.P.A. to register by calling (660) 542-1792 or by email
Don't wait!  Sign up today. 

Make Your Money Count classes offered by Trish Savage

Dates / Times:       Thursday, April 16 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
                              Thursday, April 23 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Location:    Carrollton Public Library, One North Folger Street, Carrollton

Cost:   $20 per person for both sessions
Class Size:  Limited to 20 persons
Registration Deadline:  Noon on Friday, April 10, 2015
To Register:  Call Carroll County Extension Center at 660-542-1792
Topics:  Session One:  Money - Understanding How it Impacts Our Lives and Relationships
             Session Two:  Steps to Take Control of Your Finances and Get Organized

Questions:  Contact Trish Savage, Family Financial Education Specialist at 660-886-6908 or by email (

Brochure (PDF)

Private Pesticide Applicator Training (PPAT)

Wyatt Miller offered PPAT classes during February.  If you need to obtain a restricted use pesticide license but were unable to attend one of his classes, contact Carroll County Extension Office to make an appointment to get the training necessary to obtain or renew your license.

Build Wealth Not Debt — Become An American Saver and Northwest Missouri Saver

Achieve your financial goals and have peace of mind by working towards a savings goal such as home ownership, school tuition, retirement or debt repayment.  Enroll in the American and Northwest Missouri Savers (pdf) program by completing the "fill-in-the-blank" section on the brochure (pdf) and send it to: Northwest Missouri Saves, Andrew County Extension Center, P.O. Box 32, Savannah, MO 64485 or deliver it to the Andrew County Courthouse, 2nd Floor.  Information on how to become an American Saver and Northwest Missouri Saver can be found at

NW Regional News and Information

Regional newsletter for the Northwest Region
March 2015 (PDF)
February 2015 (PDF)
December 2014/January 2015 (PDF)
November 2014 (PDF)
September/October 2014 (PDF)
August 2014 (PDF)
June 2014 (PDF)
April/May  2014 (PDF)
March 2014 (PDF)
February 2014 (PDF)
December 2013/January 2014 (PDF)

Frequently requested MU Extension publications

MU Extension publication G302, 2012 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri
MU Extension publication G427, 2011 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri

Current Extension Council minutes and agenda

Monthly extension council 2015 meeting schedule:
January 15, 2015 — Agenda (PDF) | Minutes (PDF)
February 19, 2015 — Agenda (PDF) | Minutes (PDF)
March 5, 2015 (Annual Meeting) Agenda (PDF) | Minutes (PDF)
April 16, 2015 — Agenda (PDF) | Minutes (PDF)