Cedar County Extension seeking part-time Youth Program Assistant

Job Description  |  Application

The University of Missouri Extension in Cedar County is seeking qualified applicants for a part-time 4-H Youth Program Assistant to work with youth development programs including 4-H Clubs.

Requirements include: Experience working with children, youth and families; basic computer skills.  An applicant with an associate's degree in education, child development or related field is preferred, but not required.  The position is a 20 hour per week, no benefits position requiring some travel, mostly within Cedar County, and occasional overnight stays to fulfill assigned responsibilities.  Must be available to work some evening and weekends. Salary range: $9.15 - $10.40 per hour. Application deadline: Wednesday April 26. Submit Application, resume and other documents to the Cedar County MU Extension Center, 113 South St., Stockton, MO 65785. 

Application and information is also available from the Cedar County MU Extension Center located in the basement of the Cedar County Courthouse or by calling (417) 276-3313.

Small steps to health and wealth

Want to get healthier and more financially secure in the years ahead?  Perhaps lose some weight and save more for retirement.  This 90-minute, four-week program will describe 25 behavior change strategies that can be adopted to improve your health and personal finances.  University of Missouri Extension specialists, Mary Sebade, Nutrition & Health Education and David Black, Family Financial Education, will lead participants through a discussion of each strategy. 

Participants are encouraged to select three or four strategies to apply as part of a personal action plan.  The class content is based on the book, Small Steps to Health and Wealth™, written by Rutgers Cooperative Extension faculty members Dr. Barbara O'Neill, CFP®, and Dr. Karen Ensle, RD. 

Small Steps to Health and Wealth will be offered on Wednesdays, April 12, 19, 26, and May 3, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. at the Residential Care Facility, 805 N. Jackson, El Dorado.  To register, call the Cedar County Extension office at 417-276-3313

Missouri Hay Directory

These listings are a joint venture of the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the University of Missouri.  The listings include sellers names, cities, counties and phone numbers. Sellers can be listed by either region or forage type. Bale type is included: small square, large square, small round, large round, baleage, or other. The number of bales and approximate weight of each bale of hay is included, and if the hay has been analyzed, crude protein, acid detergent fiber, neutral detergent fiber, relative feed value, and percent total digestible nutrients may be included. A final area for notes catches information such as "first cutting", or "don't call before 6 p.m."

To list hay you wish to sell:

  • enter a new listing via the menu options on the AgEBB Hay Market Page
  • call the Missouri Department of Agriculture at 573-751-5633

  • visit your county extension office and have them list your hay

Hay listings will be left on the AgEBB system for 60 days unless updated.  All listings will be included in the Missouri Hay Directory. You can access this at http://mda.mo.gov/abd/haydirectory/  If you have any suggestions to improve the service or usefulness of the hay listings, please send an e-mail message or call (573) 882-4827.

Vegetable gardening questions

As the peek gardening season comes near, here at Extension we get many questions about gardening.  This guide is a section from the Missouri Master Gardener handbook on vegetable gardening.  It provides information from plant and site selection, irrigation and common problems.  There are many other publications available through our website on gardening and other topics as well.  Just click the link at the top of the page titled Publications.

Soil testing 

Soil tests save time and money. Whether you have acres of pasture or have a vegetable patch in the backyard, a soil test will provide you with an analysis of nutrients and a set of recommendations for improvements. Call or visit the Cedar County Extension office for details. Don't guess... Soil test!


Ag in focus

Ag in Focus is a bimonthly newsletter for area ag producers and enthusiasts.

Human development newsletters

The purpose of these newsletters is to share research-based resources and information to hard to reach parents, grandparents, and families including Parents As Teachers, Head Start, grandparents raising grandchildren groups, parent educators, etc. Smart Parenting is for parents of young children and is printed in English and Spanish. Kindred Spirits is for grandparents raising grandchildren.

Smart Parenting           Kindred Spirits

Other popular MU Extension publications

Pasture Weed and Brush Control Guide (PDF)
G427, 2015 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri
G302, 2012 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri
G6201, Vegetable Planting Calendar
Cedar County MU Extension Council bylaws

Other resources


AgriMissouri Classified website link

Find us on Facebook link