Missouri Retail Farm Market School

The Missouri Retail Farm Market School is a comprehensive program that educates participants about utilizing produce science knowledge to prolong the marketability of fresh produce. The program utilizes hands-on exercises, videos and lecture to address the use of produce science, sanitation, crisping, customer service and merchandising to prolong the life of fresh produce. The course will be offered at the Raytown Christian Church, 6108 Blue Ridge Blvd, on March 17, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and again on March 24 at the University of Missouri Extension Office, 105 E 5th Street, Kansas City, Mo.  RAYTOWN Flyer    KCMO Flyer  Register and pay by credit/debit card by calling the Clay County Extension office at 816-407-3490.  If not paying by card, you can also email clayco@missouri.edu to register, and follow up by  mailing a check to Clay County Extension, 1901 NE 48th Street, Kansas City, MO  64118. Questions can be directed to Crystal Weber, webercd@missouri.edu or (816) 407-3490.  

Northland Early Education Council Director's Lunch & Learn

Register to attend the first Lunch and Learn of the Year on Friday, February 26, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The topic, presented by Cathy Lancelotta, is "How to Discipline with Love, Respect and Responsibility" introducing participants to Dr. Becky Bailey's Conscious Discipline program. Learn how the connection between the brain and the heart guides behavior. Discuss the process for enhancing self-regulation and the importance of utilizing this approach with young children. Questions, contact Diana Milne, Human Development Specialist with University of Missouri Extension, (816) 407-3490 or milned@missouri.edu.  Flyer       Registration Form

Northland Grandfamilies

 Are you raising a grandchild or other relative?  Need support, information or resources?  Clay County Extension, the Clay County Senior Services, and the Platte County Senior Fund have developed a partnership to help those in just such a situation. If you or someone you know is a grandparent, aunt or uncle raising children, contact the Clay County Extension Center at 816-407-3490 for more details on the “Northland Grandfamilies” program.  View the information flyer (PDF) for general monthly support group meeting dates. For a current program flyer, contact 816-407-3490.

Master Gardeners answer questions

The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City are available to answer your questions on lawn, flowers, trees, and gardening. Call 816-833-8733 (TREE) or email your question to mggkc.hotline@gmail.com.  Questions will be answered as quickly as possible. Master Gardeners are on winter hours and will return messages left on voice mail as well as messages sent to their email on a weekly basis.