NEEC After Work Seminar

Polly Prendergast, Senior Director of Program/Project Operations with the Berkley Child Development Center at UMKC, will present a 2-hour program on the topic "The Program's Role in Supporting Social Justice in the Classroom" on Thursday, November 19 at the NKC Hospital Pavilion Prairie View Room. The topic is geared toward early child care providers needing approved training to meet state continuing education credits. Refreshments will be served and the training begins at 6:30 p.m.  Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, November 17, to attend, and a fee of $15 must be pre-paid.  For more information contact Diana Milne, University Extension specialist, at (816) 407-3490 or  FLYER    REGISTRATION FORM

4-H Enrollment Goes Online

4-H clubs are in the middle of enrollment for the 2015-2016 year, and now is the time to join. Projects will be starting soon, volunteer leaders are just signing up for what they want to lead, and members are excited to get started. Check out the Clay County 4-H website for a list of clubs, how to enroll, and lots of other information at  The first step is to contact the club leaders and decide what club to join. Then follow the steps listed on the website to complete member and volunteer enrollment thru the 4HOnline Enrollment process. More questions? Contact the Extension office at (816) 407-3490 or email Emily Reiersgaard at

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  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.