Extension Council Election

The Clay County Extension Council will have online elections taking place from January 19 to January 23. You can vote only once and from the comfort of your home, but you must be at least 18 years old and live in Clay County. Ballots are also available at the Clay County Courthouse Annex (1901 NE 48th Street, KCMO) and the Clay County Courthouse (Liberty Square) during regular business hours. Visit www.extension.missouri.edu/clay to vote or call (816) 407-3490 if you have questions.

Directors' Lunch & Learn

"What's Your Vision: Leading Your Program Into Excellence" is the topic of the January 30th Northland Early Education Council Directors' Lunch and Learn. Attendees must register in advance to attend the 2 hour workshop at North Kansas City Hospital Health Services Pavilion. Lunch is included in the $20 fee.  FLYER    REGISTRATION

Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Wyatt Miller, Agronomy Specialist with University Extension, will be conducting numerous private pesticide applicator trainings in Clay and surrounding counties in February.  SEE INFO FLYER.  The session in Clay County is Tuesday, February 2nd, 2 p.m. at the Clay County Extension office.  This session will not be held for less than 6 people, so call ahead to reserve a seat.  (816) 407-3490.

Annual Soils and Crops Conference

Thursday, February 5th is the date for the annual Soils and Crops Conference held in Ray County at the Veterans Memorial Community Building, 312 Clark St., Richmond. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and program ends at 3 p.m.  SEE FLYER.  A $10 fee is due at the door, and you must call and register in advance. Lunch is provided. 

Business Classes for 2015

Two classes to assist entrepreneurs in getting off to the right start are being offered by University Extension in cooperation with the Full Employment Council.  Classes are being offered in four locations. First Steps to Starting a Business is a 4-hour class that provides an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business. Basics of Writing a Business Plan is a 2-hour session designed for those who want to know how to create a business plan that will be a useful management tool for their business. For more details or to see if you qualify as a Missouri Dislocated Worker, contact Richard Zarate;  zarater@missouri.edu or 816-407-3496.  Information Flyer (PDF)

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. Master Gardeners are on winter hours. Please leave a message so a Master Gardener can return the call. Calls will be returned as quickly as possible. Call 816-833-8733 (TREE) or you can email your question to mggkc.hotline@gmail.com.