Business programs for new businesses
Chris Thompson, Cole County business specialist, hosts classes, including Starting a Small Business: The First Steps and The Basics of Writing a Business Plan, for new businesses almost every month. Interested? Visit our Business programs page or email Chris at email@example.com.
Stay Strong, Stay Healthy
Stay Strong, Stay Healthy will be offered January - March 2014 in Cole and Callaway County.
In Cole it will be offered on Friday mornings January 10 – March 14. Advanced classes are 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. and Basic classes are 10:45 – 11:45.
In Callaway, it will be offered on Wednesday afternoons January 8 – March 19. Advanced is offered from 3 – 4 p.m. and another advanced class will be at 6 – 7 p.m., a basic class will be offered from 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.
This is an Extension program and is taught by our Nutrition Specialist, Lynda Zimmerman. Do you have more questions? Email Lynda today at ZimmermanL@missouri.edu and check out the Stay Strong brochure (PDF).
2014 Council Elections...
Stay tuned. The 2014 Cole County Extension Council will have online elections taking place from January 2 - 16. You can vote from the comfort of your home but you must be at least 18 years old and live in Cole County. We have 3 districts and you must reside in the district you are voting for but more information will follow at a later date so stay tuned!
Private Pesticide Applicator Training
Joni Ross-Harper will be providing Private Pesticide Applicator Training at the Cole County Extension Center on Monday, Feb. 3 from 6 - 9 p.m. call 634-2824 to register.
Spring Gardening Seminar
The Spring Gardening Seminar will take place in February. Stay tuned for more information to follow in January.
Square Foot Gardening
The Square Foot Gardening Program is back. It will take place Saturday, March 1 at the Cole County Extension Center, from 9 a.m - noon. The fee for the class is $30 and it includes a book that retails at $24.99. Couples can take the class together, share the book and pay $50, saving $10. Contact our office to sign up and mark you calendars now.
The new year started September 1, but it isn't too late to still join. There are 13 active 4-H Clubs in Cole County, and you don't have to grow up on a farm to belong to 4-H. Currently, Shooting Sports is the fastest growing project but with so many choices to choose from, almost anyone can find something that they enjoy. 4-H is open to all youth ages 5-18. Contact youth specialist Jenny Flatt at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Central Missouri Master Gardeners meet most months at McClung Park at 6 p.m. except in January and December. Most of these meetings are open to all.
Wanting to know more about the Master Gardener Program? Cole County Extension Center offers the Master Gardener Program every fall. Typically the classes begin in mid-August, will run 12 consecutive weeks on Monday nights from 6 - 9 p.m., the fee for this course is subject to change but it currently is $135 and 30 volunteer hours are required by November 30 of the following year. If you are interested, please contact Jane Kempker at email@example.com to be placed on a mailing. Applications will be mailed out in June 2014.
2014 Fall Festival
That's right, you read it correctly, let's talk about the 2014 Fall Festival. Are you a vendor that is wanting to join the Festival in 2014? Contact Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org The 2014 Fall Festival will be on Saturday, September 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds. Applications will be mailed out in April of 2014 and will be accepted until all spaces are sold or sometime in July. Only small home-based businesses are allowed. No store front businesses are accepted, also absolutely NO FOOD VENDORS where food can be consumed on the premises or samples given. Please direct further questions to Jane today.
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