Upcoming programs

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Spring Gardening Seminar

The Spring Gardening Seminar is an annual event that takes places at Lincoln University's Carver Farm. This one-day gardening event is an opportunity for anyone, interested in gardening to learn more.
There is a fee for the program. Please watch for Monday's posting to learn more. Registration will open at that time. Class size is limited and some classes will fill quickly so you will want to jump on the chance to see what the buzz is all about.
For more information, email coleco@missouri.edu but again, registration will not open until Monday, Jan. 23

The Private Pesticide Applicator Training will be taught at the Cole County Extension Center on Monday, February 6 by agronomist, Joni Harper at 2 and 6 p.m.  – the program will last about 2 hours and is available to anyone in the state that is at least 18 years old and is a producer of agriculture commodities. The license last 5 years.

The State of Missouri requires participants to own “The Private Pesticide Applicator” manual. If you already have this manual, you will not be required to purchase another copy but you must show it to the instructor. The manuals are $12.

To register, email the extension center at coleco@missouri.edu or call 573-634-2824. Make sure to mention what class you are signing up for, either 2 or 6 p.m. on Feb. 6.

Ongoing Programs

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 thompsoncv@missouri.edu

Join 4-H

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. Go to our Cole County 4-H Home Page or contact the office at coleco@missouri.edu for more information.

The new 4-H year began October 1. Contact the extension center for more information to see how you can get your child signed up or let us know if you are interested in volunteering as a project leader. Check out a club near you at: http://extension.missouri.edu/cole/4hclubs.aspx 

Master Gardeners

Central Missouri Master Gardeners meet most months at McClung Park on the fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. except in January and December. Most of these meetings are open to all.

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