Cooking Matters for Adults

Janet Hackert, Nutrition Specialist with the University of Missouri Extension and Mica Doty, Nutrition Program Associate with MU Extension, are offering FREE adult cooking classes at Cainsville School. The classes will be offered this July 11, 18, 25 and August 1, 8, 15 from 5pm to 7pm. We will be making a recipe and then eating the made recipe. Participates will get a free bag of groceries each week they attend that go with the recipe that was made during the class. They will also receive a recipe book and other freebies if they attend all 6 of the classes.

For more information or to enroll, please contact the Harrison County Extension Office at (660)425-6434 or Janet Hackert at or Micah Doty at

Food Preservation Events
NW Region-Summer 2016

Pressure Canner Gauge Testing

Saturday, June 25, 7:30 am - 11 am, Bethany Farmers Market
Hwy 136, BTC Bank Parking Lot, Bethany, MO
Wednesday, June 29, 10 am - 1 pm, Cameron Farmers Market
SE Corner of Walnut and Grand, Cameron, MO

Home Food Preservation Made Easy Classes

Thursday, June 30, 1 pm - 3 pm, MU Extension Lafayette County
14 E 19th St., Higginsville, MO -
Make My Strawberry Jam - for 4-H Youth; FREE
Thursday, July 7,
3 pm - 5 pm, Ray County Health Department
820 E Lexington St., Richmond, MO -
Make My Strawberry Jam - for 4-H Youth; FREE
Thursday, July 7,
6 pm - 7 pm, Livingston County Library
450 Locust St, 2nd Floor, Chillicothe, MO
Presentation Only; FREE

3-Part Series of Hands-On Classes

July 26, August 2, 9, 6 pm - 8:30 pm, Immanuel Babtist Church
4207 Miller St, Bethany, MO
Attend one part or all three; $15/part (all3:$45)*

To register for a Home Food Preservation Made Easy class,
contact Janet Hackert at (660) 425-6434 or
or Shanshan Chen at 9660) 584-3658 or

MU Extension is Seeking a
Regional Agronomy Specialist

LOCATION: Bethany, Missouri and primarily serves Harrison, Worth, Gentry, Daviess, Mercer, Grundy and Livingston counties in Northwest region, with additional coverage as needed.

This position is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs in crop and forage production, plant pathology, entomology, weed science, soil science and overall production agriculture, in addition to applying knowledge related to general agricultural in the counties served. Educational programs may consist of workshops, farm tours, field demonstrations, one-on-one consultations, soil test report interpretation and online programming that provide research-based material to local clients.

More information can be found by visiting

Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use

This monthly newsletter provides practical advice on a variety of subjects and reports on extension activities throughout the region. Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use

Updating History of Extension in Harrison County

Recently a booklet was found about the first 50 years of extension in Harrison County Missouri. The report titled "Excerpts From History 1919-1969," contains numerous entries that are amusing and gave some perspective about how the Extension service has impacted Harrison County. You can find some of the entries here on our website,  We wish to update the history of the extension center, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019. If you have any stories or information about the history of MU Extension in Harrison County in specific, please contact us by phone (660)425-6434 or email

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