Food Preservation Classes Offered Around NW Missouri

The spring thaw brings thoughts of growing things and the hope of a bumper crop this year. But home food preservation has changed since our grandmothers put food up so many years ago.
Food preservation classes will be offered around the northwest region this summer to help consumers learn how to combat this threat of food-borne illness and preserve their harvest safely. Come learn why canning safely is more than just sealing food in a jar.All three classes will be held in Bethany, Maysville and King City. All classes will be from 6-8:30 p.m. The Bethany classes will be at Immanuel Baptist Church on May 14, 21 and 28, 2015. The ones in Maysville will be at the DeKalb County Nutrition Center on Jun 11, 18 and 23, 2015. And the classes in King City will be at the Presbyterian Church on July 16, 23 and 30, 2015. The three sessions will also be offered all in one day, Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the TJ Hall in Oregon.  
Pre-registration a week before the first class is requested. Please contact me, Janet Hackert, at (660)425-6434 or for more information or to pre-register.

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions

Take back your life. Anyone with a chronic condition may enroll. A spouse, other family member or friend may accompany you as a registered member of the class.
Eagleville Community Room
Tuesdays; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
May 19 - June 24, 2015
Please Pre-register by May 15.
For more information,
Contact: Janet Hackert,
Harrison County Extension Center (660) 425-6434 or
Sarah Linthacum,
Harrison County Health Department (660) 425-6324.

Annie's Project
Risk Management Education
Targeting Farm Women

Mission: To empower farm women and help them make better management decisions through networking and by utilizing critical financial information. Over six week's, Annie's Project gives farm women the opportunity to learn from Extension specialists, guest speakers and each other.
This class is designed for farm women and women landowners, but it is certainly open to anyone interested.
Harrison County Extension Office, Courthouse Basement
Wednesdays- May 6 thru June 10, 2015, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The fee for this course is $75.
Pre-registration is required by April 30, 2015

For more information on Annie's Project or to pre-register contact Randa Doty, Agriculture Business Specialist, 660-582-8101 or
Or you may contact the Harrison County Extension Center at 660-425-6434 or  


MU Extension is hiring for positions in the Northwest Region

Do you have interest in a career working with youth, agriculture business, nutrition, business development or other extension subject areas? University of Missouri Extension in the Northwest region currently has several regional specialist positions open and we are recruiting.

Review the position descriptions and the on-line application procedure on the University of Missouri Extension webpage-- At the bottom of the page click on the JOBS tab and you will see the list of positions for which we are recruiting statewide and you can see those in the NW Region. Positions remain posted until filled.

Home Food Preservation Made Easy

Janet Hackert, MU Extension Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, will be offering a 3 part series of hands on classes.
Attend one part or all three; $15/part (all 3: $45)
May 14, 21, 28, 2015 from 6-8:30 pm,
Immanual Baptist Church, Hwy 136 East, Bethany, MO 64424.

To register for a Home Food Preservation Made Easy class, contact Janet Hacert at (660) 425-6434 or

The Arts As a Portal to Science Communication

The Arts As a Portal to Science Communication—an example of MU Extension Community Arts Program (CAP) partnering with MU faculty to reach our Missouri constituents. CAP is offering one full residential camp scholarship (a $500 value) for a Missouri High school student. See attached flyer for details or go or contact,

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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