Northwest Missouri State Fair

September 3-7, 2015
Northwest Missouri State Fairgrounds,
800 S. 8th Street, Bethany, MO. 
For more information contact NWMO State Fair. or 660-425-6951.

Healthy Homes

Session topic: Aging in Place - Addresses what aging in place is and strategies to allow participants to learn about features that can either be incorporated into their current home or new construction. It also looks at safety issues as it relates to aging.

When: Monday, Sept. 14, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Where: Hope Royale Cafe, Bethany MO
Cost: FREE

Facilitator: Connie Neal,
MU Extension in Nodaway County
Phone: 660/582-8101

Disaster Preparedness / Emergency Management

Storm Preparedness - Participants learn what to look for and safety measures for preparing for extreme weather events.

When: Monday, Sept. 14, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Hope Royale Cafe, Bethany MO
Cost: FREE

Facilitator: Connie Neal,
MU Extension in Nodaway County
Phone: 660/582-8101

Field Day 2015  

Thompson Research Center              
668 NW Hwy C
Spickard, MO 64679
Tuesday,September 15, 2015
Time: 9 am - 2 pm

Topics to be discussed are Management Strategies to Improve Beef Cattle Production.
For more information call (660) 485-6576 or go online at

Preserve jam, jelly and other sweet spreads with reduced sugar

As berries and other fruits ripen, many think about preserving the harvest in a sweet form, such as jellies, jams or other sweet spreads. University of Missouri Extension recently released an updated publication called Sweet Spreads and Syrups (GH1461)  that explains sugar...’s role in these tasty treats and offers some alternatives for those who are concerned about consuming too much sugar.

For more information on this and many other preservation topics, contact Janet Hackert, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, (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.

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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