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Labor Law Lunch Series

Medical Marijuana is coming to Missouri. Are you prepared to answer questions about how this new law will affect workers and employers in Missouri? Lauren M. Sobaski, with Fisher Phillips, will address how this new law will influence employment in Missouri. Labor and Workforce Specialist, Doug Swanson, will also join us to create an interactive discussion on how medical marijuana laws are being implemented in other states, how those laws impact workers and employers, what changes will take place for workers and employers in Missouri, and more.

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Master Pollinator Steward-Express Program

Studies show that pollinator populations are in decline because of a loss of feeding and nesting habitats, pollution and the misuse of pesticides. Learn how to protect our agricultural economy and food supply with the Master Pollinator Steward – Express program. For more information click HERE

To register, call MU Extension – Jackson County at 816-252-5051. Cost is $30.

Curious About Food Preservation?

Our self-paced ONLINE COURSE provides research-based information to safely and successfully preserve food at home. Participants of all levels of food preservation experience are welcome, including individuals with little or no previous food preservation experience. Hands-on practice sessions will be offered this summer as a follow-up.

For more information, contact Denise Sullivan at or by calling 816-482-5850.

Nutrition and Health Workshops

MU Extension in Jackson County offers a variety of free nutrition and health programs to benefit you and your organization. CLICK HERE to review an informational flyer and CLICK HERE for the registration form. For more information contact Lydia Kaume, PhD.,RDN. LD or Denise Sullivan, MS, CWP at 816-482-5850 or email at or 

Flood-related resources from MU Extension

CLICK HERE to view the main resource page from MU Extension.  This link includes a variety of key resources that deal with flooding and water-damage.

A special Facebook page has been created to provide informative information for those affected by the flooding. Missouri Flood Info,, is a collaboration of state, federal and local agencies and organizations involved addressing flooding in Missouri, including the Partnership for Disaster Recovery. Managed by MU Extension.

Moisture, Mold, and Your Home

With all the rain affecting so many Missourians, water damage is, unfortunately, a reality from leaking roofs to flooding basements. If there are water issues, there may be mold in your home. Now with increased temperatures, humidity levels may also foster mold growth. Please consider these resources if you are affected by water or mold. For questions contact Dan Cash, Community Development Specialist at or 816-482-5850.

Resources for Your Flooded Home:

EPA information on Mold and Moisture:

Family Nutrition Education Programs

The Family Nutrition Education Programs (FNEP) bring the latest nutrition information to low-income Missourians. FNEP helps clients achieve lifelong health and fitness. Paraprofessional nutrition educators work with clients in schools and at agencies. Clients gain skills that pave the way for nutritional well-being and health. Programs include the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Family Nutrition Program (FNP). For more information on how to receive these FREE programs for youth, teens, adults, and seniors see our staff directory for contact information.