Candidates sought for Jasper County Extension Council

Nominations are being accepted for the January 2020 public election of Jasper County’s University of Missouri Extension Council.

Candidate recommendations may be made by contacting the Jasper County Extension Center, 417-358-2158 prior to November 29.  Nominees will then be contacted to secure their permission before being placed on the ballot.

Jasper County’s council election will be held the third week of January.  The election is being held in accordance with state law (Chapter 262.550-262.620 R.S. Mo. 1969).

Individuals from all walks of life who are interested in education and the progress of our community are asked to serve on the extension council.

Every county in Missouri has an extension council made up of elected (and appointed) members who represent the broad educational needs and backgrounds of people in that county.  Council candidates must be at least 18 years old and reside in Jasper County.  The Jasper County extension council meets on the first Tuesday of each month.

Missouri state statutes create county extension councils to work with University of Missouri Extension.  The publicly elected (and appointed) council members assist in planning and carrying out extension programs in their county, providing local extension governance and representing the diversity of the county’s changing population.

University of Missouri Extension offers educational programs addressing high-priority areas like agriculture, horticulture, nutrition, family financial education, business and industry, community development and youth development (4-H).

A brochure about county elections can be found here or by calling or visiting the extension center, Courthouse Basement, Carthage, MO 64836.

2020 Master Gardener class begins March 5

University of Missouri Extension in Jasper County is sponsoring a Missouri Master Gardener training program.  Classes will meet Tuesday and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. The program contains sessions designed to train volunteers in various aspects of horticulture. The Master Gardeners participate in a wide variety of community service projects and assist University of Missouri Extension in providing unbiased educational information to the public.

A person who wishes to become a Master Gardener is required to attend the training sessions (30 hours of training), and contribute 30 hours of volunteer service to Master Gardener projects during the following year. The fee for the training is $200.

Check back for more information and an application.

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