2015 4-H Enrollment 

We are excited to announce Missouri 4-H Center for Youth Development is transitioning enrollment to Missouri 4HOnline beginning today!  Please log on at http://mo.4honline.com.  A link to the detailed, step-by-step instructions is included on the login screen, but we think you will find the system very easy to navigate.

In order to assist families with this transition, the University of Missouri Extension Johnson County office will be open at the following times for families to receive assistance setting up their accounts and ask any questions.

Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

We look forward to a great year and appreciate your support and patience as we work together to Make the Best Better for Johnson County 4-H!

2015 Master Gardener Training Program

Master Gardeners are adults of all ages and all gardening skills who enjoy gardening.  They are interested in lawns, shrubs, trees, flowers, vegetable gardens and caring for the environment.  They are also interested in learning from each other and sharing what they know with other Master Gardeners and their community friends and neighbors.  A Master Gardener Trainee can be anyone who wants to learn more about gardening, lawn, and shrub care, and sustaining the environment.  You do not have to be an expert to join.  You will not have to take exams or give presentations in class.  You must, however, have a desire to learn, make a commitment to complete 30 hours of volunteer community service the first year, and to complete 2- hours of service each successive year to remain active in the program.  The 12 session training starts February 3rd through April 28th on Tuesday nights from 6 pm to 9 pm.  All classes are held in Grinstead Hall, University of Central Missouri.  The one-time program fees are $130 for individuals and $225 per couple.  The fee covers all class training materials.  Couples receive only one set of materials.  For more information, contact Master Gardener Maggie Stone, 660-747-7715.  

Registration Form

Percolation Test Certification Training

The Johnson County Extension Office will be conducting percolation test certification training on the 24th and 25th of October.  The first day of training, Friday the 24th, will be from 12:45 pm to 5:45 pm and the second day, Saturday the 25th, will be from 9 am to 12:15 pm.  The cost of the class is $160 paid to Johnson County Extension Center.  Please pay with a money order, cashiers check, or cash.  You may write a check for the $90 to the State of Missouri at the time your application for license is sent in.  This makes for a total cost of $250.  Registration is due by October 10th.  participants are encouraged to bring a calculator and pencil.  The exam is an open-book test.  For more information, please call the Extension offfice at 660-747-3193.

Registration Form for Percolation Training 

Hazardous Waste Collection

The annual Household Harzardous Waste collection will be Saturday, Novermber 1st at the Johnson County Fairgrounds from 8:00 am to noon.  Begin now to set aside old paint, pesticides and cleaning products so you are ready to take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to safely dispose of household harzardous waste.  Click here for the complete list of items that will and will not be accepted.  For more information, call our office at 660-747-3193.  

Microsoft Windows Excel Training

Interested in learning more about Microsoft Excel?  This two-night workshop will cover such topics as: creating workbooks, editing rows and columns, entering data/formatting cells, creating formulas, analysis of data working with tables, create a chart, and linking worksheets.  The workshops will be held on December 8th and 15th from 6 to 9 pm at the Johnson County Extension Office.  Cost is $30 per person or $45 per couple paid by December 2nd at the Johnson County Extension Office.  Maximum of 15 participants and minimum of 5 participants.  Questions and registration can be done by calling 660-747-3193 or by emailing Johnsonco@missouri.edu.  

Keeping Your Child Safe for Scary, Fun Halloween

There are step you can take to keep your kids safe on Halloween.  Follow this easy list to keep your trick-or-treaters safe this Halloween.  Lisa Wallace's Article.


Small Farm Outreach Worker

As a Small Farm Outreach Worker, Phillip Boydston helps provide information and assistance to both rural and urban farmers and ranchers, with an emphasis on underserved and socially disadvantaged populations.  Farm Outreach Workers (FOWs) provide information on ways to better manage your resources, reduce expenses and increase income.  They also provide information on other available programs and resources that may improve your farm management practices and income.  At your request, an FOW will make an appointment to visit with you and your family on your farm and discuss goals and plans.  For more information or to set up an appointment, contact Phillip at 816-726-7720 or boydstonp@lincolnu.edu

Online Training for Nonprofit Board Members

This new, convenient training has been developed by our Community Development faculty.  Learn more about the course and get the registration link at Build Your Board.


MO PTAC helps Missouri businesses obtain and perform federal, state and local government contacts.  MO PTAC services are available to all Missouri businesses with emphasis on small businesses; veteran-owned small businesses; service disabled veteran-owned-small businesses; 8(a) firms; small disadvantaged businesses; woman-owned small businesses; firms in HUBZones; Minority Busniess Enterprises; Women Business Enterprises; and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises.  For more information, contact Traci Baldwin at 660-747-3193 or baldwintl@missouri.edu