Upcoming Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Agricultural commodity producers who need to obtain or renew a private pesticide applicator license can attend one of the following training sessions provided through University of Missouri Extension.    In a change from previous years, purchase of a training manual is now required.  Manuals may be purchased at the class.  If you have purchased a manual previously, be sure to bring that manual with you to the class.  Those unable to attend one of the scheduled classes may obtain or renew their license on an individual basis at their county extension center.  This class also completes the EPA worker protection training program for agricultural employees who handle pesticides.  University of Missouri Extension programs are open to everyone but only individuals 18 years or older may receive a license.  Classes will last approximately 2 hours.

February 9th @ 2:00 pm – Johnson County Extension Center, 135 W. Market St., Warrensburg.

February 9th @ 6:00 pm – Johnson County Extension Center, 135 W. Market St., Warrensburg.

Contact the Johnson County Extension Center at (660)747-3193 for more information or to register.  

West Central 4-H Regional Energizer

The 2017 West Central 4-H Regional Energizer will be help Saturday, January 28th at the Clinton Middle School from 9 am to 3 pm.  Pre-registration is $10/person, which includes lunch, and is due by January 16th.  Registration after the 16th up to the day of is $15/person and lunch is not included.  Forms and payments need to be turned into the Johnson County Extension Office.  Don't miss out; there will be many exciting sessions offered for members and volunteers!

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Master Gardener Training Program

Registration for the 2017 Master Gardener Training Program is now open!  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.  The training will be conducted in 12 sessions on Tuesday evenings, February 7th through May 2nd, from 6 to 9 pm.  MG trainees receive 30 hours of classroom instruction in the course.  Cost is $130 per individual or $225 per couple/entity.  For more information about the training, contact Judy Wolter, Master Gardener, at 660-441-2814.  See the Master Gardener section of our website for more information about the Master Gardeners of Johnson County.  

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Beginning Beekeepers Workshop

The Midwestern Beekeepers Association will have their 22nd Annual Beginning Beekeeping Workshop on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, 1401 NW Park Rd, Blue Springs, MO 64015.  The workshop registration fee is $35 and includes the workshop, presentation notes and First Lessons in Beekeeping by Keith S. Delaplane.  Registration will begin at 8AM and the workshop will be from 9AM to 5PM with a break for lunch.  Beekeeping Suppliers will be on site to order bees and supplies. The class size is limited to 60. Registration is closed when filled or by Feb.18, 2017  To register, please visit Midwestern Beekeepers Association website at http://www.midwesternbeekeepers.org/ to download a registration form.  For more information, please call Bob Williams at 816-331-6634.

Food Safety and Your Refrigerator - 10 Easy Steps

Happy New Year!  May you experience good health throughout the year.  As we wrap up any holiday gatherings and return to our normal pace of life take a moment and think about what may be lingering in your refrigerator.

Has that turkey grown wings?  Does the lime gelatin salad have fur?  Often times we forget what is in the frig or it gets pushed to the back of the shelf to be forgotten.  Spoiled foods can give off odors and affect other foods in which they may come in contact. Click here for full Holly Jay Article.