Budgeting Tips for Holiday Spending

Here are some recommendations from Dedra Thomas, Family Financial Specialist, for smart holiday spending!  Click here for article.  

A Ham for the Holidays

Hams come in several different types from cured, fresh, picnic, county, cooked and cook-before-eating.  The storage time and cooking times are as varied as the type of ham.  To cook your holiday ham with perfection there are a few tips to follow.  Click here for Holly Jay's article.

Cranberries: A Small Fruit Packed with Nutrients

A holiday favorite for many families, Cranberries are native to North America.  Cranberries provide antioxidants which help reduce and prevent disease and infections and are good sources of vitamin C.  Click here for Holly Jay's Article.  

Beating the Battle of the Holiday Bulge

The holidays are upon us, bringing with them an assortment of holiday treats.  Many of these holiday goodies pose a direct challenge to the healthy eating plan that you have tried to adhere to for the last eleven months.  Whether you are at home, a friend's house or at the office holiday party, the temptation to overeat is lurking at nearly every table you pass.  Click here for Holly Jay's Article.  

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!

Flyer | Registration Form

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.  

Registration Form

New 4-H Year!

The 2015-2016 4-H year is coming to a close, and we're gearing up for the new year!  Current members: be working on your Missouri Report Forms (MRF)!  They are due by September 1st.  If you are needing help with your report, contact Kim Hall to schedule a time to meet with her.  All forms are available on the 4-H portion of our website under "Applications and forms".  Re-enrollment for the 2016-2017 4-H year will begin October 1st through 4-H Online.  Be sure to update addresses and contact information, if necessary.  If you do not have access to a computer or internet, families can come by the Extension office during office hours to complete their enrollments. Here is a flyer to help with the enrollment process for new and returning members.