Rural Living Conference

University of Missouri Extension will be holding a Rural Living Conference in Centerview, MO on Saturday, Feb. 20th.  The meeting will be held at the at the Crest Ridge High School and starts at 9 a.m.  The conference is geared toward small landowners who are looking for ways to generate income and manage their land.  Topics of interest for both plant and animal-based enterprises will be explored. 

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Retail Farm Market School

The Missouri Retail Farm Market School is a comprehensive program that educates participants about produce handling and marketing.  The materials and objectives are appropriate for new employee training or as a refresher course for those already in the produce handling and marketing business.

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Private Pesticide Applicator Training Dates

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.  Classes will last approximately 2 hours.  The pesticide applicator training classes have been scheduled for the following dates:

March 3rd  @ 2:00 pm or 6 pm at the 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.  

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Stay Strong, Stay Healthy Classes in Johnson and Cass Counties

Would you like to feel better about yourself and your ability to stay active and engaged as you age?  Several classes will be offered in Cass and Johnson Counties to help you Kick It Up.  Stay Strong Stay Healthy classes will help participants build strength and balance through non-strenuous weight bearing exercises.  Men and women are encouraged to attend this hour long program to increase balance, strength and flexibility.  Johnson County's class will be held in Kingsville January 5th through February 25th from 8:30 to 9:30 am, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Kingsville Seventh Day Adventist Church. Registration deadline is December 29th to assure a place in class.  For more information or to register, stop by or call the Cass County Extension office at 816-380-8460.  

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes in Johnson County

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself while you care for someone.This University of Missouri Extension program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Classes consist of six 2-hour sessions held once a week.  Two experienced Extension Specialists facilitate the series.  Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the “tools” you choose and put them into action for your life.  The six-class series is $25 per person.  A book, The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class may also be purchased for an additional $25.  The book purchase is suggested, but not required to attend the class. Classes will be held at the Johnson County Community Health Services building at 723 PCA Road in Warrensburg from 10a.m. until noon weekly.  Sessions are held every Monday, February 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4.  To register, contact us at 660-747-3193 or email douglascd@missouri.edu.  Pre- registration is required by Wednesday, February 24th.

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