Livingston County News You Can Use

Teens Caring for Kids 4-H SPIN Club

Livingston County Extension Faculty and Staff are hosting a Teens Caring for Kids 4-H SPIN Club.  The purpose of a SPIN Club is to allow youth ages 5 to 18 with common interests or hobbies to meet as a club and share and learn more about their special interest.  The Teens Caring for Kids SPIN Club designed to help middle school and teenaged youth learn what it takes to be a responsible, caring, trustworthy, competent, capable and safe babysitter. This club is open to 4-H members and non-members in the 5th Grade and older.

Each day will focus on a different area:
May 2: Introductions & Business of Babysitting
May 9: Entertaining Children, Child Development, & Nutrition
May 16: Safety with presentations by Chillicothe Emergency Services & Chillicothe Police Department

Youth should plan to attend all three sessions in order to get a certificate of completion. 

Cost is $20.00 ($10.00 for current 4-H Members)

To register please complete the following:

Current 4-H Members: Register online or call 660.646.0811 to register by phone. 

Non-Members: Complete this paperwork and return it to the MU Extension Office at 511 Elm Street, Chillicothe. 

Registration and payment are due by April 26, 2019. A minimum number of 10 participants is needed.

If you have any questions, please contact the Extension Office at 660.646.0811. 

Test your soil for better lawns and gardens

Avoid excessive fertilizer use, and guard against nutrient loss. A soil test shows exactly how much lime and fertilizer a lawn or garden needs. Science-based, reliable analysis and unbiased recommendations let you escape hit-or-miss gardening and lawn care. Contact the Livingston County Extension office today to find out how to collect a sample to bring in for analysis. The analysis is done at the University of Missouri Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory in Columbia at a cost of $18.00 (1 soil test) for regular analysis test. Each additional soil test $15.00.

Private Pesticide Applicators Training

Individuals needing to obtain or renew their Private Pesticide Applicator certification for the purchase of restricted use pesticides may come into the Livingston County University of Missouri Extension office and watch a 2 1/2 hour training video. The training is free, except for $12 for the Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual, if you already have the manual, then you must  bring it to the training. Family members can share one manual. Private Pesticide Applicator certification is valid for 5 years. To schedule a time to view the video contact the office at 660-646-0811 or


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