Northwest Missouri Regional Director's Office

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Northwest Missouri counties

Ag update meetings

The University of Missouri Agricultural Extension staff will be presenting a series of meetings for area growers and livestock producers beginning January 15 until February 13 throughout the region. This is also an opportune time to obtain or renew Private Applicators License. You may check the website for a scheduled meeting in your area.

Small acreage and land entrepreneur conference -- save the date

March 7, 2015, marks the second annual S.A.L.E conference held at Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph.  For details go to Nodaway County Extension Center website.

Job vacancies - apply now

The positions below are 12-month academic positions.  Appointment may be made as non-tenure track ranked (NTT), depending on University approval of the academic credentials and qualifications of the successful candidate.

Family Financial Education Specialist in Andrew County - new job posting

This position is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs in financial literacy, money management, estate planning, food resource management, debt management and consumer issues for low income audiences.

Human Environmental Sciences Extension programs promote optimal well-being of individuals, families and communities, with special recognition for the needs of vulnerable populations. Family Financial Education Specialists make a positive difference in the financial well-being of Missourians.

To learn more about the Family Financial Education Specialist position and to apply, go to University of Missouri Extension Career opportunities, Regional Family Financial Education Specialist, Andrew County, NW Region, Job Opening ID 15408.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Actions/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer

Ag Specialist, Livingston County

As an ag specialist, this person is  responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating agricultural business educational programs in the support of crop and forage production, livestock production and overall production agriculture. Topics may include, but not limited to, farm leases, tax management, basic estate planning, alternative crops and livestock, marketing and other emerging issues faced by producers and land owners within the assigned area. In addition, apply knowledge related to general agricultural in the counties served.

The Livingston County position is headquartered in Chillicothe, Missouri and primarily serves Livingston, Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy and Mercer counties in Northwest with additional coverage as needed

Go to  http://extension.missouri.edu/about/jobs.aspx  Job Opening ID #14718 for a complete overview of the position and to apply. 

An Equal Opportunity/Access/affirmative Actions/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer

Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, Buchanan County

A Nutrition and Health Education Specialist is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs in nutrition, health, food safety, food resource management, and physical activity promotion education for low income audiences.

Human Environmental Sciences Extension program promote optimal well-being of individuals, families and communities, with special recognition for the needs of vulnerable populations. Nutrition and health education specialists improve dietary quality, increase physical activity, manage chronic diseases and reduce overweight, obesity and healthcare costs for Missourians.

For more information and to apply, go to Regional Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, Buchanan County NW Region, Job opening ID 11655.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Actions/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer

Community arts specialist, Lafayette County

This position is responsible for providing leadership, development and coordination of the community arts pilot project in Lexington, MO with expansion to other communities as identified. In collaboration with the State Community Arts Specialist, develop community arts projects that engage the MU arts faculty and students, local communities, and MU Extension faculty, staff and volunteers.

The Community Arts program works collaboratively with MU Arts Departments and Missouri communities to promote community arts as a recognized and valued strategy for economic development, create capacity for community arts development, build community leaders skills and capabilities, and add value through engagement with communities.

For details and to apply online, go to Community Arts Specialist, Lexington, MO/NW Region, Job opening ID 14195.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Actions/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer

Business Development position in Carroll County

The Business Development Specialist position will be headquartered in Carrollton, Missouri and primarily serve Carroll, Ray, Lafayette and Saline counties in the Northwest region with additional coverage as needed.

Primary purpose of this position is to transform Missouri business and industry through education, technical service and collaboration by working with small to medium size companies to improve bottom-line performance. Plan, implement and evaluate business programs and services utilizing research-based knowledge in business growth, strategic planning, technology development, government contracting, marketing, management, finance, capital formation, operations, human resources, business start-up and business growth/sustainability, as well as other timely business related topics to assist existing and new entrepreneurs.

For details and to apply online, go to Business Development Specialist, Carroll County NW Region,  Job Opening ID #11622.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Actions/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer

Build your Board

Build your Board is an online training program created for non profit board members by University of Missouri Extension community development specialists. For more information and to register for the course go to http://extension.missouri.edu/nonprofit/build-your-board.aspx.

Websites offer free climate data

Farmers have a new set of free tools to help them make crop decisions.

Ray Massey, MU Extension agricultural economist, and Pat Guinan, climatologist for MU Extension Commercial Agriculture, are collaborating with participants across the nation to make information easily available.

The websites are important because access to historical climate data helps farm operations that depend on favorable temperatures and precipitation patterns, Massey says. He and Guinan recently presented the information at MU’s Crop Management Conference in Columbia.  Find addresses and explore details on more than a dozen climate-oriented websites.


Community emergency management resources

MU Extension has resources available for emergency management. The resources cover a wide range of disasters. There is information available on how to prepare for a disaster, what to do in a disaster and the recovery.  Do you have a family disaster plan in place?  Make sure you and your family have a supply of safe drinking water after a disaster.

St. Joseph Weather Station — Real time

MU Extension in the Northwest Region is on Facebook.  Look at what's going on and programs that are offered.

Northwest Region Regional Office
706 S. Woodbine Rd., Suite A
St. Joseph, MO 64507
Phone: 816-279-6064
Fax: 816-279-0096
Email: nwrd@missouri.edu
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