Welcome to Platte County
Platte County Extension Office Hours
The Office in Platte County will have various open hours from April 20-May 6 due to vacations and travel of staff. Please call the office, 816-270-2141, prior to coming to the office. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Looking for Century Farms
2016 Missouri Century Farm applications are now available. Missouri Farm Bureau is continuing as a program sponsor and providing support for the cost of the first sign and personalization. Applicants will receive one certificate and one two-sided, 2-foot x 2-foot metal Century Farm sign (with MU and Missouri Farm Bureau logos and optional personalization) which is included in the $65.00 application fee. If applicants wish to purchase additional certificates and signs, they should refer to the order form on the application. You may also download the application until May 15 at http://extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm or here.
The Basics of Writing a Business Plan and The First Steps to Starting a Business
Interested in the topics above? Check out the flyer here to learn more and register.
A Matter of Balance
This is an eight week, two-hour session program taught by University of Missouri Extension Specialists. The sessions help participants learn how to view falls and the fear of falling as something controllable. For complete information click here.
Family Nutrition Education Programs
The Family Nutrition Education Programs (FNEP) bring the latest nutrition information to low-income Missourians. FNEP helps clients achieve lifelong health and fitness. Paraprofessional nutrition educators work with clients in schools and at agencies. Clients gain skills that pave the way for nutritional well-being and health. Programs include the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Family Nutrition Program (FNP). For more information on how to receive these FREE programs for youth, teens, adults, and seniors see our staff directory for contact information. http://extension.missouri.edu/fnep/mapregions/UrbanWest.htm
Saving Energy, Saving Money with Free Energy Products for Your Home
As a resident of Clay, Platte, or Jackson County, you are invited to a forthcoming workshop to focus on energy management strategies that can lead to monthly utility cost savings. Each workshop participant will receive a free kit of energy saving products that can be used in their home to reduce energy loss. Each kit is estimated to be worth approximately $50.00. During the workshop the products will be explained in detail as to how to best use them. For example, the kits will include two energy efficient light bulbs that can easily replace more energy wasting lamps. One of the questions consumers often ask is the anticipated energy savings of incandescent lamps versus compact fluorescent, and LED bulbs? This workshop will answer those questions and more.
Our energy bills can be a large monthly expense. Often a significant portion of that energy is wasted due to excessive infiltration, inadequate insulation, and poor product choices. The good news is there are many strategies that can be implemented inside and outside a home to improve energy efficiency. Learn more about your options to save home energy and reduce monthly utility costs. For details on forthcoming workshops contact Marsha Alexander, Urban West Region Housing and Environmental Design Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-482-5850.
Are you a grandparent raising grandchildren? Based on the most recent census data, over 4,000 grandparents in the Northland are living with grandchildren under the age of 18.
If you or someone you know is a grandparent, aunt or uncle raising children get information and more details on the “Northland Grandfamilies” program. View the information flyer (PDF) for general monthly support group meeting dates.