Welcome to Platte County

August 4-H Newsletter is posted on the 4-H Page.


2016 Platte County Extension Annual Report is here.


Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is a community-based
program which assists participants in maintaining quality of life when faced with chronic medical conditions. For more information go here.


Midwestern Beekeepers Association Fall Beginning Beekeeping Class
October 28, 2017
Fleming Park Meeting Hall, 21907 Woods Chapel Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015

The Midwestern Beekeepers Association will have a Fall Beginning Beekeeping Class. The featured presenter will be Robert Hughes of Jordy’s Honey. The Registration Fee is $55, which includes the class, lunch, and a one-year membership to Midwestern Beekeepers Association. Registration will begin at 8AM and the workshop will be from 9AM to 4PM. Beekeeping Suppliers will be on site. The class size is limited to 50 and you must be pre-registered. Registration is closed when class is filled or by October 21, 2017. To register, please visit Midwestern Beekeepers Association website at http://www.midwesternbeekeepers.org/to download a registration form. For more information, please call Bob Williams at 816-331-6634or Janice Britz at 816-419-1327.


Soil Testing

University of Missouri Extension Platte County will send out soil samples to the Soil and Testing Laboratory at MU. This is done on Wednesday of each week. Approximately 2 cups of soil is needed and can be brought in any container. Samples are $15.00 each.  The office only takes cash or check at this time.

Nutrition and Health Workshops

MU Extension in Jackson County offers a variety of free nutrition and health programs to benefit you and your organization. CLICK HERE to review an informational flyer or for more information contact Lydia Kaume, PhD.,RDN. LD or Denise Sullivan, MS, CWP at 816-482-5850.

Master Gardeners answer questions

The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City are available to answer your questions on lawn, flowers, trees, and gardening. Call 816-833-8733 (TREE) or email your question to mggkc.hotline@gmail.com.   

Check Out the Seasonal and Simple App

Seasonal and simple is a guide to help you find, select, store, and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables. The recipes use simple preparations and seasonings, so you can taste the goodness of a fruit or vegetable at the peak of its flavor. The great variety of colors, flavors and textures of fruits and vegetables makes eating them a pleasure.



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

Northland Grandfamilies

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.