Welcome to Platte County

Check out the 4-H page for news and happenings. January newsletter is there

Platte County currently looking for Extension Council Members

Currently, the University of Missouri Extension Council of Platte County is seeking nominations and/or applications to serve on the county Extension Council for a two-year term beginning February 2018. Qualified candidates must reside in Platte County, be 18 years of age, and agree to accept the responsibilities of council membership. This is an elected position. An election will be held in January  2018.

As representatives of all Platte County residents, Extension Council members are in the best position to discover what local citizens want and need from Missouri’s land-grant university. MU Extension professionals and council members, acting as the “front door” to the University of Missouri, help connect residents with pertinent and useful MU Extension educational programs and services.. Together, MU Extension faculty and local citizens shape the MU Extension programs in Platte County to enhance the local quality of life.

The county council meets on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m at the Platte County Resource Center.  The Extension Council seeks and promotes a diverse membership. The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity/ADA institution.

For a Consent to be Nominated form or to learn more about Platte County Extension Council involvement, contact the county program director, Cory Creed at creedca@missouri.edu or 816-270-2141. Consent Forms are due Wednesday, January 10th by 5pm.


Understanding the ABCs of USDA Programs-A free workshop for beginning Farmers and Ranchers will be held on February 7, 2018 at the Platte County Resource Center. For more information click here.


GROW YOUR FARM, Tools for Beginning & Established Farmers, is a 8 week session program that includes 2 farm tours. Beginning February 28, 2018 through April 18, 2018. More information and registration can be found here.


Private Pesticide Applicator Training will be held at the Platte County Resource Center on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Call the office, 816-270-2141, if your license will expire in 2018.


2016 Platte County Extension Annual Report is here.


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.


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.