Welcome to Platte County

Platte County Extension wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The office will be closed December 22-26, 2014. We will be open for regular business on December 29, 2014.


Platte County Park Rangers Christmas Party

Three State Beef Conference

Things have really changed for beef producers over the last few years—markets, feed prices, and weather, just to name a few. Addressing some of the issues and opportunities in this current production environment is the upcoming Three-State Beef Conference (PDF), offered by university extension services in Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska on January 13, 14, and 15, 2015.

Cooking Matters® at the Store Tours

Want to save money at the store? Need some tasty and healthy recipes? Practice some buying and comparing skills and sharpen skills to help you stick to your budget. Tours are being held at Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, 5261 N Antioch Rd, Kansas City, Mo and at the Red-X, 2401 NW Platte Rd, Riverside, Mo. After the tour receive a free $10 grocery gift card, free workbook, and reusable grocery bag. (RED-X FLYER)  Questions, contact Amy Vance, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist to register for one of the four sessions being held in December. 816-407-3490 or vanceam@missouri.edu.

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.