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            Platte Pet Power: January 2015 resident enjoys Jade

            Platte Pet Power: January 2015 resident enjoys Jade

S.A.L.E (Small Acreage & Land Entrepreneurs) Conference

It's not too late to register for the Small Acreage & Land Entrepreneurs (S.A.L.E.) Conference located in St. Joseph, MO at the Missouri Western State University campus.  Early bird registration discount ends February 27.  Gain practical knowledge and explore the possibilities for your small acreage at this informative conference.  The S.A.L.E. Conference will be held March 7, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30p.m.  For more information, http://extension.missouri.edu/nodaway/SALEconference2015.aspx

Cooking Matters

March 11th through April 15th, Wednesday nights from 6-8 pm at the Riverside Community Center. 

A FREE Cooking Class! Learn how to prepare healthy, delicious meals and stretch your food dollars from trained cooking and nutrition professional Amy Vance.

Poultry Nutrition

March 5th, 6:30 p.m., Platte County Resource Center.  This is a free program.  Please call to register by March 2nd. 

For People with poultry flocks of all sizes or for those considering one; for youth and adults.  Presenter is Dr. Jeff Firman, MU Poultry Nutrition Specialist.  Topics he will cover: 

  • Basics about chicken industry
  • Layers vs broilers
  • Benefits/problems
  • Getting chicks started
  • Housing/Environment
  • Reproductive cycle
  • Egg cycle
  • Nutrition
  • Disease issues

2015 Kansas City Native Plant Sales

Nature Centers and other locations will be holding Native Plant Sales starting in March. View the information flyer (pdf) for dates, times, and locations. The Platte County Extension Office has Milkweed seeds for sale. Plant these seeds to attract Monarch Butterflies. The seeds are $1.00 per packet. Call the office, 270-2141 for more information.

Business Classes for 2015

Two classes to assist entrepreneurs in getting off to the right start are being offered by University Extension in cooperation with the Full Employment Council.  Classes are being offered in four locations. First Steps to Starting a Business is a 4-hour class that provides an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business. Basics of Writing a Business Plan is a 2-hour session designed for those who want to know how to create a business plan that will be a useful management tool for their business. For more details or to see if you qualify as a Missouri Dislocated Worker, contact Richard Zarate;  zarater@missouri.edu or 816-407-3496.  Information Flyer (PDF)

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.