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Northland Ethnic Festival celebrates the diverse cultural heritages of our community

June 2014 4-H PresentationDay

2014 - 4-H Preentation Day

Understanding the Soil on Your Farm

Learn how to evaluate your own soils and determine the productivity and limitations through hands on exercises. The meeting will be held Thursday, July 31, at KCB Bank in Kearney Time is 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

Pre-registration is required to accurately provide training materials for the class. A $50.00 fee is required to cover the expenses. Pre-registration deadline is July 25. Reservations may be made by calling 816-776-6961.

For more information, contact Wayne Flanary at 660-446-3724 or Wyatt Miller at 816-776-6961. Regional Agronomists, University of Missouri Extension.


4-H Family Fun Event

Friday, August 29th, 6-8 p.m. at the Platte County Resource Center
The Family Fun Event (PDF) will feature games and contests for the whole family along with State Fair exhibits.  Meet 4-H families.  Learn about 4-H.

Quality for Keeps:  Food Preservation

Each workshop will vary, but content will focus on one or more of these topics: preservation method to use for highest quality and safety in home preserved foods; solutions to common canning, freezing and dehydration problems; Hands-on experience with new recipes and sources of the latest research—each workshop will feature different processes and use different produce (chosen by availability). Cost: Each Session is $20, Location: UM Extension Office, 105 E.5th St., Kansas City, MO 64106

  • Thursday, July 24, 6-8 p.m. Making Fantastic Jams & Jellies
  • Thursday, August 7, 6-8 p.m. Pressure Canning Summer Produce
  • Thursday, August 28, 6-8 p.m. Pickling Vegetables & Fruits
  • Thursday, September 18, 6-8 p.m. Pressure Canning Summer Produce

Classes are $20 each. Contact Angie Lanigan, lanigana@missouri.edu or Karen Elliott, elliottk@missouri.edu or 816-482-5850.

Mind Mapping from Extension Council

Platte County University of Missouri Extension Council looked at three educational themes developed for statewide programming in the next 2-3 years.    Please review and reply with your specific ideas or programs or locations or volunteer to work with council and staff to plan, develop and  implement.
MU Theme Area:   Educational  Attainment                     
  • Programs for 50+
  • Expand 4-H Conference on Global Careers to include K-12 schools around other areas than Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • Partnership with Higher Education to develop noncredit stackable classes that will lead to credit
  • Expand Character Council program to all county high schools
MU Theme area:  Environmental Concerns
  • Education on the economic and environmental value of a sustainable environment
  • Maintain and sustain ecosystems
Health Systems
  • Develop informational programs for seniors on benefits, health, finances resource package
  • Work with other agencies to develop health programs in underserved communities of Platte
  • Market existing programs like “field  to table or pantry’ or the value of eating, growing and preserving organic foods.

2014 Aerospace Camp at Missouri S&T

July 15-17th for youth ages 10-13

The 2014 Aerospace Camp is an exciting, action packed three day camp which will focus on what it takes to become an astronaut. 

Northland Grandfamilies

If you or someone you know is a grandparent, aunt or uncle raising children, then the Northland Grandfamilies (PDF) program may be of interest to you.    Meet with others like you in general monthly support group meetings.