Get your taxes completed for free
MU Extension is offering Free Tax Preparation (PDF) at various locations throughout Kansas City.
S.A.L.E. - Small Acreage and Land Entrepreneurs Conference
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 9 am to 3:30 pm at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO
Gain practical knowledge and explore the possibilities for your small acreage at this informative Small Acreage and Land Entrepreneur Conference.
4-H Conference on Global Careers
March 13-14, 2014 - Registration due February 1st
Park Hill and Platte County R3 High School Character Councils are collaborative efforts with Platte County 4-H. The focus is avoiding prejudice and stereotyping, respect differences and work as a team. Teen leaders implement 4-H/Extension provided teaching activities in 6th grade classes. Application forms are in the counselor's office at respective schools or can be obtained through our website. A limit of 5-7 teams of 3 serve as Character Council leaders each school year.
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
- 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
University of Missouri Extension- Kansas City Office Winter Calendar of Events
Eat Well, Be Well With Diabetes
A program designed for people with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes and their family members. Class provides practical information and skills needed to self-manage diabetes and promote health. Participants will learn about the basics of type 2 diabetes and blood sugar, how to understand food labels to make better dietary choices, and meal planning with carbohydrate counting.
Cost is $10. Location: UM Extension Office, 105 E. 5th St., KCMO 64106 (across from the City Market). Contact: Angie Lanigan at email@example.com or at 816-482-5850. Scheduled session 1: Wednesdays, February 19th and 26th and March 5th and 12th from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.
Growing and Cooking Vegetables in Your Garden
Practical tips for growing vegetables you can plant in cool weather. Storage information and new ideas for preparation will also be shared. Class will include sampling of these vegetables. To register for this class please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . Register at 816-482-5850.
Cost: Each Session is $10, Location: UM Extension Office, 105 E.5th St., Kansas City, MO 64106
Thursday March 13, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Topic: Growing, Storing, and Preparing Cole Crops
Thursday April 10, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Topic: Growing, Storing, and Preparing Tomatoes and Peppers
Thursday May 8, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Topic: Growing, Storing, and Preparing Green Beans
Missouri Century Farm
The 2014 Missouri Century Farm applications are available until May 15th.
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.
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.
Master Gardeners answer questions
The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City answer questions on gardens, flowers, trees and anything having to do with urban horticulture. Call 816-833-8733 (TREE).