Eating Smart, Being Active

Eating Smart-Being Active offers research-based information about nutrition, physical activity, food safety and making the most of your food dollars.  It s a FREE program provided by the University of Missouri Extension Family Nutrition Education Programs.  Interactive lesson focus on simple messages related to food, nutrition and tips for feeding you family.  Lessons include free food tastings and items that reinforce lesson topics.  A certificate of completion will also be awarded at the end of the program.  The lesson topics include Get Moving, Plan, Shop, $ave, Fruits and Veggies: Half Your Plate, Make Half Your Grains Whole, Build Strong Bones,Go Lean with Protein, Make a Change, and Celebrate! Eat Smart & Be Active.  For more information please see the flyer or call 660-457-3469. 

Eating Smart, Being Active Flyer (pdf)

Succession. Estate and Retirement program for farm and small business scheduled for February 2016 in Novinger and Moberly


University of Missouri Extension will reach out to surrounding counties and local communities to help farm families, individuals and businesses with succession, estate and retirement planning.


The program called Your Farm, Your Business, Your Future consists of four workshops held on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 9:00 PM February 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2016 at the Adair County R-1 School High School, 600 Rombauer, Novinger; and Moberly Area Technical Center, 101 College Ave, Room 37, Moberly.


A team of University of Missouri Extension Specialists with extensive technical backgrounds and a Missouri probate judge will be giving presentations and leading activities. This class is designed to help owners of farms and small businesses to begin creating a plan for transferring a farm or business to the next generation, as well as, addressing the many issues involved with estate and retirement planning. Topics such as: setting goals, assessing a farm’s or business’s strengths and weaknesses, the probate process in Missouri, estate planning tools, calculating retirement needs and more will be covered.


Pre-registration is required by 5:00 Friday, January 29. Please call Sara at the University of Missouri Extension Center of Schuyler County: 660-457-3469. The cost is $120 per individual, couples $180. The cost includes an educational handbook with case study examples, forms for planning, developing financial statements and recordkeeping. A light dinner is provided.


For more information, contact Darla Campbell, Agriculture Business Specialist, by calling 660-457-3469 or emailing her at


Your Farm, Your Business, Your Future brochure (pdf)


Private Pesticide Applicator Training Sessions to be held in the area

Putnam County, February 3, Unionville, 2:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m., Old Soldiers Room, Courthouse

Sullivan County, February 8, Milan, 2:00 p.m., USDA Office, 23487 Eclipse Drive

Sullivan County, February 10, Milan, 10:00 a.m., USDA Office, 23487 Eclipse Drive

Schuyler County, February 10, Lancaster, 2:00 p.m., Assembly Room, Courthouse

Adair County, February 17, Kirksville, 2:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m., Adair County Extension Center, 503 E Northtown Road

Linn County, February 24, Linneus, 2:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m., Forage Systems Research Center, 21262 Genoa Road


For more information contact Valerie Tate, Regional Agronomy Specialist by email at or call 660-895-5123.