So, what is an Extension Council and how can you get involved?
In all 114 Missouri counties, an MU county extension council, of elected and appointed citizens, guides local educational programming. County council members are partners in the entire educational process, from needs assessment through program implementation and evaluation of outcomes.
Register now for the 2016 Labor Law Breakfast Series!
It's already December, which means that it’s time to register for the 2016 Labor Law Breakfast Series! The University of Missouri Extension is again sponsoring this series, where union officers and staff gather for a one-hour presentation by a local attorney or other speaker on topics of interest over breakfast. Register for the Annual Membership here. 2016 Annual Membership flyer (PDF)
Newly Released 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines focuses on the big picture with recommendations to help Americans make choices that add up to an overall healthy eating pattern. To build a healthy eating pattern, combine healthy choices from across all food groups—while paying attention to calorie limits, too.
Go to our Nutrition and Health page for more information.
Get the latest issue on safe food preservation here...
Congratulations to Gateway 4-H Club.
Members from the Gateway 4-H club took second place in both the programming and the robot skills challenges at a recent VEX competition. Their score of 111 for programming ranks them at 88th place in the world. The team will likely be awarded a spot at the state competition in February. Team members include Drachen Koester, Benjamin Brandt, Olivia Pfeiffer, Jessica Shaffer, and Kaleb Graves with Karen Brandt serving as the club leader.
The G.H.O.S.T. Project
An exciting new program for High School students.
A joint effort of our 4-H Youth Futures program and The Storytelling Festival, the masters of Storytelling will be holding unique workshops geared specifically for High School students. Find out more information here.
The Fundamentals of Selling to the Government-The First Steps
The federal government awards more than $500 billion dollars in contracts annually to small business owners. Are you ready to market yourself to the world’s largest customer?
Our office will be presenting four seminars on how to sell to the government. Each seminar will last three hours and will focus on the critical first steps to becoming a government contractor, how to identify opportunities and understanding the contracting process. The seminar will also cover MO PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center) services available to assist Missouri businesses in all aspects of government contracting. From 8/1/2014 thru 7/31/ 2015 MO PTAC assisted small businesses receive $487M worth of federal contracts.
Each seminar will be on a Thursday at our office at 10650 Gateway Blvd., Creve Coeur, 63132 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. The seminar dates are:
February 11, 2016 • March 10, 2016 • April 7, 2016 • May 12, 2016 • June 9, 2016 • July 7, 2016 • August 11, 2016 • September 8, 2016 • October 6, 2016 • November 10, 2016 • December 8, 2016
For more information, see flyer here.
MU Extension's Millie Miller-Hoover
Have you met our PTAC specialist, Millie Miller-Hoover? She's the person to talk to if your business— including small, disadvantaged and women-owned firms — needs assistance in obtaining federal, state and local government contracts. Her contact info is: 314-400-7378 or firstname.lastname@example.org! She's here to help! Find out more about what MO PTAC can offer your business...
MU Extension in St. Louis offers 4-H Robotics
Moving into a new space?
Watch MU Extension Housing Specialist, Kandace Fisher-McLean, instruct new renters/owners what to look for when moving into a new space.
MU Extension soil testing in St. Louis
MU Extension offers soil testing all year long. If you have any questions or would like more information, you can reach Nathan Brandt at 314-400-7388. See our Soil test flyer (PDF) for more details about sample size as well as drop-off locations. We look forward to seeing you!
Soil sample instructional video
Watch MU Extension Horticulture Specialist, Nathan Brandt, demonstrate the proper way to take a soil sample.
Green Cleaning Series with Kandace Fisher-McLean
Interested in crafting your own homemade cleaners? Contact Kandace Fisher-McLean for information on her Green Cleaning Series. Her class demonstrates making your own environmentally-friendly cleaners at home. All supplies will be provided. Craft your own cleaner, test it out and take it home! Fee: $15. Watch her create laundry detergent!
MU Extension offers health insurance education
Because of the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals, families and businesses will need to make decisions about their health insurance. As a nonpartisan entity, University of Missouri Extension provides education to ensure that you have the resources and skills you need to make informed health insurance decisions for yourself, your family and your business. Call the University of Missouri Extension Center in St. Louis County at 314-400-2115 -OR- Send an e-mail to email@example.com and include your name and phone number in the message.
MU Extension is providing this information to help Missouri residents make informed health insurance decisions by understanding options and responsibilities outlined in the Affordable Care Act. MU Extension
provides factual information on public policies such as the ACA. Learn more at our website: extension.missouri.edu/insure
MU Extension: earthquake preparedness
Preparing for the next damaging earthquake can help you and your family to survive and recover. The seven steps that follow include actions to keep you and your loved ones safe, reduce potential damage and recover quickly. By following them, countless casualties can be avoided and millions of dollars saved. Preparation is the key to surviving a disaster. You can start today by following these seven steps. Click here to view the flyer (PDF).
2014 Annual Report
Interested in how MU Extension served the St. Louis area in 2014? Check out our Annual Report (PDF).
Room rental in our office
Need a space for your next meeting? The MU Extension in St. Louis office has meeting rooms for rent! Please contact us for pricing and availability. Call 314-400-2115 or StLouisCo@missouri.edu.
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