Program Highlights

Upcoming Programs

Child Care Provider Training

Taney County MU Extension will be presenting four training sessions for child care providers and foster parents to help you get a jump start on your required training clock hours.  Each session will be three clock hours and are registered with Child Care Aware of Missouri.  Session are $15 per session/per person, which includes handouts and refreshments.  Sessions will be held at the White River Valley Electric Coop in their community room at 2449 East State Highway 76, Branson from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  

Sessions are:

  • Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 - Caregiver Tools: Care of Self and Identifying Stress
  • Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 - STEM in a Box: Stem Activities for Your Center
  • Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 - SHED - Helping Children Cope with Grief
  • Thursday, Nov. 19, 2017 - Kids and Self-Esteem

Registration form is on the attached brochure which also has descriptions of each class.  For more information please contact the Taney County MU Extension Center at 417-546-4431.

Brown Bag Lunch Garden Series

The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will be offering free workshops on the third Tuesday of the month again this year starting in April. Workshops will be held at noon in their demonstration gardens at the Taney County MU Extension office, 122 Felkins Avenue in Forsyth.  So pack you lunch and join them in the garden for casual informative programs!

Remaining program topics:

  • Tues., Aug. 15 - Dirty Dozen & Clean 15, presented by Marie Ewing, Master Gardener
  • Tues,, Sept. 19 - Trash to Treasure Garden Art, presented by Sherry Drinkall, Master Gardener
  • Tues., Oct. 17 - Local Gardens to Visit, presented by the Master Gardeners of the Ozark

See the attached flyer for more information on the individual workshops or call the Taney County MU Extension Center at 417-546-4431.

Fall Gardening Workshop

The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks present their 14th annual "Fall Gardening Workshop" on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Kimberling City.  Advanced registration is recommended.  Space is limited so register early!  Cost per person is $20 for sessions and lunch catered by Lilliee's Catering of Nixa.  Registration, vendor booths and continental breakfast opens at 8:30 a.m.  Workshop will run from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. 

Workshop topics:

  • Hostas and Other Perennial Companion Plants for the Shade
  • Eat Smart from the Garden
  • Autumn Gardening
  • Native Trees and Shrubs for Your Landscape

On-line registration is encouraged and available at or you can mail your registration to Stone County MU Extension, P.O. Box 345, Galena, MO 65656.  Registration form is on the attached program flyer.  For more information contact Stone County MU Extension at 417-357-6812.

Employee Training Programs

If your business regularly offers programs for employees, as part of ongoing professional development or as an employee incentive plan, these local University of Missouri Extension specialists can offer affordable research-based educational programming as part of our Missouri Training Institute (MTI) program.  For more information or to schedule classes contact Nellie Lamers at 417-546-4431 or lamersn@missouri.eduRead more Video Program Brochure (PDF)

Key Facts About myRA

Many people want to save, but haven't found an easy way to get started.  According to a 2015 Federal Reserve Report, 31 percent of non-retired people said they have not retirement savings or pension whatsoever.  The U.S. Department of the Treasury developed myRA to make it easy for people to start saving for the future.  Visit or the attached myRA fact sheet for information on who is eligible, how it works, how to start saving.

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