Upcoming Programs

Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program (5-part series)

Are you a crafter, an artist or collector?  Would you like to learn more about Etsy's e-commerce platform and have the opportunity to earn additional income while doing the things you love?  Missouri State University's Small Business & Technology Development (SBTDC) in partnership with the University of Missouri Extension in Taney County will present an "Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program (5-part series) on Tuesdays starting September 18 through October 16, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the OTC Table Rock Campus in Hollister.  

The Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship program is an immersive 5-lesson curriculum that provides creative entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills to start an Etsy business and earn supplemental income through their craft.  The classes will be taught by a seasoned, local Etsy seller and students will learn how to set up their own Etsy microbusiness.  Program flyer

Etsy 5-Part Program Dates & Topics:

  • Tues., Sept. 18, 2018 - Becoming an Entrepreneur on Etsy
  • Tues., Sept. 25, 2018 - Building a Craft Brand and Getting Found in Search
  • Tues., Oct. 2, 2018 - Business Logistics
  • Tues., Oct. 9, 2018 - Photography Techniques
  • Tues., Oct. 16, 2018 - Strategies for Growth

The program sessions are free to attend, but you must pre-register online at www.sbtdc.missouristate.edu/etsy, or by calling the MSU SBTDC office at 417-837-2617Please bring your laptop computer.

Child Care Provider Training Sessions

The Taney County University of Missouri Extension will be offering a series of four workshops this fall to address the training requirements for childcare and foster care providers.  The workshops will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the White River Valley Electric Cooperative community room located at 2449 East State Highway 76 in Branson on August 9, September 13, October 11 and November 15, 2018.  These sessions are registered through Child Care Aware of Missouri and each session counts towards 3 training hours.  Classes are $15 per session, and include handouts and refreshments.  For more information check out the attached brochure.  

Session topics:

  • Session 1: Understanding Yourself and Others, Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Session 2: Living & Working with Diversity, Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • Session 3: Boost Your Brain - Part 1, Thursday, October 11, 2018
  • Session 4: Boost Your Brain - Part 2, Thursday, November 15, 2018

To register please complete registration form on the attached brochure and mail registration fee to the Taney County MU Extension Center, P.O. Box 598, Forsyth, MO 65653 or call the extension center at 417-546-4431.  

Brown Back Lunch Gardening Series 2018

The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will be presenting their 'Brown Bag Lunch' Gardening Series again this year.  Workshops will be held in the Master Gardener Demonstration garden behind the Taney County MU Extension Center at 122 Felkins Avenue in Forsyth.  Programs are held the third Tuesday of each month at noon.  Pack your lunch and join them in their garden setting for casual informative programs.  

  • Tuesday, April 17 - Companion Planting presented by Cathy Wolven, Master Gardener
  • Tuesday, May 15 - Up-cycle for Home and Garden by Marie Ewing, Master Gardener
  • Tuesday, June 19 - Garden Plants for Hot Weather, Marsha Whitley, Cedar Creek Nursery
  • Tuesday, July 17 - All About Herbs, Maggie Shanks & Norma Ross, Master Gardeners
  • Tuesday, Aug. 21 - Edible Flowers, Marie Ewing, Master Gardener
  • Tuesday, Sept. 18 - Tried & True Plants for the Ozarks, Melissa Jenkins, Cedarbrook Gardener Center

Classes are free and open to everyone as part of community education sponsored by the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks, volunteers with the University of Missouri Extension.  See attached flyer for more information on the sessions.  For further information contact the Taney County MU Extension center at 417-546-4431 or email taneyco@missouri.edu.



Master Gardeners of the Ozarks State Conference

Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will host the 2018 Missouri Master Gardener State Conference on September 28, 29, & 30, 2018.  This conference will be held at the Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Conference Center, Branson Missouri. More information will be posted when available.

Do you need an answer?

The faculty and staff of the Taney county extension center are available to assist you with research-based information on a variety of topics.  If you can't find what you are looking for on our website, give us a call at 417-546-4431 or send an email to taneyco@missouri.edu.