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Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

Missouri State Fair

When:  Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, 8 a.m. to Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, 5 p.m.

Where:  
Sedalia, MO
Missouri State Fairgrounds

Description:

Youth who have qualified exhibit their projects at the state level.

Session topic:

Youth exhibit their projects at the State level

Registration:

County Extension Office

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Brittany Nieder, NiederB@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Cass County
phone: 816/380-8460




QuickBooks for Your Business (Session 14 of 14)

When:  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where:  
Missouri State's Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development
405 N Jefferson Ave, Springfield MO map...

Description:

This powerful accounting system for businesses will enable you to track the progress of your company and at the same time allow you to focus on your business, not on being an accountant. QuickBooks® is a tool you can use to automate the tasks you will need to perform as a business owner to document and track the accounting activity of your existing business, or to set up a new business. This course will provide an opportunity for hands-on practice. more...

Session topic:

QuickBooks is a tool you can use to automate the tasks you will need to perform as a business owner to document and track the accounting activity of your existing business, or to set up a new business. It is designed for PC users only.

Registration:

Visit www.sbtdc.missouristate.edu or call 417-837-2617 more...

Class size:

12

Event full:

No

Cost:

$179.00

Facilitator:

Tara Horton, tarahorton@missouristate.edu
Missouri State University SBTDC
phone: 417/837-2617




Selling to the Government: The First Steps

When:  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 9 a.m. to noon

Where:  
St. Louis County Extension Office
10650 Gateway Blvd., Creve Couer MO , Saint Louis MO map...

Description:

The federal government awards more than $400 billion dollars in contracts annually to small business owners. Are you ready to market yourself to the world's largest customer? This three-hour seminar offers an overview of 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 services available to assist Missouri businesses in all aspects of government contracting.

Session topic:

The federal government awards over $400 billion dollars in contracts annually to small business owners. Are you ready to market yourself to the world’s largest customer? This 3-hour seminar offers an overview of the critical first steps.

Registration:

Pre-registration is required.

Cost:

$50.00

Facilitator:

Millie Miller-Hoover, millerhooverm@missouri.edu
MU Extension in St. Louis County
phone: 314/400-2115




Home Buyer Education / H.O.M.E

When:  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where:  
University of Missouri Extension Center - Kansas City River Market
105 E. 5th Street, Suite 200, Kansas City MO map...

Description:

First-time homebuyer education class for USDA Rural Development Mortgage clients.

Session topic:

First time home buyers education class for USDA Rural Development mortgage clients.

Registration:

Pre-registration required. Contact Marsha Alexander for details.

Registration
deadline:

8/13/2014

Cost:

$75.00

Facilitator:

Marsha Alexander, AlexanderM@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Jackson County - Kansas City
phone: (816) 482-5850




Missouri State Fair - Exhibitor Participation - Knox County (Session 1 of 2)

When:  Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, 9 a.m. to Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, 6 p.m.

Where:  
Missouri State Fairgrounds, Pettis County, Sedalia, Missouri
2503 W 16th St, Sedalia MO map...

Description:

Learning by Doing is the basis of 4-H work. Each year Knox County 4-H members between the ages of 8 and 18 do just that. 4-H members are selected at the county level to exhibit their projects in the 4-H Building at the Mo State Fair. Members exhibiting livestock at the state fair have raised and trained their project animal for exhibition.

Session topic:

Ten days of members' blue-ribbon exhibits, working and general demonstrations and specialty contests. For 2014 State Fair 4-H Bldg. stats, go to http://bengal.missouri.edu/~gillespiet/statefair2014/story.html and hover your mouse over the circles.

Registration:

July 1, 2014
4-H exhibitors must have their registrations submitted and fees paid by July 1, 2014.
Forms available at registration link or contact the Knox County MU Extension center at 660-397-2170 for hard copies of the registration forms. more...

Registration
deadline:

7/1/2014

Cost:

$0.00
See Missouri State Fair Premium Book at: www.mostatefair.com

Facilitator:

Tammy M. Gillespie, GillespieT@missouri.edu
4-H Center for Youth Development, MU Extension
phone: 573/882-3316




Missouri State Fair - Exhibitor Participation - Knox County (Session 2 of 2)

When:  Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, 9 a.m. to Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, 6 p.m.

Where:  
Missouri State Fairgrounds, Pettis County, Sedalia, Missouri
2503 W 16th St, Sedalia MO map...

Description:

Learning by Doing is the basis of 4-H work. Each year Knox County 4-H members between the ages of 8 and 18 do just that. 4-H members are selected at the county level to exhibit their projects in the 4-H Building at the Mo State Fair. Members exhibiting livestock at the state fair have raised and trained their project animal for exhibition.

Session topic:

4-H members enrolled in a livestock project, raise and train their animals for exhibition. Annually Knox county 4-H members and their project animals represent our county well at the Missouri State Fair.

Registration:

July 1, 2014
4-H exhibitors must have their registrations submitted and fees paid by July 1, 2014.
Forms available at registration link or contact the Knox County MU Extension center at 660-397-2170 for hard copies of the registration forms. more...

Registration
deadline:

7/1/2014

Cost:

$0.00
See Missouri State Fair Premium Book at: www.mostatefair.com

Facilitator:

Tammy M. Gillespie, GillespieT@missouri.edu
4-H Center for Youth Development, MU Extension
phone: 573/882-3316




I am Moving I am Learning (Session 3 of 9)

When:  Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 10 a.m. to Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 3 p.m.

Where:  
"I Can Too" and "Noah's Ark" Early Childhood Learning Centers
Salem MO

Description:

I am Moving I am Learning is in connection with First Lady Michelle Obama's healthy lifestyle initiative. The program is funded through Missouri Foundation for Health coordinated with Division of Health and Senior Services. MU Extension provides education and training for early childhood learning centers giving them coaching and guidance with required documentation and methods of a healthier learning environment.  more...

Session topic:

On-site observation to gain knowledge about the provider's nutrition and physical activity practices and to build relationships with provider's staff. Continue to assist with completing Action and Spending plans.

Registration:

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Cost:

$0.00
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Facilitator:

Camelia Younger, YoungerC@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Carter County
phone: 573/323-4418




Focus on Kids - Phelps

When:  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where:  
Phelps County Extension Office
200 N Main Street, Rolla MO map...

Description:

The purpose of Focus on Kids is to help parents learn how to nurture and support their children during and after separation and divorce.

Session topic:

The purpose of Focus on Kids is to help parents learn how to nurture and support their children during and after separation and divorce.

Registration:

To register for this class please call the Phelps County Extension Office at (573)458-6260.

Registration
deadline:

8/13/2014

Class size:

25

Event full:

No

Cost:

$30.00

Facilitator:

Chantae H. Alfred, alfredc@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Phelps County
phone: 573/458-6260




Fall Prevention -KLC (Session 21 of 33)

When:  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Where:  
Kingswood Senior Living
10000 Warnall, Kansas City MO map...

Description:

The Fall Prevention program helps participants learn to reduce fear of falling and exercise to increase strength, flexibility, and balance.


Registration:

816-942-0994

Class size:

10

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Nina Chen, ChenN@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Jackson County - Blue Springs
phone: (816) 252-5051




MU Extension/KOLR10 Television Interview "From the Ground Up" (Session 193 of 226)

When:  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where:  
KOLR10 Studio
Springfield MO

Description:

This live television program is intended to educate viewers on a wide range of topics related to gardening in the Ozarks. The KOLR10 meteorologist and others from KOLR10 television, Springfield, conduct the interview, which includes MU Extension horticulture specialists and others with gardening expertise. The program airs on Thursdays on the KOLR10 Midday Newscast, at 11:15am.

Session topic:

Fall Lawn Care

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Patrick Byers, byerspl@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Greene County
phone: 417/881-8909




Tai Chi for Arthritis-Kingswood (Session 26 of 39)

When:  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 11 a.m. to noon

Where:  
Kingswood Senior Living
10000 Warnall, Kansas City MO map...

Description:

Tai Chi for Arthritis is an easy and effective exercise class, integrating the mind and body, that improves flexibility, muscle strength and balance. The class is based on the Tai Chi for Arthritis program supported by the Arthritis Foundation of America.

Registration:

816-942-0994

Class size:

12

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Nina Chen, ChenN@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Jackson County - Blue Springs
phone: (816) 252-5051




Stay Strong, Stay Healthy II, North County Health Campus (Session 4 of 10)

When:  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, noon to 1 p.m.

Where:  
Community Room
6121 N Hanley Rd, Saint Louis MO map...

Description:

A strength training program for middle-aged and older adults. The programs goal is to improve health and quality of life. Exercise sessions to improve strength and balance include warm-up exercises, strengthening exercises and cool-down stretches. An orientation and pre-assessment precede nine weeks of exercise sessions, and the program concludes with a post-assessment.

Registration:

De’Lacey Robinson 314-615-8928

Class size:

20

Event full:

No

Cost:

$20.00
The fee is normally $40. The Discounted Fee is $20 per County employee. (Anthem will pay $20 per person. If you have the County’s insurance). Participants who attend 9 out of 10 classes and complete pre- and post-assessments will receive a $10 refund.

Facilitator:

Damaris Karanja, karanjad@missouri.edu
MU Extension in St. Louis County
phone: 314/400-7298




Strength and Balance Exercises for the Elderly (Session 26 of 37)

When:  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where:  
Kingswood Senior Living
10000 Wornall, Kansas City MO map...

Description:

The Strength and Balance Exercises for the Elderly program is to help frail seniors learn to improve their mobility and balance and reduce risk of falls. The program focuses on breathing, strength, stretch, coordination, and balance.

Class size:

15

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Nina Chen, ChenN@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Jackson County - Blue Springs
phone: (816) 252-5051




Warren County Farmers Market (Session 6 of 6)

When:  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Chris Merritt, merrittc@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Warren County
phone: 636/456-3444




Home Food Preservation Workshop Series - Perry County (Session 3 of 3)

When:  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where:  
Perry County Extension Office
321 N. Main St., Perryville MO map...

Description:

This series will provide researched and up to date methods for preserving food at home.

Session topic:

"Home Canning the Safe Way" - Pressure Canning Vegetables

Registration deadline for this session is August 8, 2014

Registration:

Pre-registration and payment is required in advance. To register, contact the Perry County Extension Office at 573-547-4504

Class size:

10

Event full:

No

Cost:

$15.00
$15.00 for a single sessions or $35.00 for all three sessions.

Facilitator:

Bethany Bachmann, bachmannb@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Perry County
phone: 573/547-4504




Grandparent Support Group (Session 1 of 5)

When:  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where:  
Cape Girardeau County Extension Center
684 W. Jackson Trail, Jackson MO map...

Description:

Grandparent Support Group meets monthly in Jackson, MO. The agenda includes: sharing, refreshments, and educational programming. Babysitting available upon request.

Session topic:

Family picnic

Class size:

10

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Mary Gosche, GoscheM@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Cape Girardeau County
phone: (573) 243-3581




Building the Ultimate Business Plan (Session 43 of 44)

When:  Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, 6 p.m. to Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 9 p.m.

Where:  
Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development
405 N Jefferson Ave, Springfield MO map...

Description:

Preparation is key to the success of any business venture. Whether you are starting a new business, growing an established business, or launching a new product or service, a solid business plan will prevent unexpected problems and help pave the way for a successful business venture. Learn how to utilize the “Ultimate Business Planner” software and companion workbook to aid you in the process of developing a solid business plan. This seminar provides an overview of the step-by-step approach to writing your plan and forecasting your financials. With the help of this course instruction and software, simplify the process of putting together your formal business plan with expert advice, tips and hints based on proven business practices.
• Defining the concept
• Understand how to research the feasibility
• Learn how to assess the industry, market and competition
• Focus on assembling a marketing plan/niche
• How to develop basic financial projections from marketing analysis
• Necessary components of the formal plan
• Learn successful writing techniques that appeal to lenders/investors
 more...

Session topic:

Using examples and worksheets, we will show you how to translate your ideas into a written plan. The seminars are on two consecutive nights lasting a total of 6 hours.

Registration:

Visit www.sbtdc.missouristate.edu or call 417-837-2617 more...

Cost:

$139.00
$139.00 and $99.00 for a second person from the same business

Facilitator:

Tara Horton, tarahorton@missouristate.edu
Missouri State University SBTDC
phone: 417/837-2617




Clinton Cool Cats 4-H Club (Session 10 of 12)

When:  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where:  
Clinton Methodist Church

Session topic:

Monthly Club Meeting

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Kim Hall, mehlk@umsystem.edu
MU Extension in Johnson County
phone: 660/747-3193




Starting a Small Business: The First Steps

When:  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
Cole County Extension Center
2436 Tanner Bridge Rd., Jefferson City MO map...

Description:

This three-hour offering will provide you with an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business. It is designed specifically for those who are thinking about a new business venture. Participants will assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, learn about the importance of planning, discuss legal and regulatory requirements and identify sources of funding. Enroll in both this class and The Basics of Writing a Business Plan and receive a $10 discount. more...

Cost:

$35.00

Facilitator:

Chris V. Thompson, ThompsonCV@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Cole County
phone: (573) 634-2824




Blackwater Bobcats 4-H Club Meeting (Session 4 of 12)

When:  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where:  
Enon Baptist Church in Holden

Description:

monthly 4-H club meetings

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Danee Douglas , douglascd@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Johnson County
phone: (660) 747-3193




Operation JumpStart (Session 4 of 8)

When:  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
920 Broadway St, Cape Girardeau MO map...

Description:

Operation JumpStart, a nationally-recognized, highly successful training model for individuals considering starting or expanding a business. Participants will learn essential business planning and preparation skills such as product pricing, legal structure, competition marketing and cash flow management

Session topic:

Operation JumpStart,highly successful training model for individuals considering starting or expanding a business.Participants will learn essential business planning & preparation skills such as product pricing,legal structure,competition,cash flow manage

Registration:

Register by emailing or calling Glenna Ervin at gervin@semo.edu or 573-651-2929 more...

Registration
deadline:

8/1/2014

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Glenna Ervin, gervin@semo.edu
Southeast Missouri State University SBTDC
phone: 573/986-6084




Food Preservation - salsa canning

When:  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where:  
Camdenton United Methodist Church
340 W US Highway 54, Camdenton MO map...

Description:

Each workshop will vary, but content will focus on one or more of these topics:
Preservation method to use for highest quality and safety in home preserved foods.
Solutions to common canning problems.
Hands-on experience with new recipes and sources of the latest research—each workshop will feature different
processes and use different produce (chosen by availability).

Session topic:

This class will focus on water bath canning of salsa.

Registration:

Please call the Camden County MU Extension Office at 573-346-2644 or email camdenco@missouri.edu.

Cost:

$15.00

Facilitator:

Melissa M. Bess, bessmm@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Camden County
phone: 573/346-2644




Building the Ultimate Business Plan (Session 1 of 43)

When:  Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, 6 p.m. to Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 9 p.m.

Where:  
Missouri State University's Robert W. Plaster Center
405 N Jefferson Ave, Springfield MO map...

Description:

Preparation is key to the success of any business venture. Whether you are starting a new business, growing an established business, or launching a new product or service, a solid business plan will prevent unexpected problems and help pave the way for a successful business venture. Learn how to utilize the “Ultimate Business Planner” software and companion workbook to aid you in the process of developing a solid business plan. This seminar provides an overview of the step-by-step approach to writing your plan and forecasting your financials. With the help of this course instruction and software, simplify the process of putting together your formal business plan with expert advice, tips and hints based on proven business practices.
• Defining the concept
• Understand how to research the feasibility
• Learn how to assess the industry, market and competition
• Focus on assembling a marketing plan/niche
• How to develop basic financial projections from marketing analysis
• Necessary components of the formal plan
• Learn successful writing techniques that appeal to lenders/investors
 more...

Session topic:

Using examples and worksheets, we will show you how to translate your ideas into a written plan. The seminars are on two consecutive nights lasting a total of 6 hours.

Registration:

Visit www.sbtdc.missouristate.edu or call 417-837-2617 more...

Cost:

$139.00
$139.00 and $99.00 for a second person from the same business

Facilitator:

Tara Horton, tarahorton@missouristate.edu
Missouri State University SBTDC
phone: 417/837-2617




Team Nutrition for Child Care (Session 5 of 9)

When:  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Where:  
Fair Grove - "The Little School" day care center
Fair Grove MO

Description:

The program director and staff from "The Little School" day care center will participate in the MOve Smart program. A program to encourage providers to incorporate more physical activity into their program plans. The program supports physical activity and the reduction of childhood obesity.

Session topic:

Classroom coaching of staff, coaching of the director, and observation

Registration:

In-house training

Class size:

15

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Renette Wardlow, WardlowR@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Greene County
phone: 417/881-8909