Platte County

We bring Mizzou to Platte County.

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The following information will direct you to the right department:

  • Horticulture questions, contact the Master Gardeners hotline at 816-833-8733 or our specialist, Dr. Todd Higgins, at 816-279-1691
  • Agronomy questions, contact our specialist Wayne Flanary at 913-220-3670.
  • Livestock questions, contact our specialist, Amie Schleicher at 660-744-6231.
  • 4-H Youth Development, Community Clubs, contact our Educator, Dylan Newman at 816-886-7374
  • 4-H Youth Development, In and Afterschool Clubs, contact our specialist Justin Strickland at 913-203-9564.
  • 4-H Youth Development, School Enrichment, contact our specialist Shianna Burgett
  • Health and Nutrition, contact our specialist, Elizabeth McGinley, at 816-407-3490
  • Community Development and Arts, contact our specialist, Elena Stephenson at 816-252-5051

MU Extension

Through a network of county offices, the University of Missouri solves problems and engages with communities across all 114 counties and the City of St. Louis.

MU faculty, staff and elected council members, who live in your community, work with you to identify local interests and issues and then offer relevant programming and resources to meet the unique needs of you and your community.

Our job is to partner with communities to find solutions with credible, science-based information that will help you:

  • Grow safe and healthy food
  • Build and grow profitable businesses
  • Improve your health and relationships
  • Increase agricultural production
  • Update professional training in business, health and safety
  • Engage youth as valued, contributing citizens

Explore the MU Extension website and Platte County pages to discover how MU Extension can enhance your life.

MU Extension jobs
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Fall 2024 Master Gardener Training - Platte County

In-person training with weekly sessions from Aug. 12-Dec. 2, 2024 at the Mid-Continent Library-Platte City Branch.

2702 NW Prairie View Rd
Platte City, MO 64079

Office hours

Monday and Tuesday 10:00-4:00. Soil questions and samples can be brought in during this time.


The office of MU Extension in Platte County is located at the Mid-Continent Library, Platte City.