Upcoming workshops and classes

For information on upcoming classes contact 573-686-8064.

Pesticide Applicator Training 

A grower can obtain a Private Applicator License by scheduling training through the University of Missouri Extension Center by call 573-686-8064 to arrange a time.  Training runs from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm by appointment.

Alzheimer's 101 

Alzheimer's 101 is a 1 hour session that talks about what is dementia and what is Alzheimer.  The class list and explains the 10 signs and symptoms of dementia.  You will learn what to do if you feel you may exhibit one or more signs.  What are the benefits of early detection.  Finally, what you can do to improve your brain health.  For more information contact us at the University of Missouri Extension Center by call 573-686-8064.  Training runs from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm every 4th Thursday of the month.  You must call to reserve a spot for the class.  There is a $10 registration fee for the program.

Cost: $10

Boost Your Brain and Memory 

Description: The class uses a whole-person approach that helps you form new habits to live a healthier lifestyle, remember things better, be more organized, pay closer attention and regulate your emotions. Each participant will receive a workbook including memory exercises, tips on nutrition and exercise, and summaries of evidence-based research on brain health. Developed by Mather's Life Institute.  The next class is scheduled for March 5, 2019 from 9 am - 11 am.  It is 4 - 2 hour sessions.  You can register by calling our office at 573-686-8064 or filling out the registration form, follow the link below, and returning it to our office with the registration fee.  March 1st is the deadline for the class, a minimum of 10 people will be required for the course.

Cost: $35

Registration form

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

One in five people will have a panic attack once in their lifetime. What would you do when this happens to a student, loved one, or church member? Attend the Youth Mental Health First Aid course to recognize symptoms of mental health problems, how to help, and how to guide youth to professional help.  University of Missouri Extension is sponsoring Mental Health First Aid training on Wednesday, March 6 in Poplar Bluff. The training will be held at the University of Missouri Extension Butler County office from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. The registration fee is $10, which includes lunch and a workbook. This course is POST certified for 8 interpersonal hours and CEUs are available for an additional charge.

For more information and to register contact the University of Missouri Extension Center at 573-686-8064.

So, what is an Extension Council and how can you get involved?

County extension councils

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. To get involved in Butler County contact the office at 573-686-8064.


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