Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Individuals who produce agricultural commodities are invited to attend the Private Pesticide Applicator training to be held Monday, February 8 at the Clay County University of Missouri Extension Center, Clay County Annex, 1901 NE 48th Street, Kansas City, MO. the training will begin at 9 a.m. and will satisfy the requirement to renew or obtain a Private Pesticide Applicators license, which is needed to purchase restricted use pesticides. Each participant must have a Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual in hand at the time of the training. Participants can bring their own manual or purchase one at the training session for $12. A complete list of regional training sessions is available here.  Contact the Clay County Extension office at 816-407-3490 to register to attend. There must be at least 5 participants to hold the training session.  

Northland Early Education Council Director's Lunch & Learn

Register to attend the first Lunch and Learn of the Year on Friday, February 26, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The topic, presented by Cathy Lancelotta, is "How to Discipline with Love, Respect and Responsibility" introducing participants to Dr. Becky Bailey's Conscious Discipline program. Learn how the connection between the brain and the heart guides behavior. Discuss the process for enhancing self-regulation and the importance of utilizing this approach with young children. Questions, contact Diana Milne, Human Development Specialist with University of Missouri Extension, (816) 407-3490 or  Flyer       Registration Form

Northland Grandfamilies

 Are you raising a grandchild or other relative?  Need support, information or resources?  Clay County Extension, the Clay County Senior Services, and the Platte County Senior Fund have developed a partnership to help those in just such a situation. If you or someone you know is a grandparent, aunt or uncle raising children, contact the Clay County Extension Center at 816-407-3490 for more details on the “Northland Grandfamilies” program.  View the information flyer (PDF) for general monthly support group meeting dates. For a current program flyer, contact 816-407-3490.

4-H Enrollment Continues

4-H clubs are still taking enrollment for the 2015-2016 year, but time is running out. Some projects have started, others will be beginning soon, volunteer leaders are signing up for what they want to lead, and members are excited to get started. Check out the Clay County 4-H website for a list of clubs, how to enroll, and lots of other information at  The first step is to contact the club leaders and decide what club to join. You will then go to 4HOnline where you will create a family profile. This is where you will register for the year, sign up for projects and so much more. More questions? Contact the Extension office at (816) 407-3490 or email Emily Reiersgaard at

Master Gardeners answer questions

The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City are available to answer your questions on lawn, flowers, trees, and gardening. Call 816-833-8733 (TREE) or email your question to  Questions will be answered as quickly as possible. Master Gardeners are on winter hours and will return messages left on voice mail as well as messages sent to their email on a weekly basis.