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2018 4-H Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp @ Platte Ridge Park

June 19 - June 22nd,  8 am - 4 pm daily

Platte Ridge Park, 17130 MO-371, Platte City, MO 64079


Come for a fun, hands-on educational experience- Project in the Park.  Campers will explore STEAM, food, nature, animals, and service opportunities.  Each day will be different activities.  Summer Day Camp at Platte Ridge Park will be held on June 19-22 8am-4pm dailyOpen to 4-H and non 4-H youth! Snacks included. Bring a sack lunch.  Camp is sponsored by Urban Region 4-H Jr. Leaders, MU Extension, Platte County Farm Bureau, and Platte County Park and Rec.   Cost $10 per day or $30 for all 4 days.  Register by June 1st$40 late registration (after June 1). Campers must register by link below, 4-H members may register by logging into their 4-H account on 4honline.com.  Non-members must complete a health form, which will be sent email to registered participants after June 1st. For More Information Contact Jessie Furgins at 816-252-5051 or furnishj@missouri.edu 


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Free Gardening Classes

Classes are sponsored by St. Paul Community Garden and taught by MU Extension staff. Contact Sara at 816-356-6986 to register.


Monday, April 2: Summer Vegetable Gardening

Monday, April 16: Tomato Gardening Class

Thursday, April 26: Win Over Weeds with Mulch


All programs begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul Community Garden: 3601 S. Sterling Ave, Independence, MO 64052.


CLICK HERE to view the Promotional Flyer


Nutrition and Health Workshops

MU Extension in Jackson County offers a variety of free nutrition and health programs to benefit you and your organization. CLICK HERE to review an informational flyer and CLICK HERE for the registration form. For more information contact Lydia Kaume, PhD.,RDN. LD or Denise Sullivan, MS, CWP at 816-482-5850 or email at kaumel@missouri.edu or sullivand@missouri.edu 


Master Gardener Speaker's Bureau

The Master Gardener Speaker's Bureau offers a wide variety of topics to garden clubs, plant societies, adult education programs, and community groups. For more information please visit Master Gardener Speaker's Bureau

Flood-related resources from MU Extension

CLICK HERE to view the main resource page from MU Extension.  This link includes a variety of key resources that deal with flooding and water-damage.

A special Facebook page has been created to provide informative information for those affected by the flooding. Missouri Flood Info, http://www.facebook.com/MoFloodInfo, is a collaboration of state, federal and local agencies and organizations involved addressing flooding in Missouri, including the Partnership for Disaster Recovery. Managed by MU Extension.

Moisture, Mold, and Your Home

With all the rain affecting so many Missourians, water damage is, unfortunately, a reality from leaking roofs to flooding basements. If there are water issues, there may be mold in your home. Now with increased temperatures, humidity levels may also foster mold growth. Please consider these resources if you are affected by water or mold. For questions contact Dan Cash, Community Development Specialist at cashdr@missouri.edu or 816-482-5850.

Resources for Your Flooded Home: http://extension.missouri.edu/explorepdf/miscpubs/mp0904.pdf

EPA information on Mold and Moisture: http://www.epa.gov/mold/

New Services for Area Businesses Now Available

Missouri’s Small Business and Technology Development Centers (SBTDC) are transforming Missouri businesses by providing the right resources at the right time.  Missouri’s pipeline of entrepreneurs creates different needs as businesses advance through various stage of growth. Therefore, a full range of advisory services and educational programs have been put into place to boost virtually any business to its next level of growth. The Jackson County Center is already working with over 100 local entities through the free individualized counseling/coaching program.

The Jackson County Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is based within MU Extension’s offices at 1600 Coronado Drive in Blue Springs, Missouri.  (www.missouribusiness.net).

The SBTDC is part of a statewide network of service centers known as the Missouri Business Development Program working in conjunction with the US Small Business Administration. For more information including potential scholarships that may be available, call Jeff Samborski at 816-252-5051 or e-mail him at samborskij@missouri.edu.

Family Nutrition Education Programs

The Family Nutrition Education Programs (FNEP) bring the latest nutrition information to low-income Missourians. FNEP helps clients achieve lifelong health and fitness. Paraprofessional nutrition educators work with clients in schools and at agencies. Clients gain skills that pave the way for nutritional well-being and health. Programs include the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Family Nutrition Program (FNP). For more information on how to receive these FREE programs for youth, teens, adults, and seniors see our staff directory for contact information. http://extension.missouri.edu/fnep/mapregions/UrbanWest.htm