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Labor Law Lunch Series

Making the Case: Tips for Preparing and Presenting Arbitration Cases

Does the thought of making an argument make you sweat? Do you feel unprepared to answer questions during arbitration? Are you an arbitration veteran looking to hone your skills? Regardless of experience, the Labor Law Lunch Series has some great tips for all parties engaging in the arbitration process. Please join us on Dec 4th, when veteran labor lawyer and arbitrator Doug Bonney joins us to provide tips on preparing and presenting labor arbitration cases. During the lunch, he will cover arbitrator selection, issue identification, witness and exhibit selection and preparation, opening statements, and evidentiary issues. Doug is prepared to answer your arbitration questions and he is willing to discuss arbitration advocacy. For More Information CLICK HERE

Curious About Food Preservation?

Our self-paced ONLINE COURSE provides research-based information to safely and successfully preserve food at home. Participants of all levels of food preservation experience are welcome, including individuals with little or no previous food preservation experience. Hands-on practice sessions will be offered this summer as a follow-up.

For more information, contact Denise Sullivan at or by calling 816-482-5850.

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 or 

Horse Nutrition 101 

Wanting to make sure your horses have adequate nutrition without breaking the bank? Come to this program sponsored by University of Missouri Extension. The program will cover establishing, grazing and managing forages by Pat Miller, University of Missouri Agronomy Specialist; focus on forage quality by David Hoffman, University of Missouri Livestock Specialist; and an overview of equine nutrition and strategies for grain selection by Marci Crosby, University of Missouri Equine Program Coordinator. The workshop will be held Wednesday, December 4, at 6 p.m. at the Jackson County Extension Center, 1600 NE Coronado Drive, Blue Springs. The cost per person is $25. Please register by going to or by calling (816)252-5051 by December 2. Please let us know at the time of registration if you have any special needs. Handouts and refreshments will be provided.

Hay School

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,, 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 or 816-482-5850.

Resources for Your Flooded Home:

EPA information on Mold and Moisture:

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.