Diabetes Self Management class series -- September 9th thru October 14th - Richmond, MO - 1:00-3:30 pm

Living a healthy life with diabetes can be a daily challenger but we can make small changes to our routines, habits, and physical activities that will greatly reduce the burden!  

This free 6-week workshop focuses on making healthy food choices, increasing physical activity and exercising safely, prevent or delay diabetes complications,  how to communicate effectively with your health team, and developing an action plan to improve your health and well being.  Excellent for care givers also!   

Sessions will be held at the Eagleton Civic Center located at 1015 W Royle in Richmond, MO. To register, contact Allene Gremaud  (agremaud@missouri.edu) or call the Extension center at 776-6961. 


Quality for keeps - Food preservation series -- August 13 to September 10 - Eagleton Center, Richmond, MO 2-4 pm

Hands on experience with new recipes and sources of the latest research!  Each workshop features different processes and will use different produce (chosen on availability).   Course fee:  $20 per session

  • August 13 - Pressure Canning basics
  • August 20 - Salsa from your Garden
  • August 27 - Water bath Pickles
  • September 3 - Making Fantastic Jams and Jellies
  • September 10 - Freezing and dehydrating produce


Looking to engage in your community? Consider running for an Extension Council position!

The Ray County Extension Council is responsible for providing input for extension programs and for administering local extension funds.  If you are passionate about education and making a difference in your community, serving on the Extension Council would be a great experience for you!  If you would like to run for a position, contact a current member of the Council or call the Extension Center at 816-776-6961 to learn about the responsibilities of Extension Council members and the process of Council elections.  


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Private Pesticide Applicators Training

Individuals needing to obtain or renew their Private Pesticide Applicator certification for the purchase of restricted use pesticides may come into the Daviess-Caldwell University of Missouri Extension office and watch a 2 to 3 hour training video. The training is free, except for $12 for the Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual, if you already have the manual, then you will need to bring it to the training. Family members can share one manual. 

Private Pesticide Applicator certification is valid for 5 years, at which time the individual may renew their certification by attending another Private Pesticide Applicator Training session. If you already have an Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual, you must bring the manual with you to the training.

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MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in Ray County. We connect people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of our communities. MU Extension in Ray County is your one-stop source for practical education and information on almost anything.

MU Extension partners with the  Ray County Commissioners and other local organizations to provide education, information and services that meet people’s needs. The elected and appointed members of the Ray County Extension Council provide guidance in identifying those needs to ensure that our educational programs are relevant, reliable and responsive.

Whether it’s resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to explore our website, call or email to learn how we can help you.




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