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Buchanan County is seeking an Office Assistant

We’re hiring! The Buchanan County Extension Council is seeking a professional, organized team player to serve as the office assistant for the Buchanan County Extension Office. Primary duties include front office reception which includes greeting walk-in customers and answering phones. For a full list of duties, please click the link below.  This is a full time position. Hours are typically 8-4:30 M-F with occasional evening and weekend work. Benefits include health, dental, vision, retirement, sick leave and vacation. To apply, please send cover letter, completed application (linked below), and three professional references via e-mail to buchananco@missouri.edu or via mail ATTN: Office Assistant, 4125 Mitchell Ave, St. Joseph, MO  64507.  Preference given to applications received by Monday, September 21.

Office Assistant Job Description

Office Assistant Application

MU Extension Job Opening, 4-H Youth Program Associate

MU Extension is seeking a applicants for the 4-H Youth Program Associate position, to serve the Buchanan County Area. This position will allow you to assist with the planning, management, and support of the 4-H Development Program. You can find out more about the job description, qualifications, and salary, and apply online at:

If you have questions contact the Buchanan County Office at 816-279-1691.


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 Buchanan County Extension office and watch a 2 hour training video. The training is free of charge with the exception of purchasing the Private Pesticide Applicator Training Reference Manual at a cost of $12. Family members can share one manual. Call the Buchanan County Extension office, 816-279-1691, to schedule your certification or renewal.

Test your soil for better lawns and gardens

Avoid excessive fertilizer use, and guard against nutrient loss. A soil test shows exactly how much lime and fertilizer a lawn or garden needs. Science-based, reliable analysis and unbiased recommendations let you escape hit-or-miss gardening and lawn care. Contact the Buchanan County Extension office today to find out how to collect a sample to bring in for analysis. The analysis is done at the University of Missouri Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory in Columbia at a cost of $13.

Missouri Cash Rental Rates for 2013

The Missouri Cash Rental Rates for 2013 are available now at http://agebb.missouri.edu/mgt/cashrent/index.htm or view the PDF guide.

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