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    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Where's Your Export Market?

    When:  Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    Where:  
    SBTDC Offices (located directly across the street from the U.S. Post Office main entrance)
    500 E. Walnut, Suite 103, Columbia MO map...

    Description:

    Key information for business owners seeking to expand sales into international markets. Join us for this hands-on, interactive session designed to provide insight and information on actions you can take to successfully identify, research and enter new international markets. Gain answers to the following questions . . .

    Key Session Topics:
    • Market Selection - It’s a big world out there, where does opportunity for my product lie?
    • Market Research - Are there sources of information that can help me in selecting a target market?
    • Market Entry Strategies - Market selection made, now what?

    Who Should Attend? Any business or sales staff member that is new-to-exporting; businesses that are currently exporting and want to explore new markets; or banks. Participants are invited to bring a laptop or iPad.

    Registration
    deadline:

    4/11/2014

    Cost:

    $0.00

    Facilitator:

    Olivia Gill, GillOS@missouri.edu
    The Connector
    phone: 573-884-4334




    Building Better Health Class (CCPS) (Session 5 of 40)

    When:  Tuesday, April 15, 2014, noon to 1 p.m.

    Where:  
    MU Extension Center
    201 West Wall, Harrisonville MO map...

    Description:

    This weekly class focuses on the basics of nutrition, food safety, and food budgeting.

    Registration:

    This class is open only to Cass County Recovery Court participants

    Cost:

    $0.00

    Facilitator:

    Susan Mills-Gray, Mills-GrayS@missouri.edu
    Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, MU Extension
    phone: 816-506-3338




    Intergenerational Science (Session 8 of 12)

    When:  Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    Where:  
    Boone Elementary School

    Description:

    Help youth learn and explore natural resources in Missouri. Missouri Master Naturalists will teach a variety of workshops about forest, fish, and wildlife resources with hands-on activities to engage youth learning and sharing.

    Cost:

    $0.00

    Facilitator:

    Susan Mills-Gray, Mills-GrayS@missouri.edu
    Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, MU Extension
    phone: 816-506-3338




    Healthy Lifestyle Initiative (Session 2 of 12)

    When:  Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Where:  
    Shelby County extension office
    106 East third, Shelbyville MO map...

    Session topic:

    Maintaining a healthy weight has many advantages. Good nutrition, exercise, and making healthy choices all plays a part in a healthy body. This program is not only a weight loss program, but helps participants put the knowledge into practice.

    Cost:

    $0.00

    Facilitator:

    Susan Mills-Gray, Mills-GrayS@missouri.edu
    Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, MU Extension
    phone: 816-506-3338




    Focus on Kids (Session 1 of 6)

    When:  Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Where:  
    Randolph County MU Extension conference room at 423 East Logan, Moberly, MO 65270. This is in the lower level of the Randolph County Health Department. Enter under the red metal awning going down the ramp at the southwest corner of the building. Drive East on Logan one block from Morley Street and park in parking lot on left.
    423 East Logan,, Moberly MO map...

    Description:

    This workshop is for parents currently going through a divorce or motion to modify. Current research about the five top strategies to assist your children through the divorce process will be presented. Six video clips will be viewed and discussed, critiquing what the parents in the vignettes did well, and not so well. The session will conclude with an evaluation of the program.

    Session topic:

    Focus on Kids is a workshop for divorcing parents. This month 2 women and 5 men attended the class. Research is presented, parenting plan is reviewed and six video clips are viewed and processed. The session closes with evaluation.

    Registration:

    Call Helen or Tom, at 660-269-9656 to register.

    Class size:

    20

    Event full:

    No

    Cost:

    $35.00

    Facilitator:

    Susan Mills-Gray, Mills-GrayS@missouri.edu
    Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, MU Extension
    phone: 816-506-3338




    Taking Care of YOU: Body-Mind-Spirit (Session 7 of 8)

    When:  Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    Where:  
    Unity Center of Columbia
    1600 W Broadway, Columbia MO map...

    Description:

    Good intentions to take care of yourself can be pushed out of reach by the demands on your time and attention. You may overextend yourself trying to meet the needs of others, face daily responsibilities or live up to expectations. These demands can lead to feeling stressed or burned out.

    Life is full of choices...and those choices affect the body, mind and spirit. The Taking Care of YOU program is designed to help you deal with life's stress, make wise choices and explore ways to live a healthier life.

    During this 8-week program you will learn practical strategies to help you deal with the stress in your life. Managing life's challenges in healthy ways allows you to take better care of yourself and your overall health. Each week you will explore topics through small group discussion, self-reflection and activities. You will learn ways to:
    - Become more aware of the mind-body connection and how to use this awareness for better health.
    - Develop habits that can lead to a healthier you.
    - Respond rather than react to the stress in your life.
    - Discover opportunities in life's challenges.
    - Find ways to bring more joy into your life.
    - Simplify your life.
    - Live more in the moment.

    Registration:

    To register or for more information, contact Vera Massey at 573-445-9792 or masseyv@missouri.edu
     more...

    Registration
    deadline:

    2/25/2014

    Class size:

    20

    Event full:

    No

    Cost:

    $35.00

    Facilitator:

    Susan Mills-Gray, Mills-GrayS@missouri.edu
    Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, MU Extension
    phone: 816-506-3338




    FastTrac - First Step (Session 17 of 24)

    When:  Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Where:  
    Macon County Economic Development
    410 N Missouri St Ste D, Macon MO map...

    Session topic:

    Gain more knowledge about making decisions that will protect them legally. Legal Structures and why I selected the form of business that I chose.

    Class size:

    10

    Event full:

    No

    Cost:

    $65.00
    The Alternative Fee is that you will receive the $65.00 in return if You complete the project.

    Facilitator:

    Susan Mills-Gray, Mills-GrayS@missouri.edu
    Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, MU Extension
    phone: 816-506-3338




    Chronic Disease Self-Management -- Springfield (Session 2 of 6)

    When:  Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Where:  
    Cox Surgery Center; CoxHealth
    Springfield MO

    Description:

    The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is a community-based program which assists participants in maintaining quality of life when faced with chronic medical conditions. The CDSMP is provided in two and a half hour sessions, once a week for six weeks, in community settings (e.g. senior centers, churches, libraries). People with different chronic health problems attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom deal with chronic diseases themselves. Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3) appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, and 6) how to evaluate new treatments. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

    Session topic:

    Session two: Making an action plan; Problem solving; Dealing with difficult emotions; physical activity and exercise; preventing falls

    Class size:

    18

    Event full:

    No

    Cost:

    $0.00

    Facilitator:

    Pamela Duitsman, duitsmanp@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Christian County
    phone: 417-581-3558




    Focus on Kids - Lafayette County (Session 10 of 12)

    When:  Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Where:  
    Lafayette County Extension Center
    14 East 19th Street, Higginsville MO map...

    Description:

    State-mandated program for area divorcing and never-married parents who have a court case. Co-parenting class to help parents learn to be civil and business-like for the sake of their children.

    Session topic:

    Co-parenting class for divorcing and never married parents.

    Registration:

    Call Lafayette county Extension Center at 660-584-3658 to register. Must pre-register one week in advance.

    Cost:

    $35.00

    Facilitator:

    Pamela Duitsman, duitsmanp@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Christian County
    phone: 417-581-3558




    Operation JumpStart (Session 11 of 12)

    When:  Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Where:  
    Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    920 Broadway, Cape Girardeau MO map...

    Description:

    Operation JumpStart is a hands-on training program designed to help aspiring and existing entrepreneurs determine the feasibility of their business ideas while building essential business planning and preparation skills. Participants will learn essential business planning and preparation skills such as product pricing, legal structure, competition, marketing and cash flow management.

    Session topic:

    Participants will gain more knowledge about where they can seek the money they need and will learn the tools to complete the feasibility plan

    Registration:

    Register by calling 573-651-2929 or by email - gervin@semo.edu

    Registration
    deadline:

    3/10/2014

    Cost:

    $0.00

    Facilitator:

    Pamela Duitsman, duitsmanp@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Christian County
    phone: 417-581-3558




    Home Food Preservation Series (Apr, 2014, Ridgeway) (Session 2 of 3)

    When:  Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Where:  
    Ridgeway School Kitchen/Cafeteria
    305 Main St, Ridgeway MO map...

    Description:

    Participants will receive hands on experience as well as the most current step by step recommendations for food preservation procedures (pressure canning, water bath canning, freezing and dehydrating).

    Session topic:

    Boiling Water Canning

    Registration:

    Contact 660.425.6434 for more information

    Registration
    deadline:

    3/31/2014

    Class size:

    15

    Event full:

    No

    Cost:

    $15.00
    Each session is $15. Register for individual classes or take all three.

    Facilitator:

    Pamela Duitsman, duitsmanp@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Christian County
    phone: 417-581-3558




    FastTrac GrowthVenture - Piedmont (Session 7 of 10)

    When:  Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Where:  
    Clearwater Middle School Library
    RT 4 Box 1004, Piedmont MO map...

    Description:

    FastTrac GrowthVenture helps existing entrepreneurs analyze their current business situation to identify the best opportunities for growth. Budgeting, sales strategies, management team roles, operational systems and business plan implementation are key areas of emphasis. The course also facilitates networking between entrepreneurs and professionals.

    Session topic:

    In this session, entrepreneurs will be examining their leadership styles and effectiveness and considering how their role has evolved as their business has grown.

    Registration:

    There is no fee for the class but registration is required. Funding for this opportunity was provided by the Delta Regional Authority. All participants will receive a textbook and handouts.

    Registration
    deadline:

    2/14/2014

    Class size:

    20

    Event full:

    No

    Cost:

    $0.00

    Facilitator:

    Pamela Duitsman, duitsmanp@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Christian County
    phone: 417-581-3558




    Tai Chi for Health (Session 2 of 6)

    When:  Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Where:  
    Southwood Elementary School
    Kansas City MO

    Description:

    Tai Chi for Health is an easy to learn and effective program to help build strength, improve balance to prevent falls, slow down the loss of bone density, and improve quality of life.

    Registration:

    University of Missouri Extension 816-252-5051

    Class size:

    10

    Event full:

    No

    Cost:

    $40.00

    Facilitator:

    Pamela Duitsman, duitsmanp@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Christian County
    phone: 417-581-3558




    Kirksville Area Master Gardener Meeting

    When:  Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Where:  
    Westside Greenhouse
    Osteopathy Street, Kirksville MO map...

    Description:

    Monthly meeting of the Kirksville Area Master Gardeners.

    Session topic:

    Monthly business meeting with a tour of a local greenhouse business.

    Cost:

    $0.00

    Facilitator:

    Jennifer Schutter, schutterjl@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Adair County
    phone: 660-665-9866




    Cedar County Extension Council Meetings (Session 10 of 12)

    When:  Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Where:  
    Cedar County Commissioners Room
    Cedar County Courthouse

    113 South St., Stockton MO map...

    Description:

    These are monthly extension council meetings in which we discuss MU Extension business in Cedar County.

    Session topic:

    Council Meeting

    Cost:

    $0.00

    Facilitator:

    Patrick Davis, DavisMP@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Cedar County
    phone: 417-276-3313