Welcome to Platte County

Mid-June 4-H Newsletter is posted on the 4-H Page. Read about the new changes to fair entries!

4-H Fair book is posted on the 4-H page!


Join the 2017 Market Farming Workshop "First Steps in Farm Business Planning". This workshop will be held Saturday, July 15 at City Bitty Farm. Information can be found here.




The Junior Livestock Show is returning to the Platte County Fair July 21-23.

For entry form go here.

Information on the Platte County 4-H Fair can be found on the 4-H subpage.


Garden N Grow is back for summer 2017 fun

Youth ages 9-13 are invited to join this educational program which blends positive youth development and academic learning with horticulture training and community service.

Students will plan, plant, and maintain their own garden plots. Guided by trained Master Gardeners, the development of the whole child is emphasized with a focus on team work. For more information go here.


2016 Platte County Extension Annual Report is here.


Master Gardeners answer questions

The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City are available to answer your questions on lawn, flowers, trees, and gardening. Call 816-833-8733 (TREE) or email your question to mggkc.hotline@gmail.com.   

Check Out the Seasonal and Simple App

Seasonal and simple is a guide to help you find, select, store, and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables. The recipes use simple preparations and seasonings, so you can taste the goodness of a fruit or vegetable at the peak of its flavor. The great variety of colors, flavors and textures of fruits and vegetables makes eating them a pleasure.



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

Northland Grandfamilies

Are you a grandparent raising grandchildren?  Based on the most recent census data, over 4,000 grandparents in the Northland are living with grandchildren under the age of 18.

If you or someone you know is a grandparent, aunt or uncle raising children get information and more details on the “Northland Grandfamilies” program.  View the information flyer (PDF) for general monthly support group meeting dates.