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Upcoming Events:

Lincoln University Cooperative Extension (LUCE) presents The Afterschool Program Monday, January 14, 2013 through Friday, May 10, 2013. Afterschool Program students will enjoy a safe, stimulating environment and have fun while learning, during activities in: health and fitness, poetry and music, money management, robotics, and photography. The program will be held weekly, Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 pm on the Lincoln University campus. The program is open to youth ages 8-17. Transportation to the program will be available from selected schools. Registration: Monday, January 7 through Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at 900 Chestnut, Room 100 Allen Hall, Lincoln University. For more information, contact Adrian Hendricks II, Regional Educator, LUCE Central Missouri Youth Development, phone: (573) 681-5523, email:

Lincoln University Cooperative Extension St. Louis Urban Impact Center is offering FREE TAX PREPARATION, Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., January 26, February 2, 9, 16, and 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2013. If household income for 2012 was less than $51,000, tax return can be prepared and electronically-filed at no cost to tax payer. For more information, stop by SLUIC, 9041 Riverview Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63147, call (314) 867-4915, email:

Back to Nature, the Charms, and Uses of Indigenous Flora: 2013 Series of native plants training classes with hands-on activities sponsored by Lincoln University Native Plants Program. Classes will be offered in Room 100 Allen Hall, 900 Chestnut Street, Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO or at the Martin Community Center, 1985 South Odell, Marshall, MO and Nicholas Beazley Aviation Museum. Cost $5.00 or $10.00 per class or $25.00 for the whole series. Advanced registration is encouraged. Space is limited. Visit our Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Native Plants Program webpage for more information.

Alternative Energy Production and Utilization on Farms Workshop, Monday, March 18 through Wednesday, March 20, 2013, George Washington Carver Farm, 3804 Bald Hill Road, Jefferson City, MO 65101. There is no registration fee, pre-registration is required by Friday, March 8, 2013. Transportation, food, and lodging will be covered for Missouri residents. Non-Missouri participants will be responsible for their lodging and transportation expenses. For more information and registration contact Cindy Thompson, c/o Lincoln University Cooperative Research, 110 Foster Hall, 904 Chestnut Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101, (573) 681-5967, email: or click here for brochure.

Southwest Missouri Sheep and Goat Conference, Saturday, March 23, 2013, McDonald County Fairgrounds, 100 Mustang Lane (near intersection of Hwy 76 and 71B and adjacent to the high school), Anderson, MO. Pre-register before March 19 for $10 per person with lunch. Simply mail your registration information to the Newton County Extension Center, Smith Hall (Crowder College), 601 Laclede Avenue, Neosho, MO 64850. Registration is $15 at the door on the day of the event.

Southern Missouri Sheep and Goat Conference, Saturday, April 6, 2013, West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis Street, West Plains, MO 65775. Topics: Intro to sheep and goats: Interactive session, Profit with sheep and goats, Why hair sheep. Panel of producers: How to maximize profits with sheep and goats, Facilities and fencing for sheep and goats, Diseases of sheep and goats. Call Howell CO Extension to register: (417) 256-2391 $10 Registration fee includes free lunch. Registration from 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; meeting until 3 pm.

Southwest Missouri Sheep and Goat Fitting and Showmanship Clinic, Saturday, April 13, 2013, Double Down Arena, 5585 West Belle Center Road (near junction of Hwy JJ or MO P), Joplin, MO. $5 pre-registration fee; $10 at the door. Registration is from 8:45 to 9:30, program goes until 3 pm. Top showmen from Missouri and Oklahoma will be assisting with the clinic. Both breeding and market animals will be discussed but emphasis will be placed on market animals. Hair sheep, wool sheep, meat goats, and dairy goats will be available for viewing in fitted condition. Topics:
  • Marketing: buying and selling your animals
  • Selection
  • Ethics and Show Me Quality Assurance
  • Feeding and body condition scoring, acidosis, poisonous plants
  • Diseases, including sore mouth and fungus
  • Foot trimming and hoof care
  • Vaccination and deworming
  • Facilities and equipment
  • Ask the vet—discussion
  • Display and explanation of fitted breeding animals
  • Fitting including clipping and shearing
  • Getting ready for the show
  • Showmanship
  • Practice showmanship
  • Final Show: Showmanship and behavior in the show ring with judge and youth exhibitors.

    Evaluation, awarding of SMQA certificates, and door prizes

    Contact Newton County Extension Center at (417) 455-9500 or email to register or for more information.

    Lincoln University Cooperative Extension presents 2013 Farmers' Market on Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, April 20 - October 26 and Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., June 6 - August 29, 2013 at the Community Garden of Dickinson Research Center, 1219 Chestnut Street (corner of Leslie Blvd. and Chestnut Street, Jefferson City, Missouri. For more information, please contact Maggie Hopper, phone: (573) 681-5493, email:

    Alternative Ag Day, Thursday, May 30, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Alan T. Busby Farm. Registration for event is free; $5 fee for dinner. Topics of discussion will include: silvopasture, solar energy, multispecies grazing, integrated pest management, organic blueberry production, composting, native prairie development, hydroponic sprouting of cereal grains, and FINCA establishment. For more information and registration, please contact Chris Boeckmann, email:, office (573) 635-2063, cell (573) 619-2914.

    LUCE Kansas City Urban Impact Center hosts its 8th Annual Leadership Camp, Monday, June 3 - Thursday, July 25, 2013, 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Come and Enjoy computers, reading, music, speakers, fitness, nutrition, gardening, field trips and more! No cost to participants ages 8 to 16. For more information and to register, contact Keverick Wilson, (816) 841-3958, email, or visit our LUCE Kansas City Urban Impact Center webpage.

    LUCE Sprouts & Roots will host Sprouts and Roots Summer Camp, Monday, June 17 - Thursday, June 2013 or Monday, July 29 - Thursday, August 1, 2013, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Lincoln University Dickinson Research Center, 1219 Chestnut Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Come be a Sprout and join our gardening camp for 4th - 8th graders! You will have fun learning gardening, cooking, and crafts through group activities! Learn about nutrition and health benefits along the way. The camps will include: garden basics, garden projects, native wildflowers and fruits, cooking classes, outdoor games, nature crafts, and more! Register for either week by June 10th to ensure a place. For more information contact Emily Young, email: or call: (573) 681-5581.

    Thank you for visiting LUCE News Flash! Please check back frequently as news that impacts all of us develops.


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    Lincoln University Cooperative Extension
    Paula J. Carter Center on Minority Health and Aging (PJCCMHA)
    900 Leslie Boulevard
    Lorenzo J. Greene Hall, Suite A
    Jefferson City, MO  65101

    Phone: (573) 681-5530
    Fax: (573) 681-5534