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“Reaching Out Report” the Greene County Extension Newsletter 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, Mo. 65807 Email: * Tel: (417) 881-8909

January 2014 * Vol. 6, Issue 1

INSIDE THIS ISSUE Upcoming events … page 2 Pam Duitsman… page 3 Nutrition … pages 4 David Burton … pages 5 Patrick Byers … pages 6 4-H Report … page 7 Master Naturalists … page 7 Master Gardeners … pages 8 Donor Spotlight … page 9 Updated Friends list … page 10-11 Sponsors & Partners page 12

Online Event Calendar The most up-to-date list of reported upcoming MU Extension programs in Greene County is available online at

Calendar is visible on right side of page.

“The return on investment in Extension is sizeable and tangible in the quality of life and increase in property values that Extension programs touch. Sanford & Associates knows the importance of investing in our community and the people David Sanford that reside in it. We are very proud to be a corporate sponsor of Extension.” — David Sanford

Corporate Sponsor for Extension Sanford and Associates, a different type of CPA firm in Springfield, is a corporate sponsor of Greene County Extension for the second year. (Story on page 9). Learn more about the individual services provided online at At Sanford & Associates, the client is everything and the firm is committed to using leading technologies and 20+ years of experience to meet your accounting and financial needs. Located at1655 S. Enterprise Ave., Suite B-4, Springfield, MO 65804.

University of Missouri Extension provides equal opportunity to all participants in extension programs and activities, and for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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Selected Upcoming Extension Events in Greene County Business Development Classes

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy

Regular business classes are held at the Small Business Development and Technology Center, 405 North Jefferson Ave., Springfield. Assorted dates and topics. Register by calling 417-836-5685 or check online

This program is designed to help older adults Improve strength, flexibility and balance which will reduce falls and lead to a healthier, more active lifestyle. These exercises are low-impact/low eight. All needed equipment is provided during the class. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Call 881-8909. Age: Adults 50 and up Date: Every Mon.: Feb. 3 - April 14 Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fee: $40 per person

Gardening Programs The Master Gardeners maintain a busy program calendar as well and it can be accessed on the chapter website at

Garden Inspired Writing Retreat This program is for anyone who wants to be more creative whether you like journal writing, poetry, fiction, non-fiction or news writing. Bring your own writing tools. Meet in the Botanical Center Atrium. Sessions available in 2013: Feb. 6, March 6, April 3 and May 1 Time: 9 a.m. to noon Fee: $20 per person, per session Registration available online. Age: All ages

Farm Management for Women: Annie’s Project Starts March 3 A series of farm management courses designed for women – known as Annie’s Project –will be offered at University of Missouri Extension in Greene County starting March 3. The course should be of interest to women who want to learn how to run a farm as a business. The Annie’s Project course includes six evening classes on Mondays (March 3, 10, 17, 24, and April 7, 14). The classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave, Springfield, Mo. Class size will be limited to 25 women. To register, contact the Greene County Extension Center at 417-881-8909 or A registration flyer is also available online at

Master Gardener Training The Master Gardener sessions will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., starting Feb. 18 and running through April 1. The classes will be held at the Botanical Center, 2400 South Scenic, Springfield. A total of 13 three-hour sessions taught by trained professionals will cover horticulture principles and practices. Enrollment for the class is limited and there is a fee of $150 per person or $255 per couple to cover the costs of the program and materials. Contact Kelly McGowan at the MU Extension Center in Springfield at or (417) 881-8909. Two orientation sessions to be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28 and Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at the Botanical Center.

Blueberry School Registration for the 2014 Missouri Blueberry School (Feb. 21-22) is $50 per person ($35 for each additional person from the same family). For a registration packet, contact Kelly McGowan at 417-881-8909 or, or register online at blueberry/registration.aspx. For more information about the conference, go to or contact Patrick Byers at 417-881-8909 or

Program Calendar Online The most up-to-date list of reported upcoming MU Extension programs in Greene County is available online at Calendar visible on right side of page.

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Nutrition Specialist working with to bring a series of educational events to Greene County. Community Partners include: Healthy Living Alliance; CoxHealth; ANPAC; Regional Food Solutions; Food CORE; and the Ozark Regional Food Policy Council.

Health Insurance Education Initiative 

Pam offered workshops in Greene County in January for City of Springfield Retirees. Ninety-six (96) individuals attended these presentations this month. Attendees learn to make informed health insurance decisions, increase their knowledge and skills about health insurance, improve health-literacy, and increase their confidence in complying with the new health-care law (Affordable Care Act). Some of what participants gain:  Awareness – who is eligible for what, how to obtain insurance, etc.  General health insurance literacy  Unbiased pre-enrollment education for informed health insurance decisionmaking  Education on how to use the plan purchased  Connect Missourians with resources Pam is working with the SW MO community marketplace partnership to provide coordinated programing to reach audiences in Greene and surrounding counties.

Ozarks Regional Food Policy Council 

The ORFPC is a forum for representatives of the local food system, and provides a framework for addressing and providing solutions to issues such as food production, processing, distribution, consumption, and waste disposal. The group operates through a group of committees: Healthy People; Strong Communities; Sustainable Ecosystems; Thriving Local Economies; and Vibrant Farms. This month focused on analysis and reporting from the in-depth Food System Assessment we conducted in 2013; and next steps as ORFPC moves forward.

Local Food committee work: Economic Development through Local Food 


USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Grant: 

During January, Pam has completed a draft community toolkit to assist rural communities with developing Food Policy Councils; and also a toolkit to help rural communities reduce Food Insecurity. This work is being done in collaboration with five other states in the North Central Region of Cooperative Extension. These materials will be utilized in SW Missouri beginning in 2014.

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MU Extension Program Integration Health Systems core team work to provide Mental Health programming to county constituents. Healthy Lifestyle Initiative, Christian County Healthy Lifestyle Initiative, Lawrence County MU Extension team to develop on-line courses for senior citizens One-on-one community contacts and communication in January: Telephone; e-mail; office visits for consultation and advisement: 29

Coming in February: Stay Strong Stay Healthy 11-week course – This strength training class focuses on improving strength, flexibility and balance for middle-aged to senior adults. The class has been shown to promote a healthier, more active lifestyle, increase bone density, reduce falls, improve arthritis symptoms, and increase flexibility in middle-aged and older adults. The class will be held at the Botanical Center, and runs from February 3 through April 14.

Local Food as a Driver for Economic Development is the focus for a committee Pam is

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Sherwood Elementary School, 200 Kindergarten—3rd grade students weekly Shady Dell Early Childhood Center—65 Pre-K students Central Assembly Food Pantry—97 families Well of Life Food Pantry—240 families Republic WIC Clinic—25 clients


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Victory Mission Family Ministries Food Pantry – Display and Discussion about “Family Time – Active Time,” 125 Participants Republic WIC Clinic, lessons on “Plan, Shop, Save” 32 clients Began series of lessons at Willard South Elementary PK-4th grade – 405 students

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Jenni Nevatt Price Cutter: Eating Smart, Being Active, 7 Adults Reed Middle School, “Choices and Challenges” for 141 students in grades 6-8th.


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Willard WIC, Eating Smart, Being Active,13 families. Willard Food Pantry, Get Moving Display, 25 families. Pregnancy Care Center, Eating Smart, Being Active, 51 women and men. Hand Extended Food Pantry, Eating on A Budget Display, 42 families. Crosslines Food Pantry, Whole Grains Display, 1449 families. Southwest Mo. Indian Center, Discretionary Calories Display, 31 families. Ritter Springs Head Start, Let’s Read About Healthy Eating, 120 children

This is the third school year I have been able to offer nutrition lessons at Reed middle school. This year I was able to reach 141 students in 6th -8th grades. Although the Eating Smart class at Price Cutter Family Nutrition Education Program was rescheduled due to weather, 2160 W. Chesterfield Blvd. Suite F200 7 adults were still able to attend Chesterfield Village, Springfield, Mo. and learn how to choose low-fat Tel: 417-886-2059 and affordable protein foods. Call the office to inquire about nutrition education.

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Civic Communication Specialist and County Program Director ANNUAL REPORT FOR SALE Greene County Extension Annual Report for 2013 is now available for purchase on and INTERNSHIPS I am supervising four college students who are doing internships with Greene County Extension this spring. A list of projects our interns and volunteers are being asked to pursue can be found at http:// KEY PROGRAMS OR EVENTS  Internal reporting known as webapps. This is a complex and time consuming process that requires research and preparation.  CPD training on working with Commissions.  CPD phone conference about fall training.  National online conference about transition teams and workforce development.  National online conference about heritage tourism and cultural development.  Southwest Regional faculty meeting  Southwest Regional Council meeting  KOLR TV Spot  Volunteer fair at MSU  Speak to Southside Kiawanas NEW VIDEOS ADDED Check out the new videos added to our video channel at This includes several recent interview pieces thanks to a new program I now have access to called TVeyes. AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE MEETING— SOILS AND CROPS CONFERENCE For the first time in seven years, a committee of county residents met with me and the agronomy specialist serving our county to help plan out the soils and crops conference. This year’s event promises to have great topics and speakers. We hope attendance improves and that we are able to find the necessary corporate sponsorships to be able to provide some food for those in attendance. Tim Schnakenberg is the agronomy specialist getting this year’s event organized.

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BY THE NUMBERS (for the month)  News Service Subscribers: 9,455 weekly  Requests for advisement: 12  Regular weekly news columns: 14  TV/Radio Interviews –1 David Burton  Total articles written Civic communication this month – 37 COUNTY PROGRAM DIRECTOR DUTIES  Financial oversight, travel authorizations.  Park Board and County Commission mtgs.  Friends of Greene County Extension.  Met with campus marketing/media directors and council members to discuss possible 2014 projects and marketing improvements.  Expanded council committee list is an effort to expand volunteer help and programs.  Edited monthly “Reaching Out Report”  Updates to Greene County extension website  Working on three grant applications SOCIAL MEDIA REACH (December 2013) Individuals reached during this month via the regional extension social media tools: 156,897. BOOKS FOR SALE ONLINE The sale of four books: “History of Rural Schools in Greene County,” “Driving Tour of One-Room Schools in the Ozarks,” “Using Social Media in Disaster Recovery” and “Newswriting for the Non-Journalist” continue to generate funds. Search by title on or PUBLICATIONS ON DISTRIBLY.COM Program publications are available for purchase as PDF download on All proceeds benefit Greene County Extension. Look for Greene County Extension on or link directly from our home page.

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Horticulture Specialist Community Contact: TV and Radio  3 live interviews with KOLR10’s Chris Smith  4 radio interviews with Morris Westfall’s “Farm Page of the Air” Print media  Contributed to several articles and interviews Requests for information  Telephone contacts – 28 for advisement  Email contacts – 29 contacts  Office visits, professional contacts – 2 for consultation and advisement  Farm site visits – 1 for consultation and advisement Programs Presented:  “Irrigation System Maintenance,” Great Plains Growers Conference, St Joseph (1/9/14)  Spotted Wing Drosophila clinic, Great Plains Growers Conference, St Joseph (1/10/13)  “Updates with the Midwest Small Fruit Spray Guide,” Great Plains Growers Conference, St Joseph (1/11/14)  “Table Grape Cultivars,” Great Plains Growers Conference, St Joseph (1/11/13)  “Advanced Social Media for Farmers,” FMO/ KRAFT professional development for farmers series, Springfield (1/15/14)  “Elderberry: Production, Research Potential, and Challenges,” Upper Midwest Regional Fruit & Vegetable Growers Conference & Trade Show, St. Cloud, MN (1/16/14)  “Food Safety from Farm to Fork,” Food Safety Training, West Plains (1/22/14) Coordinated:  Raised bed garden Eagle Scout Project, LifeHouse Crisis Pregnancy Center, Springfield (1/2/14)  Master Gardeners of Greene County board meeting (1/12/13)  Master Gardeners of Greene County chapter meeting (1/14/14)  Farmers Park orchard work day (1/14/14)  Advanced Social Media, FMO/KRAFT Professional Development Series, Springfield

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(1/15/14) Springfield Plateau Master Naturalists chapter meeting (1/20/14) Horticulture soil test reports - recommendations and distribution for SW region – 11 reports during reporting period

Patrick Byers Horticulture

Participated in:  Epsilon Sigma Pi Global Experiences ISE (1/8/14)  Missouri State Horticultural Society board and annual meetings, St. Joseph (1/9/14)  Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District board meeting, Springfield (1/14/14)  Upper Midwest Regional Fruit & Vegetable Growers Conference & Trade Show, St. Cloud, MN (1/16-1/17/14)  SW Regional Faculty and Staff monthly meeting, Springfield (1/21/14)  SW Regional Ag Category meeting, Springfield (1/21/14) Upcoming programming  “Food Safety from Farm to Market,” Missouri State Farmers Market Association conference, Washington (1/24/14)  “Berry Opportunities for Produce Auctions,” Jamesport Produce Auction annual meeting, Jamesport (1/25/14)  2014 Master Gardener core training orientations, Springfield (1/28/14, 1/30/14)  “Food Safety from Farm to Market,” Farmers Market workshop, Eldorado Springs (2/1/14)  “Best Management Practices in the High Tunnel,” Farmers Market workshop, Eldorado Springs (2/1/14)  “Pruning Fruit Trees,” Lamar Farmers Market annual vendors meeting, Lamar (2/4/14)  Pruning workshop, LUC Boys Ranch, Lampe (2/5/14) Continued on next page

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4-H and Master Naturalists Report for Greene County BYERS, continued from previous page  Integrated Pest Management workshop, Lamar (2/12/14)  Adding Fruit to Your Farm workshop, Springfield (2/14/14)  Fruit Pruning workshop, Springfield (2/14/14)  “All About Tomatoes,” Spring Lawn and Garden Show, Springfield (2/15/14)  KRAFT fruit pruning workshop, Springfield (2/17/14)  Master Gardener Hotline Development meeting, Springfield (2/17/14)  Master Gardeners of Greene County core training (2/19-4/3/14)  Advanced Soils and Irrigation, FMO/KRAFT Professional Development Series, Springfield (2/19/14)

More About 4-H As the largest out-of-school youth organization in the world, 4-H is open to all boys and girls, ages 5 to18. Children who are five to seven years old are eligible for 4-H Clover Kids, an introductory program. Youths who are 8 to 18 years of age can select from a variety of 4-H projects and activities that stress social and life skills in areas such as decision making, communication, social interaction, civic responsibility and physical skills. Children do not have to live on a farm to join 4-H. Project opportunities include computers, robotics, foods and nutrition, horticulture, large and small animals and more. Missouri 4-H is University of Missouri Extension's youth development program. Learn more online.

Youth Find Their Voice at State 4-H Public Speaking Contest

The Missouri Master Naturalist Program results from a partnership created in 2004 between the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and MU Extension (MUE). These two organizations are the sponsors of the program at the state level. The Missouri Master Naturalist Program is recognized as a “named and branded” educational program within MU Extension. The MU School of Natural Resources is the academic home for the Program. Learn more or on the chapter blog

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Exactly 130 youth from 46 counties competed at the State 4-H Public Speaking Contest on September 21. Speakers ages 818 competed in one of five categories: prepared speaking, technology-assisted speaking, extemporaneous speaking, interpretation and public service announcement. It is often said that future success depends on the ability to communicate effectively. If this is true, the participants in the 2013 State Public Speaking Contest are certainly on track to accomplish great things. The contest takes those communication skills learned in county 4-H programs and develops them on a larger stage. "While competition is encouraged, it’s actually a means to an end," said Bradd Anderson, State 4-H Youth Specialist, who coordinates the event. “Trophies can be great motivators, but it’s really about the skills they develop while striving to accomplish that goal.” One 4-H member from Greene County placed at the event in the junior division of the “prepared speaking” category: Ashley Suter.

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Master Gardeners of Greene County Master Gardeners of Greene County Looking Forward to an Exciting Year in 2014 Master Gardeners of Greene County will be celebrating our 30th anniversary this year and are throwing around some ideas for a celebration. Stay tuned for more information!

The Master Gardener Program is a popular and successful statewide volunteer community-service organization administered through University of Missouri Extension. The organization’s goal is to train gardeners who are willing to share their knowledge with others. Master Gardeners become volunteers of University of Missouri Extension and donate hours for community educational projects in horticulture. Volunteer activities include working with non-profit organizations, maintaining community gardens, conducting workshops, participating in a Master Gardener speakers’ bureau and staffing the Master Gardener “Hotline.” The Master Gardeners of Greene County can boast of over 300 members. For more information visit the chapters website at

New Chapter Officers The new year is also starting with a new group of officers for the Master Gardener chapter. Missy Sanford will be serving as new president. George Deatz will continue as vice-president, Dellene Nelson will be serving as treasurer and Gail Wright as secretary. This is a great group of enthusiastic people who will be great leaders for our Master Gardener organization!

New Training Begins New member training begins on Feb. 18 and goes through April 1. There will be two orientation sessions for prospective new members on Jan. 28th and Jan. 30th. If interested in signing up for one of these, call the Greene County Extension Office at 417-881-8909 or email

Master Gardener Hotline

Upcoming Events 

Feb. 14-16 Lawn and Garden Show

Feb. 24 MoGarden Series begins

Feb. 24-April 28 Potting Shed University

The Master Gardener hotline will open on March 3rd for 2014. It is open Monday– Friday and is located at the Botanical Center in Springfield. The hotline volunteers answer around 2000 gardening questions per year. People call, email, stop by, and bring in samples. It is a great resource for the community! Master Gardener Hotline Chair, Pat Ware

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Kelly McGowan Horticulture Educator University of Missouri Extension

April 26– 16th Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale 

May 17– 7th Annual Young Sprouts in the Garden

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Donor Spotlight

Sanford and Associates—Corporate Sponsor for Two Years would be impossible or so costly, it would By George Deatz not be available to all income levels,” said The Greene County Extension CounSanford. “The return on investment in Excil thanks Sanford & Associates, Certified tension is sizeable and tangible in the quality Public Accountants, for being an important of life and increase in property values that Friends of Greene County Extension corpoExtension programs touch. Sanford & Assorate level sponsor in 2013 and again in 2014. Without the continued support of corporaciates knows the importance of investing in tions and individuals the services providour community and the people that reside in ed by University of Missouri Extension it. We are very proud to be a corporate Greene County would have to be reduced further than what has already been lost over the sponsor of Extension.” Learn more about the services they propast few years due to county funding cuts. vide from their website http:// When asked why Sanford & Associates is At Sanford & Aswilling to provide annual financial support to sociates, the client is everything. That’s why Greene County Extension, the reply from the firm is committed to using leading techowner David Sanford was quick. nologies and 20+ years of experience to "The Greene County Extension Center is meet your accounting and financial needs. a hardworking organization benefitting the “We’ll always be available if you have Ozarks through education. With budget cuts a question. We pride ourselves on listening a continual threat, we at Sanford & Associto and understanding your goals to ensure ates understand these programs are a real your success and provide the best service,” asset and one of the many reasons we need said Sanford. “It’s the personal attention, to make an annual donation,” said David. Sanford and Associates recognizes that commitment, and energy we bring to each thousands of volunteer hours are spent educatclient relationship that sets us apart. When you work with Sanford & Associates, ing community members about real challengwe assign an account manager to work dies and needs individuals face on a daily basis. rectly with you and ensure that every step of Programs range from: budgeting and personal the planning and implementation process are finance and small business classes, health and designed specifically to meet your accountwellness, family and relationship advice and ing and financial needs.” even self-sustaining programs to teach the imSanford & Associates is proudly rooted portance of community through gardening. “We recognize that hunSanford & Associates in southwest Missouri and has dreds of thousands of dollars’ 1655 S. Enterprise Ave., been offering a wide range of tax and accounting services to meet worth of direct services to our Suite B-4 community will be lost, if MU Springfield, MO 65804 the unique needs of a diverse client base since 1997. pulls the Extension from our arphone (417) 886-2220 ea. To replace these services Online at

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Donation period runs from October 1 to Sept. 30

2014 Contributors to “Friends of Greene County Extension” Corporate Level Sanford & Associates

Patron Level William & Virginia Darr George Deatz Friends of the Garden Ann Hall Joe Jenkins

Sponsor Level Greater Ozarks Hosta Society RDW Family & Community Fund Jim & Nancy Tucker Contributor Level Carl Allison David & Stacey Burton Ramona Burton Marla Calico Dr. Greenthumb/Greg Peterson Family Gaylen & Dedra Jones Jack Kaiser Ryan Lawn & Tree Jody & Barbara Norman Randall & Linda Sheridan Springfield Watergarden Society

Friends Level Glenn & Beverly Blake Shelby Bradley Alice Counts Bob Cirtin Billie Sue Fuller Mary Gallagher James Garton David & Linda Hall Avis Holloway Richard & Yvonne Jarvis

Jeff Jones Pauline Marsh Steve & Marlu McElhany Dellene Nelson Ronald & Sue Carroll Terry Lee & Julie Viorel Chris & Colette Wilbers

Associate Level Jodie Adams Cindy Arrowood Mr./Mrs. David Bailey Robert & Jana Belk Mardell Bontrager Keith & Malia Bucher Carr Stock Farms, LLC Kim Chaffin Steven Counts Kathleen Goff Douglas Green Fred & Elaine Hamburg Harrison Farm Dulcinea Fisher-Smith William Hosman Rita Johnson Bob & Barbara Kipfer Dorothy Miller Frieda Morris Edie Nelson Albert Niewald Gladys O’Dell Minuen Odom Cathy & Alex Primm Crystal Quade H. James Roper Second Wind Companies Stewart Farm Elizabeth & Paul Taylor Randy Underwood Leslie Wilde

Total Cash Contributed: $15,729

Donation period for our “annual fund” year runs from October 1 to Sept. 30.

2013 Contributors to “Friends of Greene County Extension” Corporate Level Sanford & Assoc. CPA

Friends Level

Carl Allison Clydette Alsup Egbers Master Gardeners of Judy Averett Greene County Lisa & John Bakerink The Beauty Shop Meyer Mark & Renae Communications— Bernskoetter KWTO and KTXR Judith Bradley American Business Ramona Burton Systems Donna Carney Carr Stock Farms, LLC Sunshine Valley Farm Bob Childress — Jan and Robert & Brenda Cirtin Michael Wooten Debbie & Stephen Benefactor Level Collins Greene County Soil & Charles Edmonson Water ConservaBillie Sue Fuller tion District Board James Garton Dr. Greenthumb of Patron Level Springfield LLC Harold Bender David Hall Major and Marthe Marjorie Harris Close Debi Hunget Jack Crabb Richard Jarvis George Deatz Joe Jenkins Sharon DeRubis Jeffrey Jones Gaylen and Deborah Sponsor Level Jones Anonymous Dr. Douglas Jones David & Stacey Burton Mary Joplin David & Nancy Ann Kynion Chambers Peter Longley Home Pride Inc. Darlene Nave Jack Kaiser Dellene Nelson Old Missouri Bank / Larry Nelson Billy Claiborn Nosegay Garden Club — Yvette Platz Contributor Level Larry & Nancy O'Reilly Harold Bengsch Barbara Parker Joyce Brown Ryan & Kelly Patterson Marla Calico Carolyn Schirmer Linda Deatz Howard Schwartz Dalen & Pam Duitsman Sheryl Shaefer Ann Hall Jim Shelledy Main Street Feeds Mike Sidebottom Darrell & Danette Paula Vinson Proctor David & Glenda Welde Race Brothers Farm Leslie Wilde Supply Gail Wright

Partner Level Anonymous Dan Cardwell Robert Crankshaw Mr. and Mrs. Rex Conway Fraley Dayle Enderson Rae Ann Feemster Barbara Kipfer James Mauldin Frieda Morris Albert & Nancy Niewald Betty Shook Patsy Spindler Mr. & Mrs. Randy Underwood Paula Vinson Rebecca Willis Wannagetta Pizza

Associate Level Doris Adams Marilyn Anderson Ted Anderson Cynthia Arrowood Jennifer Baldwin Diann Barth Julia Boyce Malia Bucher Pat Buton Wanda Bumgarner Sherry Clifton Steven Counts/DPI Printing Oscar Cross Barbara Dickensheet George Freeman Patsy Fry Rob & Brenda Funkhouser Cindy Garner James Garton Don & Sandy Garoutte Dorothy Hilton Avis Holloway

Roberta Jones Kenny Knauer Sandra Letson Dewayne Long Karen McDonald Fred & Dorothy Miller Lisa Munkatchy Edie Nelson Ruth PenaherreraNorton Stephen & Tana Pulles Crystal Ramos Kathryn Redman Reva Roberson Wanda Simpkins Mike & Dianne Six Jeanie Skibiski Kathryn Steinhoff Carol Stephenson Paul Taylor Gene Thomas Patricia Tursi Charles Wallace Alan & Pat Ware John & Lorri Winters A. Lee Worman Circle B Ranch Echigo Farm Fassnight Creek Farm Farm Road 168 Happy Mouth Foods Katiemade Breads Landers Meats Mockingbird Gardens Ozark Natural Foods Quickley Produce Farm Sunny Lane Farms Sassie Sharons Terrell Creek Farm Urban Roots Farm Yang Family Farm Williams Creek Winery Mother's Brewery

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County Commission meetings: 1 and 3 Mondays of month; confirm agenda and meeting at Commission building, Springfield, at 9:30 a.m. Park Board Meetings: Second Friday of each month at 8:30 a.m. Call 864-1049 to confirm location of meeting. 4-H Leader’s Council Meetings: 3rd Thursday of each month (except July) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2852 S Dayton Ave, Springfield. Master Gardeners of Greene County— board meeting: First Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at the Botanical Center. Master Naturalists Board Meetings: The board meets at 5:30 p.m. at the MDC regional office, on the second Wednesday of the month. Master Gardeners of Greene County-membership meeting: Second Tuesday each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Botanical Center. Greene County Farm Bureau — Second Monday of the month at Farm Bureau 2530 S Campbell Ave, Springfield. Starts at 7:30 p.m.

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Sanford and Associates, CPA, Springfield, Mo.: (417) 886-2220, Master Gardeners of Greene County: Meyer Communications, KWTO 560 AM / KTXR 101.3 FM: (417) 862-3751, American Business Systems, Springfield, Mo.: (417) 866-5083, Sunshine Valley Farm, 8125 E State Highway AD, Rogersville, ph (417) 753-2698 Springfield-Greene County Park Board, Ph 417-864-1049,

Can I Help? Lorri can help customers with material needs, soil tests or program registrations. Contact her at the Greene County Extension Center, (417) 881-8909. Lorri Winters joined Extension in 2005.

Lorri Winters Office Manager

Greene County Extension Office located inside the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, Mo. 65807 Tel: (417) 881-8909 Fax (417) 823-4818 Office hours: Monday - Friday * 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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January 2014 - Reaching Out Report  

This is the official monthly newsletter of Greene County Extension located in Springfield, Mo. The Reaching Out Report showcases the work of...