HeartBeat Fall 2017 | Page 18

committed Kids in the Kitchen, a University of Missouri Extension class, was held in the St. Joseph Office. According to the Extension’s website, Kids in the Kitchen encourages young people to eat healthier meals and snacks as a result of hands-on cooking experiences. Participants learn to prepare simple, healthy foods they can make for themselves and their family members. DeEtta Murphy, FCS Financial Customer Support Team Leader in Marshall, shows a calf while volunteering at the Saline County Fair. Libby Tull of Macon is using the FCS Ag Youth Program to fund her 4H woodworking project to build cages and housing to raise sugar gliders. Once grown the gliders are sold as pets. Libby is interested in the genetic makeup of the animals. She has been accepted by the National Science Foundation to attend classes and is going to research what different genetic lines have on the temperament of the pets.