On the cover

Cover image from the 2013 Annual Report

Left: MU Extension’s Fire and Rescue Training Institute conducts a swiftwater rescue course that prepares emergency response personnel to operate in moving water search and rescue incidents.

Top right: Hank Stelzer, MU Extension forestry specialist, shows how leaving the branch collar in place when pruning allows the tree to heal faster.

Bottom right: Megan Webb, left, MU Extension nutrition and health education specialist, coaches the Healthy U students in Sedalia through one of many exercises during class. Read more about how MU Extension is helping this community shed pounds and improve health.