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On May 6, 2014, the University of Missouri and the Columbia Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of the Family Impact Center. The Family Impact Center provides lifelong education to improve the quality of life of individuals in the Columbia community and houses University of Missouri Extension programs in areas such as nutrition, fitness and financial planning, among others, to best address unmet needs.

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Seth Ritter of Lexington learned how to print posters on letterpress printers at MU Extension’s Summers @ Mizzou arts camp in Columbia. Ritter has been a participant in the Lexington Community Arts Pilot Project in Lexington, Mo. The Community Arts Program engages students, faculty and local citizens in creating vibrant communities that support a thriving economy through the arts. The program builds on existing community assets, connects to public issues, includes broad participation and partner perspectives, and develops effective youth and adult leadership through education and training.

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Brent Myers, a professor and MU Extension plant pathology specialist, speaks during the 2014 Field Days. Field days give farmers insight into ongoing research that can help them address emerging pest problems, respond to and recover from droughts and floods, and learn about the latest in technology that can help improve their operations.