A bit of history…

Max Miller, retired 4-H state youth specialist, sent in an item providing a glimpse into the early years of University of Missouri Extension.

“My wife was researching in the Odessa Missouri Ledger and found the following article,” writes Max. “ I thought you might want to file it under ‘Dusting off the old ones.’”

From the Missouri Ledger, July 14, 1918:


An expert demonstrator in domestic economics will be at the service of the Women's Home Bureau of Lafayette Co. The County Court has appropriated $500 to be applied as part payment of the expense necessary to obtain her services. She is a government employee and her salary is paid by it, but it is estimated it will take a thousand dollars to pay the county expenses. The remaining $500 will be raised from 400 or 500 members. Headquarters will be at Higginsville as most central point.



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