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The Cooper County Extension Center can provide you with research-based information in the areas of agriculture, business and the workforce, children and teens, community development, environmental quality, family life, farm management, financial education, home and garden, horticulture and nutrition and health. 

Cooper County Extension Council Election will be January 12-23, 2015

Each year an election is conducted to elect members to the Cooper County University of Missouri Extension Council.  This is an opportunity for Cooper County citizens to influence the educational programs and services University of Missouri Extension provides in Cooper County.

The Cooper County Council consists of nine elected and five appointed members.  Members serve two-year terms, with half of the terms ending each year.

Cooper County has two election districts.  District One includes all Cooper County citizens of voting age that live within a Boonville 65233 zip code OR a Blackwater 65322 zip code.  District Two includes all Cooper County citizens of voting age that live within any Cooper County zip code EXCEPT 65233 or 65233.  You MUST vote in the district that you live in. 

District One citizens may vote for three candidates.  District Two citizens may vote for one candidate.  Any ballot that has more than the allowed candidates selected will be disqualified.  To view bio info for each candidate please click here for District One candidates and click here for District Two candidate.

Beginning on Monday, January 12, election ballots will become available.  There will be a link on this web page titled “Council Elections – voting open” to the left of this screen.  Ballots will be available through January 23, 2015.  

You may request a paper ballot by phone by calling 660-882-5661 with your name and address and a ballot will be mailed to you. 

All online and paper ballots must received by the Cooper County University Extension Center by 4:30 p.m. Friday. January 23, 2015.

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Cooper County Extension Council information

Cooper County's Extension Council partners with the land-grant university to provide high-quality education and research-based information for Cooper County residents. Current council members are listed on the County extension council page. For in-depth resources, the County council information page archives council meeting minutes and offers details on meeting dates, policies and committees, as well as the history of extension in Cooper County.

J. Milton Turner, An American Hero

Readers of all ages will enjoy J. Milton Turner, An American Hero.  This 8 1/2 x 11, well written, beautifully illustrated, four color, hard cover book covers the life of James Milton Turner, a towering figure in advancing human rights, especially in the state of Missouri.

Dedicating his entire life to freedom, equality and the value of a good education, It also pays homage to Turner, a man who founded  22 schools in Missouri and who fought tirelessly his entire life for freedom and equality.  At the end of the book, the author has added a series of questions meant to encourage additional learning and discussions about and the time in which he lived.  The book also includes a glossary of terms for students to refer to as they read the book.  Click here to view video news report.

The book is available for sale at the Cooper County University of Missouri Extension Center.  If you have any questions, please contact Todd Lorenz at 660-882-5661 or by email at lorenzt@missouri.edu

Cooper County Extension 100th Anniversary Celebration

Cooper County Extension celebrated it's100th anniversary of being present in Cooper County.  Click here to view a presentation that was viewed at the celebration on October 5, 2013.

Missouri hay listings 

Click here to view a listing of hay market information in Missouri.

Calving Clinic Video