Your Community Classroom

MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in Douglas County. We connect people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of our communities. MU Extension-Douglas County is your one-stop source for practical education and information on almost anything.

MU Extension partners with the Douglas County Commission and other local organizations to provide education, information and services that meet people’s needs. The elected and appointed members of the Douglas County extension council provide guidance in identifying those needs to ensure that our educational programs are relevant, reliable and responsive.

Whether it’s resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to explore our website, call or email to learn how we can help you.   

Upcoming Events

       Heart of the Ozarks Fair              Texas County Fair

                July 16-20                                  July 23-27

               West Plains                                  Houston

 

Ozark Empire Fair        Douglas County Fair             Missouri State Fair

  July 25-Aug 3                   July 12-13                           August 8-18

    Springfield                         Ava                                     Sedalia

 

       

        

Knapweed- Learn how to identify this noxious weed and what to do about it                     

Job Opening at Ozark County Extension Center, Gainesville, MO

Extension County Engagement Specialist in Agriculture and Environment Assistant/Associate/Full Extension Professional - Gainesville, MO

CORE DUTIES OF EXTENSION FACULTY

The core duties of MU Extension faculty are to Educate, Create, and Connect. The emphasis among these duties and specific deliverables will vary for different appointments and evolve from year to year, direction for which is developed in an annual plan of work for the program area and for the individual.

  • Educate. Extension Faculty deliver onsite Extension teaching and programming, online courses, continuing education, technical assistance, consultation, and other educational methods and interventions. The primary role of all Specialists around the state is to disseminate the knowledge generated by the University through educational programs and services to support the individual, organizational, and community goals of Missouri learners and clients.
  • Create. Extension Faculty develop innovative and research-informed educational products, services, and materials and scholarly products, including curricula, publications, presentations, and other resources. Extension Faculty contribute to the scholarship of extension and engagement and to applied research, to evaluate and improve how programs and services result in learning and behavior changes that positively impact individuals and communities.
  • Connect. Extension Faculty engage with learners, communities, and stakeholders including Extension Councils, government officials and agencies, partners, and with university and professional organizations. Strong connections help generate revenue to sustain and grow valued programming through grants, contracts, fees, gifts, and partnerships. Extension faculty intentionally foster diversity and inclusiveness by providing educational programs that connect to the varied needs of Missourians and their communities, through the cycle of market relations including needs assessment, promotion, and feedback utilizing a variety of media and venues.

                                     

 

Couldn’t make it to one of our programs?
Not a problem.

You can access many of our presentations and related resource materials online. 

2018

July 19, 2018 Missouri's Native Plants: Creating a Pollinator’s Paradise — Master Gardener Meeting, Marshfield, Mo.

May 14, 2018 Safety on the Farm — Missouri Cattlemens Association Meeting, Taneyville, Mo.

Apr. 18 - May 4, 2018 Gardening Class Series — Marshfield, Mo.

Mar. 26, 2018 Christian County Livestock and Forage Conference — Clever, Mo.

Mar. 15, 2018 Composting and Mulching —  Master Gardener Meeting, Marshfield, Mo.

Feb. 12, 2018 Karst Topography and Soils — Master Naturalist Training, Joplin, Mo.

Feb. 8, 2018 Taney County Livestock and Forage Conference — Forsyth, Mo.

Jan. 27, 2018 Webster County Diversified Agriculture Conference — Marshfield, Mo.

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Do you need an unbiased answer?

The faculty and staff of the Douglas County Extension Center are available to assist you with unbiased, research-based information on a variety of topics. If you can't find what you are looking for on our website, give us a call at 417-683-4409 or email douglasco@missouri.edu.

MU Extension in Douglas County

PO Box 668
Ava, MO  65608

Phone: 417-683-4409

Email: douglasco@missouri.edu