Become a Tiger Ambassador

Become an official MU Athletic Ambassador for Greene County. We need someone who is enthusiastic about MU and its teams, and who has the desire to be a source of information where they live. In return they will enjoy a unique experience that comes with some insider perks! In exchange for helping us to educate and engage Mizzou fans in their communities. Contact David Burton for more information. | Tiger Ambassador Program Flyer (PDF)

Join 4-H for Youth Development

October is the best time to register your youth for a year of 4-H programming. Registration can be done online. This website is your source for additional information and contacts. 30 things to know about 4-H (PDF) | Welcome to New Families (PDF)

Greene County Commission Ag Tour Oct. 27

The second annual Greene County Commission Ag Tour will be held Oct. 27. The schedule is set. Schedule PDF

Mizzou Alumni Biz Blitz Oct. 30

Coming on Oct. 30 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Botanical Center, this joint program between MU Extension in Greene County and the MU Alumni Association, provides a networking opportunity for Mizzou alumni in the Springfield area. Come with your two-minute elevator speech and be prepared to speed-network. Snacks and sodas available. Tickets are $10 per person and available soon. Event Flyer (PDF) | Register online

Salute to Century Farms in Review

We are gathering input on our Salute to Century Farms and how to improve the event. You are welcome to provide input via our Century Farm survey. For fellow extension employees, here is the information packet about the Salute to Century Farms (PDF).

Follow Our EXCCEL Team

Keep up with the writings and findings of our EXCCEL Team in the Greene County Commonwealth and online here.

Garlic Growers Survey

Missouri State University and the University of Missouri are collaborating to study aspects of garlic production in Missouri. Your participation in our survey is appreciated and your responses will be confidential. A PDF of the survey can be downloaded. Completed surveys can be mailed to Greene County Extension, 2400 S. Scenic Ave. Springfield, MO 65807. The survey is also available to take online.

Sign up for Our Weekly Email Newsletter

Informative articles and announcements of MU Extension programs in southwest Missouri are sent by email once a week. To subscribe, use this online form or text MUEXTENSION417 to 22828.

Double-Up SNAP Dollars

It is possible for SNAP recipients to double-up food dollars at Missouri farmer's markets, including three in Springfield. Learn more with this informational flyer. Double-Up (PDF)

Pay for Soil Tests Online

Soil testing is available at the Greene County Extension office located in the Botanical Center. As a convenience, the fee can be paid online and the soil sample and contact information can be left with parks staff at the Botanical Center. | Pay online for soil test

GGOB - Fee Data for 2017

During 2017, our team emphasis for the Great Game of Business is increasing attendance in fee-based classes and improving our profit margin by reducing expenses and increasing sponsorships, This report showing the fee data for every class that required registration is one way to have that discussion and to build accountability. Registration Fees and Data (PDF)

Order New Book on Missouri Historic Schools

The "Missouri Directory of Historic and One-Room Schools" is now available for purchase on or at the Greene County MU Extension office in Springfield. The book details over 60 of the very best historic and one-room schools in Missouri and was recently named the "Bound Book of the Year" by the North Central Region of the North American County Agriculture Extension Agents. The book costs $15.50 and all proceeds benefit the administration of the Greene County Extension office. Order link

Great Game of Business

LEARN THE RULES: Read our rules and guiding documents that impact how Greene County Extension plays the Great Game of Business with our overview document (PDF).

KEEPING SCORE: See our monthly financial scorecard is online so you can see exactly how we are doing financially for the month and the year.

GET IN THE GAME: Read how Greene County Extension is playing the Great Game of Business online here. Our staff conducts a huddle every week.For more information contact David Burton.

Our Monthly Newsletter

Learn what is coming up and what has happened with Greene County Extension programs by reading our monthly newsletter online. Online newsletter

Employee Training Programs

If your business regularly offers programs for employees, as part of ongoing professional development or as an employee incentive plan, these local University of Missouri Extension specialists can offer affordable research-based educational programming. Read more | VideoProgram Brochure (PDF)

Hire a Speaker for Your Program

Need a speaker for your program, seminar or training. Greene County Extension specialists are available for hire on a variety of topics. See Course List

Parks and Extension Partnership

Since the beginning of the Springfield Botanical Gardens, Greene County MU Extension has been a vital partner with Springfield-Greene County Parks. Learn more about that partnership and what Greene County Extension offers that makes the Botanical Center such an active and vital location to Springfield and the surrounding area. Parks & Extension Partnership (PDF)

Help with Your Lawn and Garden

Assistance: Master Gardeners of Greene County staff our gardening hotline and can be reached by calling the hotline directly at 417- 874-2963..

Planting Guide: First time gardeners and seasoned professionals can benefit from the “Vegetable Planting Calendar” guide. Read story.

Soil Test: Bring in your soil and make sure you don't waste money on your lawn, garden or field. Soil Test Brochure (PDF). For more information, including a video on how to collect a sample, see "Soil Test Central."

PAY ONLINE IN ADVANCE: Pay in advance for your soil test and then drop your soil off at the Botanical Center any time the facility is open (even weekends). Online advance payment.

Subscribe to Our County Extension Newsletter

Greene County Extension's monthly newsletter is known as the "Reaching Out Report." Subscribe here to receive a monthly email letting you know when the newsletter is published and available to read online.

Call Local Staff Direct

The main office of Greene County Extension is located inside the Botanical Center at Nathanael Greene Park. In addition to our main phone line of 881-8909, the following telephone numbers can be used for direct access.

Maggie Black, Office Manager -- 874-2953

David Burton, Civic Communication Specialist -- 874-2954

Jeff Barber, Housing & Environmental Design Specialist -- 874-2955

Dr. Pam Duitsman, Nutrition Specialist --  874-2957

Master Gardeners Lawn and Gardening Hotline -- 874-2963

Kelly McGowan, Horticulture Educator --  874-2965

Renette Wardlow, Human Development --  874-2966

The Family Nutrition Education Program is located at 2160 W. Chesterfield Blvd. Suite F200, Springfield; phone: 417-886-2059.

How do I volunteer?

Lots of Opportunities

These are volunteer opportunities that provide a learning experience and a wonderful  opportunity to do something that will benefit the residents of Greene County. Intern and Volunteer project list (PDF)

Thank our Partners

Contributions from these organizations have helped to maintain MU Extension programs in Greene County during:

Greene County Commission, Springfield, Mo.: (417) 868-4112,

Springfield-Greene County Park Board, Springfield, Mo.: (417) 891-1515,



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