Land to Develop in Ash Grove?

Individuals with land in or near the city of Ash Grove can add their information to a list being maintained by Greene County MU Extension. Leaders in Ash Grove are working to further develop the properties list and that information will be shared with members of the Home Builders Association. Enter property information here:

Register for EXCCEL Orientation

Planning is underway for the EXCCEL 2018-19 class and it all begins with an orientation in August. Sign-up now to be on our list to learn more about this leadership development program for residents of western Greene County. I want to know more.

Sensory Garden Symposium March 23

Learn more about the plans for Springfield Botanical Garden’s next step for bringing nature, gardens and people together at the “Sensory Garden Symposium” planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, March 23 at the Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield. There is a registration fee of $18 to cover the cost of lunch and some make and take materials. Individuals and register online at under Activities number 12774 or call 417-891-1515 ext # 2. The symposium is designed especially for educators, accessibility advocates, inclusion specialists and anyone interested in the planned sensory garden for the five senses. | Informational Flyer (PDF)

Local Foods Workshop April 26

"Local Food Workshop - Specialty Crop Block Grant-Writing to Enhance Scaling Up of Production." Learn 10 keys to scaling up production and gain firsthand knowledge of how to write a grant to potentially fund your project. Registration includes a light lunch and materials. Must RSVP by April 23, 2018.  | Online Registration Here

Making Videos on a Phone May 19 in Springfield

Free hands-on program from MU Extension and the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Will take place from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. on May 19 at The Library Station on North Kansas Expressway. Seating is limited to 35 people. See the registration link for more information. | Register online

Our Presenting Sponsors

Sponsorships keep our office open and our outreach programs going! Current presenting sponsors include Integrity Home Care and Hospice, Greene County Commission, Greene County Farm Bureau, Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.

Class 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 shows 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

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.

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

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.

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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