Budget concerns

Over the past five years the Greene County Commission has decreased the support they provide for the office of the Greene County Extension Council from $100,000 to only $10,000. Local MU Extension offices are partnerships between MU and local County Commissions. The local Commission funds the office and MU Extension provides funding for staff salaries, training and equipment. A minimum of $72,000 a year is needed to properly funding a basic, functioning office.

Proposed budget cut puts Greene County Extension in jeopardy

The budget proposed by members of the Greene County Commission cuts the annual allocation to the Greene County Extension Council to the state minimum of $10,000 for 2012. That reduction puts the local office and programs in jeopardy. Read media release to learn more ...

Extension is an essential part of county government (read article)

2012 Budget Impact Sheet (tri-fold pdf)
Budget Cut Hurts the Future - from council chair (PDF)
Benefits of Greene County Extension (video) 
What Can Greene County Extension do for You? (video)
Extension Impacts 19 "Red Flags" in Community Focus (PDF)
Extension's Best Days Still Ahead says Regional Director (PDF) 
Donate to Greene County Extension
Contact information for the Greene County Commission

As additional details about our 2012 and 2013 budgets become available we will post that information here or provide links to the necessary information. If you would like additional information, contact David Burton, county program director for Greene County Extension.

Testimonials

MU Extension has been serving Greene County for nearly 100 years and we have a great story to tell. Would you be willing to share a testimony about how Extension has impacted your family, your child, farm, business, community or you personally? If so, just download and complete our testimonial questionaire. Questionaire (PDF) | Questionaire (Word). You can also read the testimonials we have collected online.