Elevate: Republic Afterschool Program

The Elevate Program offers fun, educational and interesting club activities (ranging from woodworking to leadership), snacks, and adult supervision in a secular setting. Events are designed to raise up Republic Middle School students to a new level. Informational Flyer | Class List | Mayor's Leadership Academy | Online Enrollment

Salute to Century and Family Farms

Our 6th annual event at the Round Barn Event Center where we hear from future farmers (student speakers) and honor farms in Greene County that have been in the same family for over 100 years! This year we will honor several farms that have been in the family for over 180 years! The event is on Sept. 30. Get Tickets Online

Leadership Ash Grove

Beginning in September, a leadership development program designed specifically for individuals that live or work inside the Ash Grove School District. You must enroll online. Thanks to a local grant, registration is free and class materials are provided. Informational Flyer (PDF) Enroll online

Focus Group on Child Care Services

Two focus groups will be held Aug. 19 and Aug. 20 regarding needs for child care services in the Springfield area. Attendees will recieve a meal beginning at 5:30 p.m. Childcare will be provided if needed. Individuals that participate until the end time (7:30 p.m.) will receive a $30 gift card. Register online

Art of Neighboring

American's have become more isolated. Part of the reason is that we have forgotten the art of neighboring. It takes effort. It takes purposeful planning. Neighboring will also take time. But it should be a priority. The benefits are both personally and for our community. Download Neighbor chart (PDF)

Greene County EXCEL Leadership

Register anytime for our free award-winning leadership development program for residents of Greene County (known as EXCEL).  Program Scorecard (PDF) | Online Scorecard | Free - Register online for EXCEL program. For answers to questions or examples of work by past classes, email David Burton.

Mizzou Community and Leadership Network Quarterly Meetings

Meetings held at The Roost Bar and Grill, 4216 S. Cox Rd, Ste 112, Springfield, Mo. Network with Mizzou alumni AND other community leadership minded people. Special noon luncheon open to anyone. Pre-register by calling (417) 881-8909 or register online for free. Cost of $10 per person (to cover the cost of the meal) will be collected at the door.

  • Network meeting begins at noon, Aug. 15: Q&A with Mizzou alum Robin Robeson, president elect of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce.
  • Nov. 14 meeting: Q&A with Mizzou alum Laura Farmer, Executive Director at CASE of Southwest Missouri.
  • Feb. 13 2020 meeting: Q&A with Mizzou alum Dan Reiter, VP/General Manager, Springfield Cardinals

Community Assessment Survey

Give your input on a statewide community assessment survey.  Online Community Survey | Statewide Comprehensive Survey

Help with Your Lawn and Garden

Master Gardeners of Greene County hotline at 417-874-2963.

Planting Guide: Vegetable Planting Calendar. | Do not waste money on your lawn, garden or field. See "Soil Test Central."

Regional Extension Photos

Extension is doing great work in southwest Missouri and having a positive impact on lives. She our photo library for interesting examples. Photo library

Apply for a Free Energy Audit

In over ten years of operation, one University of Missouri program has saved Missouri industries nearly $65 million or on the average of about $50,000 per year in energy costs. The Midwest Industrial Assessment Center (IAC), located in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri, provides a free opportunity for an energy assessment or audit of companies. Learn More and Apply (PDF)

Regional Media Releases

MU Extension's Southwest Region News Service provides articles on timely topics to journalists and residents relevant to southwest Missouri. Read those media releases online as part of the Southwest Missouri News

Sign up for a Newsletter in 2019

Now is a great time to start receiving one of our award-winning emailed newsletters. Best of all you can enroll online for free. Get our weekly emailed newsletter known as the Southwest Region News Service or our monthly Reaching Out Report.

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)

Our Office Goal and Vision

Greene County MU Extension will help county businesses create or save 5,000 jobs, individually educate 500,000 county residents on topics improving their families, farms, and nutrition, and train 1,500 new community leaders and volunteers by 2030.


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