Serve on the County Extension Council

It is time to find six people in the county willing to serve on the Greene County Extension Council. This is the governing body for local operations and members attend monthly meetings, support programs and volunteer to help with community education. Nominations of candidates are due in November. You can nominate yourself. Learn more: Brochure on Role of Council | Nomination Form

Neighboring Project

Neighboring takes effort, purposeful planning and time. But the benefits are both personal and for our community. As part of the new "neighboring" project that launched in Republic on National Good Neighbor Day (Sept. 28), MU Extension is providing an easy to use chart that can help you get to know and remember your neighbors. Neighbor chart (PDF) | Videos and programs details Bonus: Neighborhood Chart for Willard (PDF)Neighborhood Chart of Ash Grove (PDF)

Mizzou Community and Leadership Network

Quarterly meetings are held at The Roost Bar and Grill, 4216 S. Cox Rd, Ste 112, Springfield, Mo. Network with Mizzou alumni and community leaders. Special noon luncheon open to anyone. Pre-register by calling (417) 881-8909 or email David Burton. Cost of $15 per person (to cover the cost of the meal) must be paid online as part of pre-registration. We encourage arrival at 11:45 to get your food ordered.

  • Meeting begins at noon, Nov. 14: Q&A with Mizzou alum Logan Aguirre, President & Associate Publisher at 417, southwest Missouri's premier lifestyle content company. You can also register online.
  • Feb. 13, 2020 meeting: Q&A with Mizzou alum Dan Reiter, VP/General Manager, Springfield Cardinals
  • May 14, 2020 meeting: Q&A with Mizzou alum Laura Farmer, Executive Director at CASE of Southwest Missouri.

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 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.

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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