Welcome to the Lafayette County Extension Home Page
2011 County Platbook available
The 2011 Lafayette County Missouri Platbook contains land ownership maps showing acreage and parcel boundaries by township; aerial views of the public and private roadways; and maps of waterways, railways and section lines. The book includes boundary maps for municipalities, political townships, school districts and zipcodes. Wall maps also are available. Platbooks are $35 each, and maps are $60. Both are available at the Extension Center in Higginsville. Plat books and maps can also be ordered via e-mail by sending a request to LafayetteCo@missouri.edu. Payments for plat books and maps can be made with cash, check or credit card.
Extension "News You Can Use" Newsletter
The "Northwest Missouri Extension "News You Can Use" newsletter contains timely information on a variety of topics. Newsletter articles are written by MU Extension specialists who serve counties in the MU Extension's Northwest Region. The newsletter also provides updates on upcoming extension programs and events. Read the most recent issue of "News You Can Use."
University of Missouri Extension Council Election
Members elected to the Lafayette County University of Missouri Extension Council in January of 2013 included Angela Limback from Alma, Debby Payne from Concordia, Jan Oetting and Bill Oelrichs from Higginsville, Randy Dowell from Odessa and Harley Amos Todd from Wellington. The Lafayette County University of Missouri Extension Council consists of 16 elected and appointed members. Members serve two-year terms, with half of the terms ending each year. Please call the Lafayette County Extension office at: 660-584-3658 to be put on the Council Election voter email distribution list for future elections.
How You Can Help Extension in Lafayette County
Participate in an extension program
Extension offers a variety of programs in Lafayette County. The scope of issues addressed through Extension's programs in Lafayette County are diverse. Just a few of the issues addressed include the following: agriculture, youth development, nutrition and health, family relationships, personal finance, and community and economic development. With such a broad offering of programs, extension is sure to have something that can benefit you. To learn more about Extension programs in Lafayette County, browse the event calendar at the right side of the screen, or click on one of the "local programming" links in the Web page menu.
Talk to your friends, neighbors, county officials, and legislators about the value of extension
Extension in Lafayette County relies on local, state and federal support. If you value what extension does in Lafayette County, please tell your political leaders about what extension has done for you or what you have seen it do for other people and communities.
Run for a position on the Lafayette County Extension Council
The Lafayette County Extension Council is responsible for providing input for extension programs and for administering local extension funds. If you are passionate about education and making a difference in your community, serving on the Extension Council would be a great experience for you. If you would like to run for a position, contact a current member of the Council or call the Extension Center (660-584-3658) to learn about the responsibilities of Extension Council members and the process for Council elections.
Make a contribution to the Lafayette County Extension Endowment Fund
An endowment fund is an investment fund that is set up to benefit an organization or institution by providing a future source of investment income. Lafayette County Extension has an endowment fund that is held at the University of Missouri. Any contributions to Lafayette County Extension's endowment fund will be used to sustain Extension programming in Lafayette County. Contributions to the endowment fund are tax deductible, and they will be managed with utmost care and diligence as they help to improve the lives of Lafayette County residents. To learn more about Lafayette County Extension's endowment fund or to contribute to the fund, please contact the Lafayette County Extension Center (phone: 660-584-3658; email: LafayetteCo@missouri.edu).