MU Extension Facts and Figures for Elected Officials
For nearly 100 years, University of Missouri Extension has been an
innovator in helping people make their lives better.
As an elected official, you need fast, accurate information. The
following links to research-based resources may assist you in answering
constituent questions or in collecting background information for important
policy decisions. Additional links provide information about MU Extension
services and programs.
contact us if you need assistance
in finding additional University of Missouri resources.
Legislative district demographic data maps
Prepared 9/6/2012. Each map includes four demographic
snapshots of the particular district on these key indicators:
obesity rate, unemployment rate, disaster declarations and
Note: The districts on these maps are effective for the 2012 general
election and the 2013 session.
Discover county-by-county trends in business, housing,
education, health, agriculture and other population factors.
More than 30 public and private organizations across the state collaborate
to chart the well-being of children. The KidsCount data base profiles
contain information by county on school dropout rates, births to mothers
with less than 12 years of education and more.
OSEDA also provides demographic trend reports and many other
useful publications and data.
Community Issues Management:
Consult this resource to help you answer important questions about
your district, make wise decisions and help your constituents. Find Census
and population data. Create reports and maps showing such overlapping
factors as watersheds, child care facilities, hospitals, schools, obesity
rates, income levels and highways in the district.
Statewide Community Development faculty and others involved in local
government (PDF) (updated 8/12)
University of Missouri Extension, in collaboration with partners, is a
reliable source of research and experience-based information and
facilitation for local government. Extension’s assistance focuses on smaller
- Education about government and governance
- Policy analysis and policy information
- Facilitation for planning, citizen engagement, community
deliberation of difficult issues
- Individualized assistance and analysis.
Contact the Community Development Extension Faculty in your region or
county extension office for assistance or referral on local government
issues. Some services and training are fee-based.
Community development programs
Community Policy Analysis Center:
The Community Policy Analysis Center conducts community research studies and
analyses on local, state and national levels. See reports on such topics as
rural entrepreneurship, cost of community services and local food products
as an economic development strategy.
University of Missouri Extension
Sources of Funds
The cooperative extension mission is carried out through funding
partnerships from federal, state and local sources. MU Extension’s statewide
programs are made possible through support from a variety of partnerships.
Funds are appropriated from federal, state and local governments. The
organization also generates revenue from contracts, grants, recovery of
facilities and administrative costs from grants, fees, gifts, sales and
While levels of appropriated funds have remained relatively flat, MU
Extension continues to steadily increase the amount of revenue generated
from other sources. In FY 2007, for the first time, generated funds exceeded
appropriations as a percentage of overall revenue.
All MU Extension funds are leveraged to maximize the impact of high-priority
programming delivered to Missourians. Appropriated funds provide a base for
matching grants and help build faculty infrastructure on campus and
throughout the state. MU Extension faculty, in turn, identify and secure
additional resources to further their educational efforts.
Summary Budget Report, Fiscal Year 2012 (July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012)
of current MU Extension grants and contracts
University Impact Sheets from System Government Relations Office
Missouri house and senate districts
These lists and maps reflect the current districts. Rosters
and maps will be updated following the Nov. 6, 2012 election.