Highlights of local programs

South Central Ag Newsletter

Sarah Kenyon, Texas County agronomy specialist, and Logan Wallace, Howell County livestock specialist, publish a monthly newsletter for regional producers. If you would like information on a specific topic, contact Logan at wallaceld@missouri.edu or Sarah at kenyons@missouri.edu.     
Read the newsletters on the Livestock page

Healthy Lifestyle Initiative

Since 2010, Oregon County’s Healthy Lifestyle Initiative (HLI) grant has worked to increase the availability of healthy, affordable, locally produced food and safe, accessible physical activity. The Backpack Program helps identify and discreetly provide for school children in need of healthy weekend meals. Through this grant, Oregon County HLI also offers information, resources and demonstrations for healthy cooking and community gardening. Read more about Oregon County’s Healthy Lifestyle Initiative.

Youth Biz

Since 2007, the Youth Biz program has worked with youth to develop entrepreneurial skills. The Youth Biz program uses a hands-on approach to teach small business management in local high schools and inspire graduating seniors to work toward starting their own local businesses. The program offers an annual Extreme Entrepreneur Tour workshop to help equip students to attain future goals. Oregon County Extension’s focus on Business and entrepreneurship offers more details on the Youth Biz program.