New Nutrition Program Associate

Debbie Smith is our new Nutrition Program Associate. Serving both Saline and Carroll counties, she is headquartered in Marshall. Her primary role is to teach basic nutrition, food safety, and physical activity concepts to children in area schools.

Human Environmental Sciences Extension programs promote optimal well-being of individuals, families and communities, with special recognition for the needs of vulnerable populations.

Your community classroom

MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in Saline County. We connect people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of our communities. MU Extension in Saline County is your one-stop source for practical education and information on almost anything.

MU Extension partners with the Saline County Commission and other local organizations to provide education, information and services that meet people’s needs. The elected and appointed members of the Saline County Extension Council provide guidance in identifying those needs to ensure that our educational programs are relevant, reliable and responsive. Whether it’s resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to explore our website, call or email to learn how we can help you.


Interested in making a difference in Saline County?

Run for an elected position on Extension Council. 

If you would like to make a difference in your community, serving on the Extension Council would be a great experience for you. The Number one responsibility of Saline County Extension Council is to identify concerns in their community and provide input for extension programs. 

If you would like to run for a position, call Taylor Bryant or Trish Savage, MU Extension Specialists, at the Extension Center (660-886-6908) to learn about the process for Council elections. We welcome new members and those enthusiastic to be involved!