A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Extension: University of Missouri Extension; the local link between the resources of the four University of Missouri campuses and Lincoln University and people throughout the state.
AgEBB: Agricultural Electronic Bulletin Board; provides Web access to agricultural-related resources from the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.
AMR: Application Materials Review; review process conducted to identify employment applicants to be interviewed for regional specialist positions. A personnel team, comprised of the regional director, regional specialists, a county council member, program leader and human resource representative, conducts the review.
ANR: Agriculture and Natural Resources; programmatic unit that includes animal and plant sciences, food science and engineering, natural resources and social sciences.
ANREP: Association of Natural Resources Professionals; professional organization for extension faculty working in environmental education, fisheries, forestry, wood sciences, range management, recreation, waste management, water, wildlife and related disciplines.
APLU: Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities; association of public universities, land-grant institutions and public university systems that advocates for higher education. The University of Missouri System is a member.
AREERA: Agricultural Research, Extension and Education Reform Act of 1998; formerly known as GPRA (Government Performance and Results Act of 1993), this federal legislation requires approved Plans of Work from Extension and Research to receive federal funding.
ATTRA: Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas; national sustainable farming information service.
B&I : Business and Industry; area of specialization for regional faculty members.
BERM: Business Environmental Risk Management
CA or CommAg: Commercial Agriculture program; educational program that supports family farms where a major portion of family income is derived from a farm operation and agribusinesses that support such operations.
CAFNR: College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; located at the University of Missouri.
CARES: Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems; aids interested public and private parties in learning about and managing our resources.
CDA: Community Development Academy; named program that helps individuals explore ideas and develop practical skills for involving and empowering local citizens and leaders.
CECH-UP: Citizen Education Clearing House
CEMP: Community Emergency Management Program
CEU: Continuing Education Unit; nationally recognized system to provide a standardized measure for accumulating, transferring and recognizing participation in continuing education programs. One CEU is defined as 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience.
CFSSA: Community Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture; a CAFNR program that links farmers, consumers and researchers in alternative food and farming systems.
CHART: Community Health Assistance Resource Team; Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services initiative to improve community health; partners with CHART across the state.
CIM: Community Issues Management
CLDC: Council Leadership Development Committee; extension and Missouri Extension County Council Leadership Council group that supports the program, and governance and membership roles of county extension councils.
COAD: Community Organizations Active in Disasters
CPAC: Community Policy Analysis Center; works with communities to develop tools to support sound local decision making. Communities can explore "what-if" questions as they plan for the future.
CPD: County Program Director; regional specialist responsible for coordinating the educational programming in a county.
CSREES: Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service; U.S. Department of Agriculture unit that links USDA research and education programs with land-grant institutions; includes 9,600 extension agents working in 3,150 counties across the nation.
DED: Missouri Department of Economic Development
DESE: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
DOC: Missouri Department of Conservation
DNR: Missouri Department of Natural Resources
E&G: Endowments and Gifts; private-giving program that supplements extension's federal, state and county resources; gifts support educational programs, staff or equipment
EC: East Central; one of seven extension administrative regions, covering 17 counties
EDEN: Extension Disaster Education Network; collaborative effort of state extension services to provide information and resources on natural and man-made disasters.
EQIP: Environmental Quality Incentive Program; U.S. Department of Agriculture voluntary conservation program to promote environmental quality.
ESP: Epsilon Sigma Phi-Missouri Alpha Tau Chapter; national honorary extension fraternity that promotes professionalism and professional development.
ETCS: Extension Technology and Computer Services; extension unit that provides technical support and training for county extension centers.
EXCEL: Experience in Community Enterprise and Leadership; extension curriculum for local leadership development.
FAPRI: Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute; congressionally enacted institute whose mission is to provide objective analysis of food, agricultural, nutritional and environmental issues.
FNEP: Family Nutrition Education Program; extension Named Program that provides health, food safety and resource management education to low-income Missourians.
FTE: full-time equivalent; term used to describe portion of time allocated to an appointment, based on full-time employment; e.g.,, one half-time appointment and one quarter-time appointment equals 75 percent FTE, written as 0.75 FTE.
FY: fiscal year; term used for accounting purposes; extension's fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30; county fiscal year is Jan. 1-Dec.31; federal government, Oct. 1-Sept. 30.
HEED: Human Environmental Extension Development Fund; extension endowment that supports educational programming in human environmental sciences.
HES: Human Environmental Sciences; extension program unit that includes consumer and family economics, environmental design, human development and family studies, nutrition and health, and textile and apparel management.
IDP: Individualized Development Plan; part of the extension performance evaluation process in which employees and their supervisors identify professional development goals, achievement plans and assistance needed.
IHD: Institute for Human Development; UMKC unit that assists extension specialists with program evaluations.
LU: Lincoln University; 1890 land-grant institution in Jefferson City; partner with the University of Missouri in extension
LUCE: Lincoln University Cooperative Extension; extension partner in delivering local education with a specific mission to reach limited-resource audiences.
MAC: Missouri Alternatives Center; information referral and clearinghouse on alternative crops, livestock, small farm options and alternative rural opportunities.
MACEDEP: Missouri Association of Community and Economic Development Extension Professionals
MAE4HYW: Missouri Association of Extension 4-H Youth Workers; professional association for extension employees working with youth programs.
MAEP: Missouri Agricultural Extension Professionals
MaGIC: Mid-America Geographical Information Consortium
MaGIC: Management of Genetically Improved Crops
MDA: Missouri Department of Agriculture.
MDC: Missouri Department of Conservation.
MDI: Missouri Department of Insurance
MEAFCS: Missouri Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences; professional association for extension employees working in human environmental sciences
MELD: Missouri Extension Leadership Development Program; extension program to increase leadership capacity within the organization and to increase the ability of specialists to provide effective education in a changing world.
MoDOT: Missouri Department of Transportation
MO PTAC: Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers; assists small businesses in selling to federal, state and local governments
MOREnet: Missouri Research and Education Network; provides Internet connectivity, technical support, videoconferencing services and training to Missouri's K-12 schools, colleges and universities, public libraries, health care, state government and other affiliates, including some county extension centers.
MO SBTDC: Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Centers are part of a statewide network of business experts uniquely qualified to help small business develop and thrive. Every MO SBTDC location provides Missouri small businesses convenient access to this network.
MoWIN: Missouri Watershed Information Network; extension resource center; statewide clearinghouse for information on watersheds.
MPAC: Missouri Precision Agriculture Center; extension resource center that coordinates and enhances University of Missouri research, teaching and outreach in site-specific crop management.
MU: University of Missouri; one of the four campuses of the UM System
NACAA: National Association of County Agricultural Agents; professional association for extension specialists working in agriculture.
NACDEP: National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals
NEAFCS: National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences; formerly NAEHE; organization that promotes the professional development of extension specialists who work with families and individuals.
NA4-HYW: National Association of 4-H Youth Workers; organization for professional who work with 4-H youth development programs.
NAEHE: National Association of Extension Home Economists; see NEAFCS - National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
NCRCRD: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development; multi-state project to coordinate research and education to improve social and economic well-being in rural areas.
NE: Northeast Region; one of seven extension administrative regions, covering 20 counties.
NELD: National Extension Leadership Development Program; professional development experience designed to enhance leadership capacity within extension.
NETC: National Extension Technology Conference; annual professional development conference for extension educators and technologists who want to improve their knowledge and skills in integrating technology into extension programming and support educators with appropriate technologies.
NPA: nutrition program assistant or nutrition program associate. Family Nutrition Education Program.
NRCS: Natural Resources Conservation Service; formerly SCS — Soil Conservation Service; U.S. Department of Agriculture agency.
NW: Northwest Region; one of seven extension administrative regions, covering 19 counties.
OSEDA: Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis; extension resource center providing demographic and economic data to public and private organizations.
PAM: Precision Agriculture Masters program; extension curriculum that trains Missouri producers in designing, implementing and analyzing on-farm, site-specific crop management experiments.
PAT: Pesticide Applicator Training; extension curriculum that trains individuals to become certified pesticide applicators.
PLC: Program Leadership Council; extension leadership group that includes regional directors, program leaders and others who meet monthly.
RD: regional director; extension mid-management professional who supervises faculty and staff and is responsible for educational program and resource development in one of seven regions
REAL: Remote Electronic Access for Libraries; project providing Internet access to Missouri's public libraries.
RUPRI: Rural Policy Research Institute; university center that conducts research and facilitates public dialogue to assist policymakers in understanding the rural impacts of public policies and programs.
SBTDC: Small Business Technology & Development Centers
SCS: Soil Conservation Service; see NRCS - Natural Resources Conservation Service.
SE: Southeast Region; one of seven extension administrative regions, covering 17 counties.
SW: Southwest Region; one of seven extension administrative regions, covering 18 counties.
UM System: University of Missouri; four-campus system, including campuses in Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla and St. Louis; extension is the link between the campuses and local people.
UMEA: University of Missouri Extension Association; professional organization of extension faculty and staff, promoting leadership, achievement and professional ethics.
UMKC: University of Missouri-Kansas City; one of four campuses.
UMR: University of Missouri-Rolla; former name of Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S & T), one of the four campuses of the University of Missouri, located in Rolla.
UMSL: University of Missouri-St. Louis
USDA: U.S. Department of Agriculture; federal agency that is a financial and programmatic partner with state and local governments in cooperative extension.
WC: West Central Region; one of seven extension administrative regions, covering 17 counties.
YEA: youth education assistant; extension paraprofessional who provides education and support for county 4-H youth development programs.