Affiliate websites requirements

Affiliate sites are those that represent MU Extension programs but are not maintained by MU Extension employees. Examples include 4-H club, Master Gardener and Master Naturalist chapter websites.

Volunteer-maintained sites are expected to comply with guidelines and policies dealing with organizational identity, use of research-based information, accessibility and non-discrimination.

  1.  Sites should be kept up to date.
  2. Sites must include a statement that clearly defines the relationship with MU Extension. In some cases, this also may include relationships with other entities. Examples:
    The Extension Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City are an affiliate program of
    the University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener Program. This site is maintained
    by local volunteers who represent these programs in their communities.
  3. Sites must include a nondiscrimination statement:

    University of Missouri Extension is an equal opportunity/ADA institution.

  4.  Sites should follow identity guidelines. University of Missouri Extension is the proper name and should be used on first reference. MU Extension may be used in subsequent references.
  5.  Link to appropriate pages on MU Extension websites to avoid duplication and out of date resources. (Example: don't republish the Master Gardener state bylaws on your own site; just link to them so visitors will always see the official, current version.)
  6. Get approval from appropriate extension program director and the Nexus@Mizzou web team, as appropriate. Websites meeting the requirements may include the MU Extension logo and be linked from MU Extension Web pages.
             MU Extension Identity guidelines

    Michael Salmons, Technical and training support