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10650 Gateway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132
Office: 314-400-2115 Fax: 314-569-4199

MU Extension in St. Louis County — Socially Speaking

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MU Extension soil testing in St. Louis

MU Extension offers soil testing all year long. If you have any questions or would like more information, you can reach Nathan Brandt at 314-400-7388. See our Soil test flyer (PDF) for more details about sample size as well as drop-off locations. We look forward to seeing you!


2013 Annual Report

Click here to view our 2013 St. Louis Area Annual Report (PDF).

MU Extension offers health insurance education

Because of the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals, families and businesses will need to make decisions about their health insurance. As a nonpartisan entity, University of Missouri Extension provides education to ensure that you have the resources and skills you need to make informed health insurance decisions for yourself, your family and your business. Call the University of Missouri Extension Center in St. Louis County at 314-400-2115 -OR- Send an e-mail to stlouisco@missouri.edu and include your name and phone number in the message.

MU Extension is providing this information to help Missouri residents make informed health insurance decisions by understanding options and responsibilities outlined in the Affordable Care Act. MU Extension
provides factual information on public policies such as the ACA. Learn more at our website: extension.missouri.edu/insure

MU Extension welcomes Millie Miller-Hoover

Have you met our PTAC specialist, Millie Miller-Hoover? She's the person to talk to if your business— including small, disadvantaged and women owned firms — needs assistance in obtaining federal, state and local government contracts. Her contact info is: 314-400-2115 or millerhooverm@umsystem.edu! She's here to help!

Sign up for the 2014 Labor Law Breakfast Series

On the second Wednesday of each month, the Labor Law Breakfast Series features a one-hour presentation on topics of interest to union officers and staff or any other interested parties. Cost is $150 for the year or $15 per breakfast. Register online or print out the registration form (PDF). We look forward to seeing you!

Soil sample instructional video

Click here to watch Nathan Brandt demonstrate the proper way to take a soil sample!



MU Extension names new associate regional director

We would like to congratulate our own, Dr. Jody Squires for her promotion to associate regional director.

Squires, currently an extension urban youth specialist and St. Louis City program director, begins her new position on Dec. 1. “It was a difficult decision, but I am confident that she is the right choice for what we need to move the region forward,” said Cynthia Zluticky, Urban Region director. As associate regional director, Squires will provide leadership in the development of new and emerging urban programs and partnerships to address complex urban issues, Zluticky said. Squires has been instrumental in inspiring an interest in science, technology, engineering and math through the city’s 4-H robotics program, which primarily serves African-American youth from the inner city, says Zluticky. (http://extension.missouri.edu/insider/)

Green Cleaning Series with Kandace Fisher-McLean

Interested in crafting your own homemade cleaners? Contact Kandace Fisher-McLean for information on her Green Cleaning Series. Her class demonstrates making your own environmentally-friendly cleaners at home. All supplies will be provided. Craft your own cleaner, test it out and take it home! Fee: $15. Would you like to see a demonstration? Click here to view Kandace making a homemade laundry detergent!

MU Extension housing specialist wins award!

Congratulations to Kandace Fisher-McLean on winning The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Science’s (NEAFCS) Community Partnership Award, 1st place central region. Interested in the work Kandace does? Join her upcoming Green Cleaning Workshop! Call for details: 314-400-2115!


MU Extension City Program Director recognized for Excellence in Education

Urban Youth Specialist/St. Louis City Program Director, Jody J. Squires, is a 2013 Excellence in Education awardee by the St. Louis American. MU Extension is proud to congratulate Jody on this outstanding accomplishment. She states that the recognition “is greatly appreciated but she is honored every day to work with the kids in her 4-H program and the University of Missouri." Jody is a graduate of Mizzou and has worked with Extension for the duration of her career in education.

Open House 2013

Thank you to everyone who attended our Open House and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony. We had a wonderful crowd despite the weather. We hope to see you again next year! If you would like to see some pictures from the event, check them out on our Facebook page. If you have any questions about MU Extension's programs or services, and how we can help you or your organization, please contact us! (pictured above: MU Chancellor Deaton, County Program Director Nina Balsam and the St. Louis County Extension Council.)

Room rental in our office

Need a space for your next meeting? The MU Extension in St. Louis office has meeting rooms for rent! Please contact us immediately for pricing and availability. Call 314-400-2115 or StLouisCo@missouri.edu.




MU Extension St. Louis County welcomes Janie Lewis

MU Extension in St. Louis County's newest administrative team member is Janie Lewis. She brings several years of customer service and graphic design experience with her to Extension. Janie's interests include marketing, photography and craft shows.  Please join us in welcoming Janie to our office!

St. Louis County Program Director wins Citizenship Award

Congratulations to MU Extension St. Louis County Program Director, Nina Balsam, for winning the 2013 Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly Women’s Justice Award for Citizenship. Ms. Balsam has worked tirelessly for the last 30 years to help protect victims of domestic abuse. She created the Missouri Restorative Justice Coalition while implementing the Missouri Restorative Justice Initiative. She co-authored and argued the passage of the Missouri adult abuse law and has clearly dedicated her life to restorative justice principles. Through her teaching and speaking engagements, she is training the next group of innovators to share her passion.

Renting an apartment?

Check out the Rental Inspection Checklist video and download the Checklist so that you know what to look for before you sign on the dotted line. This is part of the Housing Education program, Rent Smart.

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Community Partnership Project on Facebook

Check out Kara Lubischer's Community Partnership Project (CPP) page on Facebook. The Community Partnership ProjectLinking University of Missouri Extension and University of Missouri St. Louis with the St. Louis community.

Healthy Corner Store Project

You can learn about our Healthy Corner Store Project by checking out "New Initiative Promotes Produce, Not Chips, at Corner Stores," a new article in the Riverfront Times.

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