For more than 100 years, MU Extension has been an innovator in providing relevant, reliable and responsive resources that impact lives. As a land-grant university, our mission is to disseminate the research and knowledge from our campus to benefit all the citizens in every corner of Missouri. Thanks to the federal establishment of land-grant universities, millions of people who have never set foot on a college campus can improve their lives, help drive their local economies, prepare local youth for leadership and STEM-related jobs, and aid communities in becoming more resilient.
As elected officials, you know it is invaluable to have accurate, unbiased and research-based information to make informed decisions and best represent your constituents. We are committed to assembling an elected officials resource toolbox to help you and your staff get right to the heart of the matter. This handy, tabbed index of resources will launch soon.
We have paired information about counties, regions and communities with research-based tools to allow you to see and understand local economies, access community data, and grasp the challenges, hurdles and successes that your constituents are experiencing. We hear you saying you’d like to be able to pull data by your districts, and we are responding with new ways to enable you to do just that.
From OSEDA information to Community Commons queries, we can help you see the latest data and decipher what it means to equip you and your staff with the evidence-based information you need.
Need an expert on a topic? We have those! Want data to back up your position on an issue? We can point you toward unbiased sources. We hope you and your aides will bookmark this link and refer to it time and again.
The indexed tabs are designed to aid county, state and federal elected officials and their staff in carrying out their duties and serving the constituents they represent. We have tabbed the categories for easy reference, and added subheads within the larger categories to help get you to what you are looking for in the most expeditious way possible.
Our contact information will be under the “Assistance” tab, and we welcome your input and feedback as we continually strive to improve this new tool and to partner with you to serve your constituents.
Tracy Feller, director of constituent relations