We bring Mizzou to you.
Through a network of county offices, the University of Missouri solves problems and engages with communities across all 114 counties and the City of St. Louis.
MU faculty, staff and elected council members, who live in your community, work with you to identify local interests and issues and then offer relevant programming and resources to meet the unique needs of you and your community.
Our job is to partner with communities to find solutions with credible, science-based information that will help you:
- Grow safe and healthy food
- Build and grow profitable businesses
- Improve your health and relationships
- Increase agricultural production
- Update professional training in business, health and safety
- Engage youth as valued, contributing citizens
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Event date: Nov. 3, 2020
Event time: | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Learn how small businesses build and maintain creditExplore how creditworthiness is measured for small businesses Examine the connection between personal and business creditIdentify the documents you'll need for small business credit applicationsThis ...
Event date: Nov. 3, 2020 - Nov. 24, 2020
Join us this month for 4 new sessions in the Women Owning Woodland program! Cost: FreeContact: Sarah Havens, [email protected], 573-458-6260 Partners:Missouri Quail and Pheasants ForeverSessions (12pm - 1pm)11/3/2011/10/2011/17/2011/24/20
Event date: Nov. 3, 2020
Event time: | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Moving from place to place, activity to activity, is often stressful time in the childcare setting. Participants in this professional development program will be able to analyze transition times during the day to determine where improvements need to ...
News & articles
- Published: Friday, Oct. 30, 2020
University of Missouri Extension's first “Lead, Learn and Dream” leadership conference, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, features noted local and national speakers to create a free virtual experience that will add value to you and help build your ...
- Published: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Scott Hoad was at a low point this spring, trying to piece together a decent living after being laid off from a job painting commercial aircraft. Then Hoad crossed paths with Amy Patillo, a University of Missouri Extension labor ...
- Published: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A landmark study on “good neighbors” by State Farm (2015) found that a sense of community among neighbors is a constant desire across generations. But, the State Farm survey also showed that Millennials may not know exactly ...
- Published: Monday, Oct. 19, 2020
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Halloween may look different for children and neighborhoods this year. But it is a good reminder that a neighborhood block party is the opportunity to scare up fun any time of year."A neighborhood block party is an opportunity ...
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2014
Fruit plantings can be a source of beauty as well as fresh produce. However, for the inexperienced grower, they also can be a source of frustration and expense. Nursery catalogs are full of brightly colored advertisements depicting bountiful harvests ...
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2009
Seasonal and simple is a guide to help you select, store and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables. The recipes use simple preparations and seasonings, so you can taste the goodness of a fruit or vegetable at the peak of its flavor. The fruits and ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 1980
Missouri CourthousesContact and other information about this county is available on the National Association of Counties website, http://explorer.naco.org.Marian M. OhmanDepartment of Community DevelopmentCounty: DouglasOrganized: Oct. 29, 1857Named ...
CEU 24th Annual Midwest Regional Nursing Educators Conference
Nov. 13, 2020 - Jan. 12, 2021
24th Annual Midwest Regional Nursing Educators Conference The purpose of this one-day, virtual conference is to provide a forum for educators from both academic and practice-based settings to reflect on and discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic ...
Becoming an Engaged Neighbor
Becoming an engaged neighbor means learning and using the names of people who live next to you, developing relationships with them, and being involved in your neighborhood. It does take time and effort. But there are personal and community benefits. ...
Hazardous Materials/WMD Incident Response Awareness-2021
Sept. 30, 2020 - Nov. 16, 2020
This Awareness course is the first level of first responder certification. A first responder must be properly trained and mentally prepared when called upon to respond to a hazardous material or weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incident. This course ...
Missouri EMSC Child Abuse and Neglect Certification
Aug. 10, 2020 - Nov. 1, 2020
This self-directed course was developed for EMS professionals and emergency room staff to showcase the importance of their role in reporting suspected child abuse and neglect, and provide training on how to identify possible signs of abuse during ...
CEU 27th Annual Psychiatric-Mental Health Update
Nov. 6, 2020
Purpose This conference provides a virtual forum for mental health professionals to increase their evidence-based knowledge and competence in caring for people from across the life span with psychological challenges. This year, attendees will learn ...
CEU 5th Annual Perinatal Conference: Improving Outcomes for Mother and Baby
Oct. 27, 2020 - Dec. 24, 2020
Purpose The purpose of this On-Demand Conference is to update the knowledge and enhance the skills of maternal-infant healthcare providers related to the clinical management and care of high-risk pregnant women and their newborn babies. ...
The Midwest Fruit Pest Management Guide 2018 was developed by the Midwest Fruit Workers Group. This publication combines two longtime guides that have become familiar to countless growers: the annual Midwest Small Fruit and Grape Spray Guide and the ...
MU Extension in Douglas County
203 SE 2nd Ave, Courthouse
PO Box 594
Ava, MO 65608
|Office hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|