Business development

SBDC Missouri

Below you will find a list of programs offered by the University of Missouri Extensions' Small Business & Technology Development Center in Franklin County by Pablo Arroyo, Ast. Extension Professional & Business Development Specialist. If you are in need of other programs please call us at 636-583-5141 and we would be happy to help you.

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Other business options

The University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program assists businesses throughout the state. The programs connected here are what make the Missouri Business Development Program and provide assistance to most industries.


Show Me Quality Assurance

The Show Me Quality Assurance Program consists of two parts. Most counties alternate which part is presented each year; this is why it is required to take it two consecutive years in a row. One part covers information on daily care and management; animal handling; farm/animal identification (Premise ID); reading feed labels; withdrawal times; and biosecurity (disease prevention).The other part provides information on HACCP; animal health products; proper injection locations; carcass quality; and carcass value. A refresher course is required when the 4-H member turns 14. After that is completed the 4-H member is certified through age 18.


Stay Strong Stay Healthy

You can start on the road to better health with the Stay Strong, Stay Healthy program, an eight-week series of one-hour, twice weekly sessions. The evidence-based program is built on simple, strength-building exercises that will improve your balance, health and state of mind. No, it’s not strenuous weight-lifting. You’ll start at a level that’s right for you. No one is too inactive to participate. Building strength promotes quality of life and independence, especially for adults over age 60.

For more information, or if you wish to sign up for the classes, contact the Franklin County Extension Office at 636-583-5141.

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Focus on Kids

Focus on Kids is a research-based educational program for divorcing and separating parents and parents dealing with custody issues. It is based on the latest evidence about successful co-parenting and helping children adjust to separation and divorce. Franklin County MU Extension is contracted by the 20th Judicial Circuit court to provide the program to meet Missouri's parent education requirement for parents in cases involving separation or divorce.

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