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    • As Missouri COVID-19 restrictions ease, MU Extension is resuming some face-to-face operations. Faculty and staff are delivering programs and services in our community while striving to follow CDC guidelines to keep you and ourselves safe. Please follow any guidance posted on this page or at our office. In the meantime, many events will continue to be delivered online and our list of public COVID-19 resources continues to grow to address your needs.

We bring Mizzou to you.

The Urban West Region of University of Missouri Extension incorporates Jackson, Clay, and Platte counties, and has served our communities for over 100 years. Focusing on each Missourian through educational research based programming, our goal is to broaden our reach creating sustainability within our communities for another 100 years.

MU faculty, staff and elected council members who live in our community, work with neighbors to identify local interests and issues and then offer relevant programming and resources to meet the unique needs of our 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 health and relationships
  • Increase agricultural production
  • Update professional training in business, health and safety
  • Engage youth as valued, contributing citizens

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Urban West Region Counties

  • Clay County

    • Clay County
    • Clay County is located in the U.S. state of Missouri and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the county had a population of 221,939, making it the fifth-most populous county in Missouri.
    • Area: 409 mi2
    • Pop: 249,949 (2019)
    • Congressional district: 6th
    • County seat: Liberty
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  • Jackson County

    • Jackson County
    • Jackson County is located in the western portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 674,158. The estimated population in 2019 is 703,011 making it the second-most populous county in the state.
    • Area: 616 mi2
    • Pop: 703,011 (2019)
    • Congressional district: 5th
    • County seat: Independence
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  • Platte County

    • Platte County
    • Platte County is a county located in the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 89,322.
    • Area: 427 mi2
    • Pop: 104,418 (2019)
    • Congressional district: 6th
    • County seat: Platte City
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Urban West Regional Office, MU Extension
105 E 5th St Ste 200
Kansas City, MO 64106-1179