A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance helps adults 60 years old and up realize that falls — and the fear of falling — are controllable. The program provides information on ways to change your environment to limit risk factors that contribute to falling, and will help you find strength and balance exercises to reduce your chances of falling.

Agricultural Business and Policy Extension

Agricultural Business and Policy Extension serves rural Missouri by helping farms, agribusinesses and communities understand their opportunities and challenges to make informed decisions.


Alianzas facilitates and promotes effective intercultural communication and forms alliances with MU Extension and its specialists, the Latinx residents and the larger community of our great state of Missouri.

Annie’s Project

The mission of Annie’s Project is to empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information.

Aquaculture and Fisheries Extension

The MU Aquaculture and Fisheries Extension Program provides educational resources and research-based information to help you plan and manage for recreational fishing or commercial aquaculture.

Beef Extension

The beef industry is viable and strong in Missouri — ranking among the nation's leaders in beef cattle production. Beef Extension offers resources for Missouri’s beef industry on nutrition, reproduction, health, forages, environmental management, business management and more.

Building Strong Families

Building Strong Families is a comprehensive and dynamic program designed to empower individuals and families with the tools, resources and support they need to cultivate strong, resilient and harmonious family units.


The Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems (CARES) was established with the objective to use data and tools to support better informed decision making. Their professional data experts work with individuals and organizations to make maps, develop data visualizations, and figure out ways to do their work better.

Commercial Horticulture

The mission of our program is to enhance community well-being by supporting both beginning and experienced farmers through impartial, science-driven education, resources, and technical aid. Our goal is to equip clients with research-based information that will enable their success in gardening and farming endeavors. Our specific objectives include:

Community Arts Program

The Community Arts Program is a three-way partnership between MU Extension, the University of Missouri, and Missouri communities to promote and foster arts-based community and economic development.

Community Health Engagement and Outreach

MU Extension’s Community Health program’s goal is to achieve optimal health and well-being for every Missourian at every stage of life.

Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities

Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities aims to create, connect, and promote community economic revitalization through entrepreneurship as a driver for economic growth across communities in Missouri.

Continuing Education for Health Professions

MU Continuing Education for Health Professions (CEHP) provides evidenced-based, relevant and responsive learning activities designed to narrow professional practice gaps with respect to knowledge, competence, and performance of the healthcare team.

Cooking Matters

Eating healthy doesn’t have to break the bank. Our Cooking Matters programs teach smart shopping strategies and healthy cooking skills that can help you prepare nutritious, low-cost meals and snacks at home.

Corn and Sorghum

Resources for Missouri's corn and sorghum farming industries.

Cotton Extension

Cotton is an important crop in Missouri. In 2018, southeast Missouri counties produced lint and seed valued at $324 million, though the number of cotton-planted acres varies each year with commodity prices.

Dairy Extension

Missouri’s dairy production and processing industry continues to evolve within a growing but rapidly consolidating US dairy industry. This site links Missouri dairy producers to key dairy production and business information at MU and other institutions.

Demographic, Economic and Workforce Data Training

Demographic, Economic and Workforce Data Training gives your team fundamental skills in public information data collection, analysis and visualization.

Drought Resources

Drought impacts at least some parts of Missouri almost every year. MU Extension provides information and resources about drought monitoring and mitigation.

Early Childhood

The Early Childhood Hub, a dedicated space curated by our MU Extension team, aims to empower and support adults who shape the early years of a child's life, which includes families, teachers and child care providers. The goal of this platform is to equip you with valuable information and resources that can help foster children’s optimal growth and…

EMS Education Institute

EMS Education offers new and continuing training to EMS professionals Our mission is to provide an evolving and dynamic education and training program to new and existing EMS and Alli

Engaged Neighbor Program

The Engaged Neighbor Program began in Greene County in 2019 and has grown to a statewide program. Efforts under the Engaged Neighbor Program name include classes, special events, presentations, partnerships, publications, an award-winning newsletter, and events like Missouri Good Neighbor Week, Show-Me Neighborhood Art Week and Won’t You Be My…

Engineering Extension

Engineering Extension uses engineering faculty and student expertise as well as linkages to other economic development outreach programs to deliver services via individual consultations, in-person or online education and community and regional-based programming for industry professionals.

Exceed — Regional Economic and Entrepreneurial Development

The Exceed program enhances economic development opportunities by providing high-quality research and insights to its partners. Learn how it supports regional and entrepreneurial development.

Family Nutrition Education Programs (FNEP)

FNEP provides research-based nutrition education to Missouri’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients and those who are eligible. MU Extension nutrition educators work in a variety of settings throughout the state with the goal of helping participants make behavior changes to achieve lifelong health and fitness.

Field Crop Pathology

The MU Field Crop Plant Pathology program provides research-based information for disease problems associated with field crop production in Missouri.

Flood Resources

Flooding remains the deadliest weather-related natural disaster in Missouri. MU Extension's provides updates on flooding and resources for what to do to prepare for a flood and recovery afterward.

Focus on Kids

Parents who are divorcing or separating face unique challenges in parenting their children while living apart. The purpose of the Focus on Kids (FOK) program is to help parents learn how to nurture and support their children through the divorce/separation process, and to help parents develop ways to effectively work together as co-parents.

Food Preservation

The Food Preservation program provides up-to-date, research-based procedural recommendations, tested recipes, and hands-on workshops that assist the consumer in safely preserving produce and other products.

Food Safety

The goals of the Food Safety program include educating consumers on safe food handling in food preparation and food preservation, and educating farmers and farmers market vendors on food safety and regulatory compliance. Many topics are highlighted on this site to help you learn how to safely handle food from the farm to your table.

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