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
Explore the MU Extension website and your county page to discover how MU Extension can enhance your life.
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Event date: April 1, 2020 - May 20, 2020
Updates and changes to FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act), SBA (Small Business Assistance), EDA (Economic Development Administration) and Disaster Recovery, USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Rural Business Development Grants, COVID-19 ...
Event date: April 2, 2020
Event time: | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Mediterranean Diet was selected as the healthiest diet by the Huntington Post and US News in 2019. It is promoted as heart healthy, longevity enhancing and well... delicious. But how can Mid-westerners take part in an eating plan originating ...
Event date: April 2, 2020
Event time: | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Are you a Leadership Phelps County graduate, sponsor, or future participant? Join us at this luncheon to network with Phelps County leaders, learn about the Fall 2020 Leadership Phelps County program and how you can help, and hear how communities ...
News & articles
- Published: Friday, March 27, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The stage is set for more spring flooding in Missouri, said University of Missouri Extension climatologist Pat Guinan. “A lot will depend on the weather patterns that set up over the region in the next few weeks,” he said. ...
- Published: Friday, March 20, 2020
Show Me Resilience. In challenging times, Missourians come together. This simple phrase illustrates how University of Missouri Extension and communities across the state are showing up for each other. People, businesses and communities across ...
- Published: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
With the recent restrictions on gatherings due to COVID-19 affecting Missouri 4-H members, volunteers, and faculty and staff, we have received many questions about how to handle eligibility for participation at county fairs. As a reminder, Missouri ...
Publication date: May 1, 2017
Cleaning up after a flood takes special care. Families returning to their flooded homes should exercise caution before and during the cleanup process. To help you get your life and home back to normal, download this PDF.ContentsSteps toward ...
Publication date: May 1, 2016
It takes some time and effort to develop a lawn with the right mixture of turfgrass species and varieties for your landscape and situation, but it is worth the investment to achieve results that are attractive, durable and easy to maintain. Important ...
Publication date: May 1, 2003
Composting your yard wastes results in an abundance of healthy fruits and vegetables from your garden, a safer environment, less money spent on fertilizers and bags, and more time to enjoy what you are creating.MulchingControl weedsConserve soil ...
Publication date: June 1, 2014
As much as 80 percent of the water used around the home during summer is used outside. Watering the lawn is the main outside water use. During dry summers, local water authorities may cut off water for outside use or only allow watering on certain ...
Publication date: June 1, 2008
Soil testing provides an estimate of the plant-available nutrients in the soil and is an essential tool for a sound fertilization program. Periodic soil testing will help to correct nutrient deficiencies, avoid excess fertilizer applications and ...
Publication date: Jan. 1, 2005
Trees and shade create a naturally pleasing environment in the landscape. However, it is difficult to grow grass under trees because not only the quantity but also the quality of the light changes in the shade. In full sun, light is in the "near red" ...