Contact James Preston, assistant executive director of advancement, for more information on how you can help.


For more than a century, University of Missouri Extension has connected the people of Missouri with their university. We have applied university-generated resources and research to improve the lives, communities and businesses of millions of Missourians.

We invite you to invest in Missouri’s future with us. Contribute to the Excellence in Extension Fund to support current special opportunities upholding extension objectives, or to the Missouri Cooperative Extension Service Endowment to support statewide initiatives for years to come. Or keep your donation close to home by supporting county gifts or endowments. County gifts generally finance local programmatic efforts in the short term, while contributions to the county endowment remain invested to sustain programs well into the future.

In 2017

Today, extension programs serve more than 1.6 million Missourians throughout the state as we pursue our commitment to All Things Missouri. For example, in 2017 our impact included:

    • Training more than
      11,300 FIREFIGHTERS
      and emergency responders across the state
  • Providing educational programs that helped nearly 2,900 nurses and health care professionals throughout Missouri keep their
    skills up to date
  • Helping Missouri businesses create or retain over
    8,100 JOBS