Innovate Ozarks 2015 Conference

Regional businesses can take advantage of a day of professional development close to home on Friday, October 23.  MU Extension – Dent County, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce and Healthy Dent County are hosting a one-day business conference at Salem Community Center @ the Armory, designed to provide area business owners, managers and employees an opportunity to pick up some new skills and resources, and network with other area businesses to learn about what’s happening in our regional economy. 

The conference will feature keynote addresses and breakout sessions designed to reach the range of businesses – from start-ups to those in transition, and everyone in between.  “Local businesses have been requesting more training opportunities and we are pleased to be able to provide sessions that should help our businesses grow and thrive,” said Sarah Massengale, Community Development Specialist with MU Extension.  The keynote sessions will be “Missouri Tourism: Impacts and Opportunities” and “Supporting Missouri’s Entrepreneurs.”  Breakout sessions will feature business planning for emergencies, customer service, workplace wellness, social media marketing, supervision 101 and business succession planning.  Click here to view the flyer containing more details about each breakout session.

The conference will be 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. on Friday, October 23 at Salem Community Center @ the Armory, 1200 W. Rolla Road in Salem.  A $40 registration fee includes all materials and lunch.  Early bird discount available if registering by October 2 ($35).  Registration deadline is October 20.  Please call MU Extension – Dent County at 573-729-3196 or email to reserve your spot!  The conference is sponsored by City of Salem Economic Development, Fidelity Communications, and Modern Woodmen of America.

MU Extension's impact in Dent County

Learn about the ways MU Extension serves our county and neighboring communities.
MU Extension: The University of Missouri in Dent County (PDF)

Freeze branding irons now available for rent

Cost is $15 per day or $25 per weekend.  For further information contact MU Extension in Dent County at (573) 729-3196.

A.I. breeding barn available for rent

The A.I. breeding barn, located at the Dent County MU Extension Center, is available to producers at a rate of $50 per day. For more information, contact Ted Cunningham, MU Extension livestock specialist, 573-729-3196 or

Breeding barn flyer (PDF)

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