Community and leadership


Community and leadership
Mizzou ranked among nation's best public schools

Mizzou ranks 46th out of 499 four-year public institutions across the country, based on 22 indicators of academic excellence, affordability, diversity and economic strength. Read more

Cultural Heritage Workshops, Dec. 2 and 13

These free Cultural Heritage Workshops focus on helping local communities develop cultural heritage initiatives that foster community and economic development, develop a sense of place, and instill community pride.
Aurora, Mo., Dec. 2 Read more
Mexico, Mo., Dec. 13 Read more

MU Extension offers course for public board members

You’ve just been elected to a public board of directors. Now what? University of Missouri Extension offers a two-night course Nov. 9 and 16 to help newly elected board members. Read more

Arts and cultural heritage tourism for economic development

Studies show that heritage travelers stay longer at their destination, spend more money and tend to put money back in the communities they visit. Read more

Extension offers online course for board members of nonprofits

While board members can bring valuable skills and knowledge, they might not be ready to deal with issues such as conflicts of interest, maintaining minutes and other required documents, compensation of paid employees, and proper handling of grants, donations and other income. Read more

MU collaborates with community on audio tour of historic Lexington

Visitors to historic Lexington, Mo., can learn about the town's rich Civil War history through an audio walking and driving tour created through Extension's Community Arts Program. Watch the video. Read more

Hannibal tourist attraction benefits from MU Extension expertise

Many small businesses depend on tourism dollars. One such business is Mark Twain Cave in northeastern Missouri. Watch the video. Read more

Get tourists to slow down for a small town

Rural communities across the country are finding economic opportunities from cultural heritage tourism. Read more

About the Community Development Program

MU Extension helps people create communities of the future. Community development education helps citizens tap into local strengths and university resources. Read more



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