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Community and leadership
What stories do the stars tell?

What stories will you tell when witnessing the total solar eclipse as it passes through Missouri on Aug. 21? If you are interested in Astronomy, Storytelling, or Digital Media creation, this camp is for you! 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

New signs welcome drivers to Audrain County

The MU Extension Council wants to welcome drivers entering the county and remind them of the many services. 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

News

  • Monday, May 1, 2017
    OWENSVILLE, Mo. – It’s a beautiful Saturday morning in spring, perfect for outdoor fun and relaxation. But about a dozen University of Missouri students are devoting the weekend to service. They started the day working at a health fair at the Gasconade Manor nursing home. In the afternoon they’ll go to the nearby Head Start center to do some cleaning, sweep the playground and set up a new picnic table. The next day they will help with a bingo game at an assisted-living facility in Hermann, Mo.
    Media available: photo; video
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $179,614 grant to the University of Missouri to support efforts to help veterans, Latinos, women and socially disadvantaged persons to farm or go into agribusiness.
  • Thursday, July 10, 2014
    LEXINGTON, Mo. – Visitors to historic Lexington, Missouri, can learn about the town’s rich Civil War history through an audio walking and driving tour created through the University of Missouri Extension Community Arts Program.
    Media available: photos; video
  • Thursday, August 2, 2012
    COLUMBIA — In a striped button-up shirt, black slacks and styled hair, Brandon Banks looks like a typical businessman ready for a day’s work in the office.
    Media available: photos

Websites

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Courses

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