Key initiatives

For more than a century, University of Missouri Extension has been improving lives and communities. As we move forward into our second century of service to the people of Missouri, we embrace a framework for honoring the mission, vision and values of MU Extension.

The strategic plan, program integration and Missouri Banner Outcomes are interconnected initiatives aimed at prioritizing programming choices and development to ensure each program continues to serve the interests of the public.

  • The strategic plan outlines goals that make it possible to sustainably translate research into practical programs.
  • Missouri Banner Outcomes identify societal issue areas MU Extension is positioned to address and an evaluation system that will measure outcomes to demonstrate accountability.
  • Program integration enhances extension's ability to develop programs that are valued and trusted.

Together, these initiatives provide a framework that strikes a balance among individual and organizational thinking and appropriate levels of participation.